| Posted On Jun 27, 2013 | By:

The SMArt Kids are Heading into Summer!

Congratulations to all of the SMArt Kids for their great work this school year!  Every participant was successful in losing weight, and we are so proud of each parent’s and child’s dedication to our program.

SMArt Kids is winding down for the summer, but we know the SMArt Kids will continue to work on their goals all summer long.  We hope some of them will join us again in September when we kick off a new session with many new faces.

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| Posted On Jun 25, 2013 | By:

Asking the Right Questions When You Have Chronic Kidney Disease

In the United States, 26 million adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD), which makes it harder for the kidneys to filter waste from the blood. CKD is an important health issue that can be under-recognized by patients and doctors, as it often progresses gradually with no obvious signs or symptoms until it has advanced to a late stage.  It is often linked to diabetes or hypertension, and symptoms include decreased energy, muscle cramps, and swollen feet and ankles. 

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| Posted On Jun 21, 2013 | By:

Check out the Wellesley Practice!

We are delighted to share that our Wellesley practice currently has 18 primary care physicians for both adults and children accepting new patients.  Look below and click here to learn more about the  doctors at Wellesley and other practice sites who are welcoming new patients to Harvard Vanguard. The Wellesley office is in a terrific location, conveniently located just off Route 128 at 230 Worcester Street (Route 9).  

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| Posted On Jun 20, 2013 | By:

Super Foods and Nutrition Tips for Men

June is Men’s Health Month, which means it’s a great time to check in with your health care providers and make sure you’re doing all you can to stay healthy.  In addition to regular screening tests, don’t forget to give your diet a check-up.  Eating well and watching your weight is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age.

Men of all ages should include several servings of Super Foods (foods which have extra nutrients and anti-aging and disease-fighting properties) in their diets each week. 

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| Posted On Jun 18, 2013 | By:

Proud to be Part of Boston Pride 2013

The 2013 Boston Pride festival was the largest Pride celebration to date in Boston, boasting the best turnout and the most parade marchers ever in its 40 year history.  Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates was proud to be part of this history-making event.

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| Posted On Jun 14, 2013 | By:

Living Confidently with Food Allergy

If you have been told that your child has a food allergy, it can be overwhelming and you probably have a lot of questions running through your mind about what your child can and cannot eat, what other caregivers should and need to know to keep your child safe, what you do if your child has a food reaction, and what will life look and feel like for your child and your family as you try to adjust to this new reality.

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| Posted On Jun 11, 2013 | By:

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute Awarded for Work on Childhood Obesity

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute have been awarded third place in Round 3 of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine’s (AJPM) Childhood Obesity Challenge, an online competition for innovative ideas to combat the childhood obesity epidemic.

The award was given to the STAR (Study of Technology to Accelerate Research) program, a collaboration between Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.

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| Posted On Jun 06, 2013 | By:

How to Use an Inhaler

If you’ve been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or asthma, your doctor may have prescribed an inhaler as part of your treatment plan. An inhaler is a handheld device that delivers medicine in a measured dose while a person inhales. Inhalers are used for respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD.

Inhaled medicine may work faster than oral medicines to relieve symptoms such as wheezing and spasms in the bronchial tubes,

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| Posted On Jun 04, 2013 | By:

SMArt Kids : Drinks can have a not-so-sweet surprise

The SMArt Kids had a sweet time at our recent May SMA. They enjoyed the expertise of Linda Germaine-Miller, our SMArt Kids Nutritionist, and of Chip Wilder, LICSW, from the Burlington Behavioral Health Department. At a past SMA, Chip introduced the concept of mindfulness to our group, and he reinforced the importance of mindful eating this month. He taught us that mindful eating is remaining aware of and accepting what you are experiencing (sensing,

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