| Posted On Feb 27, 2017 | By:

Atrius Health Joins Massachusetts Coalition for Coverage and Care

Atrius Health recently joined a growing list of health care providers, consumer groups, representatives from the business community, and others to form the Massachusetts Coalition for Coverage & Care in response to potential threats to the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The Coalition was created by Health Care For All and is being co-hosted by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation which will provide research and technical assistance. The group was formed to ensure that state health reform measures (Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006) that provide universal coverage to Massachusetts residents is protected.

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| Posted On Feb 23, 2017 | By:

What is a Charley Horse?

Charley horse is just another name for an incredibly uncomfortable muscle contraction or spasm. While this painful contraction can occur in any muscle in the body, a charley horse is more specific to muscles in the legs.

The exact origin of the term “charley horse” is not known, but was used as far back as 1880s to describe a leg cramp common to baseball players.

What causes a charley horse?

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| Posted On Feb 21, 2017 | By:

Atrius Health and IBM Watson Health Forge Partnership to Bring Cognitive Insights to Primary Care Physicians and Their Patients

Atrius Health and IBM (NYSE: IBM) Watson Health recently announced an agreement to develop a cloud-based offering for primary care providers. By providing a holistic view of the multiple influences on an individual’s health, including social determinants, Watson Cognitive Insights could be designed to support shared decision making between physicians and patients.

According to a paper published by Health Affairs, shared decision making, whereby physicians and their patients make healthcare decisions together using the best clinical evidence available,

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| Posted On Feb 15, 2017 | By:

President’s Day Holiday Notice

On Monday, February 20th, the Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for President’s Day except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments, and Dedham Medical Urgent Care Center in Norwood, which will be open for walk-in care from 8:00am-6:00pm.

If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time,

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| Posted On Feb 14, 2017 | By:

Welcome, Harvard Vanguard Pediatrics at Harvard University Health Services

We are pleased to share that as of January, 2017, we have assumed the operation of Harvard University’s on campus pediatric practice, located in the main Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) clinic in Harvard Square, and have moved into a beautiful, newly-renovated space.

Staffed by Harvard Vanguard pediatricians Dr. Naomi Priver and Dr. Hongchao Zhou, the practice provides pediatric primary care and has access to 24/7 telephone medical advice and weekend and holiday urgent care.

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| Posted On Feb 12, 2017 | By:

WEATHER ALERT: For Monday, February 13, 2017

Due to the forecasted snowstorm, all Atrius Health practice locations will be closed for all patient care on Monday, February 13, 2017. This includes regularly scheduled appointments in all departments, urgent care services, and lab, pharmacy and radiology.

We will provide 24/7 phone-based support for patients. Please call your doctor’s office should you need medical advice and your call will be triaged by our medical staff.

Patients who have appointments scheduled for Monday,

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| Posted On Feb 09, 2017 | By:

UPDATED WEATHER ALERT: for February 9, 2017

Due to the forecasted snow and worsening weather conditions for later today, all Atrius Health practice locations will close early at 12 noon today, Thursday, February 9th.

Patients will be contacted to reschedule appointments.

As always, we will provide 24/7 phone-based support for patients needing medical advice.

Thank you – stay safe everyone!

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| Posted On Feb 08, 2017 | By:

WEATHER ALERT: For Thursday, February 9, 2017

As of 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2017:

All Atrius Health practice sites will be open as usual on Thursday, February 9, 2017 but will be closing early at 5:00pm for all patient care including scheduled appointments, urgent care, and lab, radiology and pharmacy services.

We will continue to monitor the weather during the day on Thursday, and if forecasted conditions worsen, we may decide to modify the early closure timing in consideration of the safety of our patients and our staff;

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| Posted On Feb 07, 2017 | By:

Stop the Spread of Viruses!

While you can get sick at any time of the year, winters in general and this winter in particular have many hard-hitting viruses – including the common cold but also norovirus and influenza – busily circulating through schools, businesses and homes.

With many of us suffering from sneezing, coughing, and just feeling lousy, I’d like to share some tips to help stop the spread of viruses and stay healthy.

Colds

Colds are more common in the winter and spring,

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| Posted On Feb 02, 2017 | By:

Exercises to Help Prevent and Manage Sports Injuries

Are you a runner or do you frequently play sports like tennis, squash, or basketball? Do you often deal with an injury from your activity, or do you just want to learn more about how to prevent injury while being as active as possible? These exercises will help improve your stability and strength which are key to avoiding, preventing and managing injuries to the knee, hip, ankle or back as a result of recreational activity or a competitive sport.

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