| Posted On Sep 15, 2021 | By:

Introducing the COVID-19 SMART Health Card: Online Proof of Vaccination

As some retail, entertainment and travel destinations are beginning to require customers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or show a negative COVID-19 test), having a safe and portable way to show proof of vaccination is becoming increasingly important.

Atrius Health is pleased to announce the COVID-19 “SMART Health Card,” which allows for a digital or printable version of your COVID-19 vaccination or testing information. Patients can now access a copy of their COVID-19 record and easily share their vaccination and testing information with others by using a QR code on their mobile device or printing a copy from their medical record.

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| Posted On Sep 14, 2021 | By:

Your Teen’s First Visit to the Gynecologist

Dr. Lilja Stefansson, OBGYN at Atrius Health, answers sensitive questions with straightforward answers.

Dear Dr. Stefansson, my daughter is 13 years old and recently started her period. When does she need to have her first gynecology visit? – GrowingUp2Fast

Dear GrowingUp2Fast, this is an excellent question, and I wish I heard it more often! The adolescent years can be a challenging time where our kids are “not really children,

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| Posted On Sep 09, 2021 | By:

Psoriasis: Know the Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatments

Psoriasis is a common chronic skin disease that affects more than 8 million Americans. It is characterized by red, itchy, and scaly patches on the knees, elbows, back, and scalp. Psoriasis runs on a cycle, with flare-ups usually occurring for a few weeks or months at a time. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are various treatments and lifestyle changes to manage symptoms and reduce the severity of flare-ups.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms of psoriasis differ case-by-case,

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| Posted On Aug 31, 2021 | By:

Labor Day Urgent Care Hours

On Monday, September 6th, Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for Labor 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 Aug 10, 2021 | By:

Supporting Your Child’s Transition Back to School

Back to school means new teachers, subjects, and classmates, as well as a chance for kids to start fresh after a restful summer off. And while the start of any school year can provoke a level of anxiety for students, the return to in-person learning after over a year of virtual or hybrid schooling models can be nerve-wracking or expose signs of separation anxiety.

During this transition, it’s important to acknowledge your child’s anxieties and set them up for a successful return to the classroom.

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| Posted On Aug 06, 2021 | By:

The Importance of Flu Vaccination in the Midst of COVID-19

Although much of our medical news these days is focused on COVID-19, its Delta variant, and the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, we are quickly approaching the time of year when we have to prepare for the emergence of another virus: influenza, aka “the flu.” The flu season usually begins in October and lasts through March or April. Last year – with strict masking policies, social distancing requirements, hand washing practices,

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| Posted On Jul 14, 2021 | By:

Feeling the Heat? Tips to Stay Safe and Cool!

With summer in full swing, New Englanders know to anticipate hot temperatures and the occasional heatwave. Although this is a great time to get outdoors, it’s critical to stay safe while temperatures rise. Heat-related illnesses – heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke – can have dangerous implications if left untreated. Learning to identify these illnesses and tips to avoid them can help keep you and your family healthy and cool this summer.

 

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| Posted On Jul 12, 2021 | By:

Contraceptive Failure? Your Emergency Contraception Options

Dr. Lilja Stefansson, OBGYN at Atrius Health, answers sensitive questions with straightforward answers.

Q: Dear Dr. Stefansson – I am freaking out. The condom ripped the other night during sex. Right now is not a good time for a pregnancy. Help! – “NotReady”

A: Dear “NotReady,” oh goodness! You experienced what is called a “contraceptive failure.” This happens when the birth control you are using literally fails you in your efforts not to procreate.

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| Posted On Jul 01, 2021 | By:

July 4th Holiday Weekend Notice

For the July 4th holiday weekend, Atrius Health practices which are typically open for urgent care appointments on Saturdays will operate on their regular Saturday schedule for July 3rd. On Sunday, July 4th and Monday, July 5th, Atrius Health medical practices will be closed to observe the July 4th holiday 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, 

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| Posted On Jun 30, 2021 | By:

Men’s Health: Prioritizing Wellness

June is Men’s Health Month – an opportunity to raise awareness around the importance of prioritizing wellness and healthy habits. Over the past 16 months, many of us have put medical visits and routine care on the backburner. As we move into a new and brighter phase, this is a great time to check in with your own personal prevention and health maintenance plans and get back on track with your goals. Let’s take a moment to review some key health considerations for men and consider some actions to ensure ongoing wellness.

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