| Posted On Jun 30, 2011 | By:

SMArt Kids Burlington: Summertime is Active-time

School has now finished until the fall, and so has the Burlington SMArt Kids SMA.  We had our last session on June 21st before our summer break, but we will reconvene in September.

The kids did a superb job focusing on the personal goals they established from last month’s session, despite the plethora of end-of-year distractions such as school celebrations, parties, and final assignments! Each SMArt Kid chose a new goal to work on this summer.

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| Posted On Jun 29, 2011 | By:

Preventing Falls at Home

As we age, our likelihood of taking a fall in our home increases dramatically.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year. Among those age 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury death as well as the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.

Statistics show that 60% of falls happen in the home,

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| Posted On Jun 24, 2011 | By:

Fun in the Sun…the safe way

After seven months of rain and snow (and rain again), summer in New England is a thing to be cherished, and our time to soak up the sun!  While we love the summer sun and the warmth and joy that it brings, it is also important to remember that too much sun exposure can be dangerous and that we must play safe in the sun.

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| Posted On Jun 20, 2011 | By:

The Facts about Lyme Disease

As the days get longer and warmer and we move into the summer season, we all look forward to spending time in our yards, taking walks or hikes in the woods, and enjoying leisurely rest in our local parks and playgrounds. However, while there are many advantages of living in Massachusetts, we all need to be aware of the potential for our outdoor activities to expose us to Lyme disease.

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| Posted On Jun 15, 2011 | By:

Simvastatin in the News

You may have read news recently about changes in prescribing for the cholesterol-lowering drug, simvastatin. Simvastatin is a ‘statin’ drug that has long been prescribed to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol, or LDL-cholesterol, and has proven to be effective in doing so as well as in lowering patients’ risks of serious cardiovascular events (such as a heart attack). For almost all patients, simvastatin is also a very safe drug. And it is available generically, which means it costs patients far less than similar brand name drugs.

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| Posted On Jun 14, 2011 | By:

Tennis, golf and elbow pain

Now that the warmer weather season is in full swing, so are the golfers and the tennis enthusiasts (pardon the pun.)  Most will enjoy the sunshine and the game without a problem (except, perhaps, for their scores), but others may develop a consistent pain in their elbow known as elbow tendonitis or epicondylitis.  While it can be very uncomfortable, it is temporary and can be managed or prevented altogether.

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| Posted On Jun 09, 2011 | By:

Say Goodbye to the Food Pyramid!

The USDA’s Food Pyramid has undergone an extreme makeover.  So extreme, in fact, that its entire shape has changed.  Gone is the familiar pyramid with its starch-filled base, and in its place is a circular plate, sliced into wedges for the major food groups. 

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| Posted On Jun 05, 2011 | By:

Care Made Easy

Looking for a new doctor can be a daunting activity.  So many questions seem to swirl around in your head: Which doctors are even accepting new patients?  Are those doctors practicing in a location that’s convenient for me and my family?  Will they accept my insurance?  What’s the doctor even like, really?

If you or someone you know is looking for a doctor, Harvard Vanguard is pleased to announce that we have recently launched a website to make finding a doctor and a practice you’ll love that much easier. 

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