| Posted On May 25, 2023 | By:

Memorial Day Urgent Care Hours

On Monday, May 29th, Atrius Health’s medical practices will be closed for Memorial 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 May 23, 2023 | By:

Recycle Your Contact Lens Waste Today!

Contact lens waste presents a serious and growing environmental challenge. Most contact lens waste is improperly disposed of and ends up flushed in drains, like toilets and sinks, or filtered out with standard recycling to end up in landfills. To put the environmental impact in perspective:

  • Up to 3 billion contacts are flushed in drains and collected in wastewater treatment plants each year, becoming microplastics in our waterways that can harm marine life and enter the human food supply.
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| Posted On May 18, 2023 | By:

Coming Soon! A New Atrius Health Website

Atrius Health is excited to announce that we will launch a new version of our public website, www.atriushealth.org, early this summer.

In addition to featuring a clean, modern look and being more mobile-friendly, we are keeping information organized in much the same way as it is today. By keeping the site familiar, our patients will know where to find what they are looking for.

We also made several improvements which we hope makes using our website and getting useful health information even easier:

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| Posted On May 11, 2023 | By:

6 Common Questions Parents Ask About Their Newborn

Whether you’re expecting soon or have just had a newborn, you’re in for a very exciting time. In the beginning, everything your baby does will feel just as new for you as it is for them. If you’re not sure exactly what to expect (and you’re somewhat exhausted), you’re in the same boat as pretty much every new parent.

Although all the newness can feel daunting, your first visits with your pediatrician are a perfect time to ask any questions you may have.

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| Posted On May 09, 2023 | By:

Energy Drinks: Are They Safe?

We’ve all been there. You had a terrible night’s sleep, but you have a big presentation in the morning. Or maybe you have a paper due and you need to power through a late night. So, you turn to caffeine. Caffeine is the most common stimulant in the world, with about 90% of adults consuming it every day.

As energy drinks become increasingly popular, many choose them as an alternative to their daily coffee or tea.

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| Posted On May 03, 2023 | By:

Atrius Health Recognized for Excellence in Adult and Pediatric Patient Care

Atrius Health is pleased to announce that our practices have once again been named to the annual Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Physician Group Honor Roll. The annual Honor Roll highlights physician groups that have achieved exceptional results in their approach to disease prevention and the treatment of acute and chronic illness for both adult and pediatric patients.

Harvard Pilgrim selected the Honor Roll physician groups based on clinical performance measured on 15 national standards set by HEDIS® (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) in three domains of clinical care affecting both adult and pediatric patients: acute,

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| Posted On May 02, 2023 | By:

What Is Vitamin D, and Why Is It Important?

Growing up, many of us were taught the importance of being outside in the sun to get our “daily dose” of vitamin D. But what exactly is vitamin D, what’s the best way to get it, and why is it important?

Vitamin D, or “calciferol,” is both a nutrient we ingest and a hormone our bodies make. Vitamin D helps retain calcium and phosphorus in the body, two vital nutrients in building bone.

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| Posted On Apr 25, 2023 | By:

Medication Safety at Home

As our population ages, more and more people are taking multiple medications. According to a 2019 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll, nearly 89% of adults 65 and older, 75% of 50-64-year-olds, and 51% of 30-49-year-olds reported taking prescription medication.

Adverse drug events are a significant cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Understanding why you’re taking a particular medication, what dose to take, how often you should take it, and what time of day are just some of the keys to ensuring you stay safe.

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| Posted On Apr 19, 2023 | By:

Navigating Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome, more commonly known as PMS, is a combination of physical and emotional symptoms that menstruating people experience after ovulation and before the start of their period.

Research shows that up to 90 percent of menstruating people experience PMS symptoms from time to time, making it a common issue. While the cause of PMS is unclear, researchers believe it’s related to the changing hormone levels of the menstrual cycle.

Symptoms of PMS

Many menstruating people experience painful and inconvenient symptoms before the start of their period.

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| Posted On Apr 11, 2023 | By:

Essential Tips for Postpartum Exercise

Having a child is a wonderful and busy time full of adjustments. You may wonder how you can help your body adapt to life after having a baby. I previously shared some of my best tips for activity while pregnant, and I’m back with more information for recovery and activity after childbirth.

The First Six Weeks Postpartum

During the first six weeks after childbirth, you will focus on healing and recovery.

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