| Posted On Nov 25, 2014 | By:

Thanksgiving Day Holiday Notice

On Thursday, November 27th, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day holiday except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments. If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time, day or night. Your call will be directed to our 24/7 medical staff and triaged as needed. If it is determined that you need an urgent care appointment,

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| Posted On Nov 24, 2014 | By:

Atrius Health demonstrates highest quality scores in New England for Medicare beneficiaries

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and the other medical groups in Atrius Health demonstrated the achievement of the highest scores for quality in New England among Pioneer ACOs and second highest scores for quality nationally among Pioneer ACOs when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released scores for quality among the 237 organizations participating in a new model of caring for Medicare beneficiaries. Atrius Health is one of 23 organizations nationally participating in the highly selective Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model.

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| Posted On Nov 20, 2014 | By:

Anxiety in Overdrive

If a world existed where we all happily chilled on a beach day in and day out, we would probably never feel anxious, but we would also never get anything done. The reality is that many of us have a lot to do each day, and a little anxiety can sometimes motivate us to get it done.

However, there is a fine line between anxiety pushing you to meet or exceed the demands on your plate and being so anxious about them that you cannot work efficiently,

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| Posted On Nov 19, 2014 | By:

Guilt-Free Holiday Eating

The holidays can be the most difficult time of the year for those who are trying to maintain a healthy regimen. After all, food is a part of every gathering, and between the parties with co-workers, friends and family, there tends to be a lot of eating involved. It’s not necessary to put a damper on the holiday spirit and completely discourage the food celebration, but whether you’re the one cooking or going to a party,

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| Posted On Nov 13, 2014 | By:

Diaphragmatic Breathing: A Technique to Release Stress

Stress, either to mind or body – a deadline at work, a very bad headache, presenting to a crowd,  chronic pain – often causes very physical reactions: your muscles tense and can even cramp, your heart rate rises, you cannot easily concentrate, and often your breathing becomes faster and shallower.

Diaphragmatic breathing is a style of breathing that can release stress from your body, helping you to calm, relax, and ultimately feel better. 

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| Posted On Nov 12, 2014 | By:

Better Care for a Better Life: Lauren

Lauren puts a lot of energy into caring for her family. With two small children and a part-time job (luckily from home), some days are busier than others, with trips to the grocery store, school, and soccer practice. Like most mothers, the last thing she wants to do is to waste time in the emergency room with unexpected minor injuries and illnesses.

The day before her daughter’s first birthday party, Lauren found herself facing a laundry list of chores: prepare food for the party,

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| Posted On Nov 07, 2014 | By:

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Named LGBT Healthcare Equality Leader

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates has been recognized for the fourth year as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. Harvard Vanguard earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who often face significant challenges in securing the quality health care and respect they deserve.

“We are honored to be recognized once again as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality,” said Harvard Vanguard Interim CEO Dr.

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| Posted On Nov 06, 2014 | By:

Welcome to Kenmore!

Do you live or work in Boston? Do you know someone who does and who might be looking for a doctor? If so, our Kenmore practice, located on Brookline Avenue just down the street from Fenway Park, has created a wonderful video introduction of their practice to help prospective patients get a look inside, meet some of their terrific staff, and learn about the many, many specialties and services that Kenmore has to offer its patients.

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| Posted On Nov 04, 2014 | By:

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Welcomes Dr. Marcelo Campos

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates proudly welcomes Dr. Marcelo Campos to the internal medicine department at our Post Office Square practice.  He is accepting new patients to his practice.  To see his video profile, please watch it here:

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