| Posted On Feb 25, 2016 | By:

5 Things You Should Know about New Motherhood

When I was pregnant with my first child, I remember feeling overly confident about the prospect of being a mother. After all, I’m a big sister to 6 siblings and an OB/GYN nurse. What else was there to know?

What I did not realize was that preparation for baby included far more than learning the “skills” of baby care and being comfortable with holding a newborn. And in hindsight, I did not stack the cards in my favor for my transition to new motherhood.

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| Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | By:

Heart Health and You

February is all about the heart – and we’re not only talking about Valentine’s Day. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death for all Americans, making “Heart Month” the ideal time to help raise awareness for this serious yet treatable epidemic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year.

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| Posted On Feb 11, 2016 | By:

Presidents’ Day Holiday Notice

On Monday, February 15th, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for Presidents’ Day 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 Feb 11, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Practices Named to 2015 Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll

Atrius Health is pleased to announce that our practices have once again been named to the annual Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Physician Group Honor Roll, many earning the “with distinction” honor.

Harvard Pilgrim selected the Honor Roll physician groups based on clinical performance measured against national standards set by HEDIS® (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set), a tool developed for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to assess the clinical performance of physician groups.

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| Posted On Feb 08, 2016 | By:

Patient Information: Weather Alert/Closing Updates for Monday, February 8, 2016

Due to the snowstorm and in consideration of the safety of our patients and staff, many practices will be closing early for patient care at the times listed in the schedule below.

Patients who have appointments scheduled after these closing times will be contacted by a member of our staff to reschedule those appointments.

As always, if you need medical advice after our practices are closed, please contact your doctor’s office by phone,

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| Posted On Feb 04, 2016 | By:

When do your child’s behavioral issues mean something else?

The first months of school inevitably require adjustment for any child; a new teacher, a new classroom dynamic, new rules & expectations and new things to learn – that’s a lot of new all at once for a child to process. But what if the troubles don’t seem to be getting easier, and your child is still having trouble paying attention for long periods of time? How you do know when it is something more serious,

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| Posted On Feb 01, 2016 | By:

Moving You to Better Health with Healthy-Steps

We are pleased to announce that Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is offering a free Healthy-Steps exercise class for adults with cancer and other chronic diseases. Healthy-Steps is a group therapeutic exercise and movement program done to music.

Some of the health and wellness benefits for participants include:

  • Helps improve range of motion
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves balance
  • Prevents swelling and lymphedema
  • Improves emotional well-being
  • Promotes positive self-image

This one hour class will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month at our Kenmore practice,

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