| Posted On Mar 30, 2016 | By:

Colon Cancer and the Importance of Screening

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer – which is cancer of the colon or rectum – is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed each year. Unfortunately, because colon cancer is often not caught until it is in its later stages, more than one third die from the disease.

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| Posted On Mar 24, 2016 | By:

A Look at the New Dietary Guidelines

Every five years, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are required to update guidelines that provide recommendations on nutrition to help adults and children ages 2+ consume a healthy, nutritionally acceptable diet. These guidelines provide the basis for federal food, nutrition and health policies as well as national nutrition education for the public, thus, influencing the diets of millions of Americans.

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| Posted On Mar 16, 2016 | By:

5 Things You Need to Know about Postpartum Emotions

When I gave birth to my son in 2012, I was fortunate to enter motherhood with 5 years’ experience as an OB/Gyn nurse. However, no class or book prepared me for the whirlwind of emotions that are part of the normal postpartum experience.

Here are five emotional experiences you may not learn about in prenatal class:

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| Posted On Mar 09, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Urges Quick Passage of Omnibus Tobacco Bill

As a member of Tobacco Free Mass, a coalition of various organizations throughout the state advocating for stricter controls of tobacco products in the state, Atrius Health applauds members of the Joint Committee on Public Health who recently released a comprehensive tobacco bill (S 2152).

The bill, which includes components of eight tobacco bills filed this session, builds on actions already taken at the local level across many Massachusetts communities.

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| Posted On Mar 07, 2016 | By:

The Gender of Sleep

The fact that men and women are different isn’t exactly news. But did you know that there are significant variances among the sexes even when it comes to sleep? Studies are only now understanding why gender matters when it comes to sleep – and it’s more than just early birds versus night owls.

There are, in fact, biological differences that can determine how sleep patterns for men and women differ.

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| Posted On Mar 03, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Joins Coalition Supporting CONNECT for Health Act

Atrius Health is proud to join a national coalition of providers and organizations supporting federal telehealth legislation introduced earlier this month.  The bipartisan bill, Senate bill 2484 and House bill 4442, the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act, was introduced by Senators Schatz, Wicker, Cochran, Cardin, Thune and Warner and Representatives Black, Welch, and Harper.

The CONNECT for Health Act would:

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| Posted On Mar 02, 2016 | By:

The DIY Vaccine: Hand Washing

No one wants to experience the unpleasant symptoms of seasonal flu or norovirus. Aside from getting your flu shot, what can you do to protect yourself? Wash your hands, correctly and often. It’s a simple, effective way to get rid of germs before they make you sick and, equally important, before you can pass along those germs or an illness to your loved ones.

Thanks to the CDC, here are 6 things you should know about hand washing to make your routine as effective as possible and keep those germs away:

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