| Posted On Jan 18, 2022 | By:

Getting Your Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record

On Monday, January 10, Massachusetts introduced the “My Vax Records” tool. It allows residents to search the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS) for their vaccine records. When the records are found, the tool generates a QR code to store on your phone, creating a digital COVID-19 vaccine “passport” to show when required (e.g., for indoor dining or travel). While the system has worked well for many, the state has provided some information and guidance to help should you find missing or incorrect information in the MIIS.

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| Posted On Jan 12, 2022 | By:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Urgent Care Notice

On Monday, January 17th, the Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. 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.

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| Posted On Jan 11, 2022 | By:

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s the Difference?

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are often used interchangeably when discussing age-related memory loss. While Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia, the two are not the same. Knowing the difference and what to look for if you or a loved one starts experiencing memory loss is an important first step at ensuring you have the tools at your disposal to maintain a happy and healthy life.

What is Dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term,

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| Posted On Jan 10, 2022 | By:

Expanded Weekday Adult Urgent Care

Atrius Health is pleased to share that we are expanding our weekday hours for adult urgent care to make access to care easier for you.

Our urgent care departments in Braintree, Norwood, Plymouth (Cordage Park) and Somerville now have extended weekday hours from 8:00am – 8:00pm, and we plan to extend the weekday hours at Kenmore (Boston) in the coming months.

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| Posted On Jan 04, 2022 | By:

Puberty in Boys: What to Expect

Puberty is the time when children transition—both physically and emotionally—into adulthood. For boys, this transition begins around age 9-14 and lasts throughout their teenage years. Puberty can be a challenging and confusing time for boys that causes many emotional and physical changes, but it can also be a time for growth and maturity.

Emotional changes

Puberty occurs when the hypothalamus, an area of the brain, begins to produce the hormone gonadotropin,

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| Posted On Dec 28, 2021 | By:

Tips for Weight Loss After Menopause

As we age, there are many positives to look forward to – you’re more in tune with your emotions, your self-esteem grows, and you’ve gained wisdom through your life experiences. Although there are many benefits to aging, weight gain can be an issue for many women as they enter menopause.

Menopause is defined as the time when a woman hasn’t had a menstrual period for 12 months. After those 12 months, a woman is considered postmenopausal.

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| Posted On Dec 20, 2021 | By:

Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Urgent Care

On Christmas Eve (Friday, Dec 24), Christmas Day (Saturday, Dec 25), New Year’s Eve (Friday, Dec 31), and New Year’s Day (Saturday, Jan 1, 2022), most of our Atrius Health practices will be closed for routine care 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,

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| Posted On Dec 08, 2021 | By:

Remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (RLS), or Willis-Ekbom disease, is a sleep-related movement disorder that often causes an uncomfortable urge to move the legs. On average, 5-10 percent of people in the U.S. suffer from RLS.

Symptoms from RLS are most notable in the evening or when someone is lying down or attempting to rest. Since this is usually at nighttime, it can impact your ability to fall or stay asleep. Lack of sleep can negatively affect your quality of life,

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| Posted On Dec 06, 2021 | By:

How to Choose a Prenatal Vitamin

Dr. Lilja Stefansson, OB/GYN at Atrius Health, answers sensitive questions with straightforward answers.

Dear Dr. Stefansson, I am trying to get pregnant, and my doctor told me to start a prenatal vitamin. I went to the pharmacy to purchase a bottle, but I ended up so overwhelmed that I left without buying anything! Please help! – PuzzledByPrenatals

Hi PuzzledByPrenatals, you are not alone!

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| Posted On Dec 03, 2021 | By:

A Mindful Approach to Weight Loss

If you gained weight during the pandemic, you are certainly not alone. Or maybe you’ve been struggling with your weight for a while. Our upcoming Mindfulness and Health Coaching Strategies for Weight Loss course can help!

Turning to food may have provided comfort during an unsettling time. However, the extra weight may be affecting your energy levels, maybe your clothes don’t fit as well as they used to, and you’re having a tough time trying to lose the weight.

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