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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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| Posted On Jan 31, 2017 | By:

Oh, My Aching Back! The Body Mechanics of Snow Removal

Winter weather in New England is unpredictable, to say the least. We can go from no snow in sight to 10 or more inches overnight. Dealing with snow storms – and more importantly, with snow removal – is a big challenge for most of us. To successfully clear a driveway or walkway, it often takes hours of shoveling to get the job done and can easily create lots of body aches and pains. Low back pain is a very common complaint post shoveling,

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| Posted On Jan 10, 2017 | By:

Vertigo

Experiencing vertigo for the first time can be a pretty scary event. Most people describe it as a strong spinning sensation or a feeling of light-headedness or being totally off-balance. Vertigo often stems from a problem with the vestibular system, our balance center which is located in the inner ear but deeper than our ear drum and the systems involved with hearing.

One of the most common causes of vertigo is called BPPV,

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| Posted On Jan 06, 2017 | By:

Introducing Video Visit Appointments!

Feeling sick? Just click! We are excited to announce a limited pilot program of video visits with an Atrius Health physician through MyHealth Online.

During the pilot program, video visits are available free of charge to adult primary care patients* of our Harvard Vanguard Chestnut Hill/West Roxbury, Medford, Post Office Square and Watertown locations who need treatment for a limited set of common medical conditions.

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| Posted On Dec 29, 2016 | By:

Our Top Health Blogs of 2016

As 2016 nears its end and a new year is at our doorstep, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of our most popular blog posts of the year and provide a quick summary (and some good reading) if you happened to miss them.

Wishing you and your family good health in 2017 and beyond!

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| Posted On Dec 14, 2016 | By:

The Holidays and Stress

The holiday season is said to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for some of us, the reality is that the holidays can cause or increase stress and depression, which can be triggered when there is difficulty adjusting to a change in daily routine or an overload in familial, social, and work obligations.

To prevent stress and depression getting the best of you this season, it is important to recognize your holiday stress triggers.

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| Posted On Dec 05, 2016 | By:

Celiac Disease

The popularity of gluten-free diets has grown rapidly in the last few years as people are incorporating this approach to diet with the belief that it will lead to quick weight loss.

However, for some people – perhaps as many as 3 million Americans – a gluten free-diet is not a new weight-loss strategy but a necessary, lifelong treatment to relieve the often painful symptoms of celiac disease.

What is Celiac Disease? 

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| Posted On Dec 01, 2016 | By:

Health Ed Classes for the Year Ahead

As the New Year approaches, many people ponder resolutions to improve their health. Atrius Health offers a number of classes that can help you with your health resolutions, whether they are to decrease stress, get stronger or help identify a desired behavior change and make a plan for achieving it.

Check out the classes below to see if they might support you in reaching your healthy goals.

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| Posted On Nov 21, 2016 | By:

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

For many people, this is truly “the most wonderful time of the year,” as it’s filled with family, friends and of course, food! If you are among the many who are trying to lose weight or stay healthy, the thought of traditional holiday food and navigating family and social events can cause a bit of anxiety. But it doesn’t need to.

It is more than possible to enjoy the celebrations with just a few modifications.

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