| Posted On Sep 29, 2015 | By:

When the Winter Blues Make You SAD

Every fall, we New Englanders must adjust to seasonal changes. As we move into autumn, the sun sets earlier every day and we turn the clocks back an hour for Daylight Savings Time. This loss of light and the oncoming cold can have a negative effect on our mood. Those who love winter sports celebrate, but many of us feel less energetic and begin to dread the upcoming winter. Some of us believe that bears have the right idea and would like to skip winter altogether,

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| Posted On Sep 29, 2015 | By:

Improving Patient and Clinician Satisfaction with Scribes

An electronic health record (EHR) is a digital version of what used to be a patient’s paper chart. EHRs have made it easier for a doctor to keep track of their patient’s medical history and care plan in one place and share that information with a patient’s specialists and hospital if needed. EHRs have also made it easier for patients to access portions of their medical record via desktops, tablets and even mobile apps on smartphones.

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| Posted On Sep 23, 2015 | By:

Caring for Your Newborn

Expecting your first child? While your list of baby names may be short, your to do list certainly is not. It seems as if there are a million things you need (how can someone so small need so much stuff!), from diapers to portable bath tubs to tiny onesies, as well as cribs and strollers and car seats. Oftentimes, the excitement of preparing for baby is mixed with the realization that you actually need to use all of these things properly,

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| Posted On Sep 21, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Submits Pre-Filed Testimony to the Health Policy Commission

Atrius Health recently submitted pre-filed testimony to the Health Policy Commission (HPC) in advance of the Annual Health Care Cost Trends hearings that will take place October 5-6, 2015 at Suffolk University Law School.

Atrius Health was among approximately 70 health care provider organizations and payers statewide asked to submit pre-filed testimony on a variety of topics including alternative payment methodologies, steps taken to ensure the state met the benchmark in 2014,

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| Posted On Sep 17, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Supports the Boston Heart Walk

Hundreds of employees from Atrius Health (Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and VNA Care Network Foundation) participated in the Boston Heart Walk this past Saturday, September 12th at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade. This marked the ninth year in a row our staff and their families, friends and even their dogs teamed up to raise funds to support the lifesaving research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Heart Association.

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| Posted On Sep 16, 2015 | By:

E-cigarettes and Kids: A Harmful Combination

Despite very successful anti-tobacco campaigns over the past several years that have greatly diminished cigarette use among tweens and teens, e-cigarettes and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) products are rising quickly in popularity. In 2014, survey results found more teens used e-cigarettes than regular cigarettes: 9% of 8th graders, 16% of 10th graders, and 17% of 12th graders used e-cigarettes, compared to 4%, 7%, and 14% for regular cigarettes, respectively.

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| Posted On Sep 15, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Supports the Boston Heart Walk

Hundreds of employees from Atrius Health participated in the Boston Heart Walk this past Saturday, September 12 at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade. This marked the ninth year in a row our staff and their families, friends and even their dogs teamed up to raise funds to support the lifesaving research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Heart Association. The Atrius Health team has raised more than $800,000 for the Boston Heart Walk over the past 9 years.

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| Posted On Sep 14, 2015 | By:

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Welcomes Dr. Susan Millet

We are pleased to announce that Susan Millet, DO, formerly of Lahey Health Primary Care in Danvers, has joined Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Peabody/Lynnfield and will begin seeing patients in November.

Dr. Millet is board certified in pediatrics.  She went to medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internship and residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

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| Posted On Sep 10, 2015 | By:

Blood Pressure by the Numbers

119/79, 120/80, 140/90. No, these aren’t the winning lotto numbers, but they are numbers you should remember. They are key in understanding your blood pressure reading and they represent very real and very important facts about your health.

Blood pressure, by definition, measures the force pushing outwards on your arterial walls. As your heart pumps blood throughout the body, it pushes the blood up against the walls of the blood vessels;

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| Posted On Sep 03, 2015 | By:

Sexually Transmitted Infections: What you need to know

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which are also called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), are some of the most widespread infections with almost 20 million STIs reported in America last year. STIs affect both men and women and anyone who is sexually active can get an STI.

STIs are typically spread from one person to another through vaginal, anal, or oral sex, but they can also be passed by sharing needles, during the delivery of a baby or during breast-feeding.

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