| Posted On Sep 29, 2011 | By:

Keeping children’s eyes healthy and safe

Vision is the primary way that we experience the world around us.  It is central to how we learn, how we play, and even how we communicate.  As an eye doctor, one of the reasons I specialized in pediatric eye care is because of the life-long impact that I can make by ensuring that a child has good, functional vision.

There are several themes in the quest to make sure that kids have good vision. 

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| Posted On Sep 28, 2011 | By:

Head Lice: Things that go itch in the night…or anytime, really

Kids are back in school, sharing books, pencils, and jump ropes…and they could also be sharing head lice!

Head lice definitely cause heightened anxiety in parents and schools, but in actuality, they do not spread disease, are not a health hazard and are not a sign of poor hygiene.  Although difficult to accept for those affected, lice infestation is rather benign.  (Of course, the scratching isn’t so easy to deal with!)

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| Posted On Sep 23, 2011 | By:

The Best of Fall in New England

All right, fellow New Englanders: we know it goes by fast and it can be difficult to say goodbye to summer, but now is a great time to put together a plan to make sure you can enjoy another amazing New England Fall season!

To help you accomplish this, here are some great ideas and resources for two of our all-time favorite – and healthy – autumnal activities: getting out to see the fall color and apple picking.

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| Posted On Sep 20, 2011 | By:

Back to School with Food Allergies: What the School Community Needs to Know

Close to 56 million American children are now back to school, settling into new routines and starting another year of learning.  As the school year kicks off, both parents and their children are diving head first into the school social scene: playdates are getting scheduled, after school activities are beginning, and the invitations to birthday parties are soon to arrive.  For many, the school community is central to their social life.  The kids get to know each other,

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| Posted On Sep 16, 2011 | By:

Getting Better Together: A Shared Medical Appointment Symposium

For the past three years, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates has offered many patients the option of participating in a  Shared Medical Appointment (SMA).  A SMA is a 90-minute group medical visit with the patient’s doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, and a full multidisciplinary care team in the company of other patients. The patient participates as part of a small group of 8-15 patients who are scheduled for follow-up care or even an annual physical.

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| Posted On Sep 13, 2011 | By:

Get your flu vaccination here!

It’s that time of year again – flu season is coming!  Harvard Vanguard practice sites continue to receive shipments of flu vaccine and will schedule appointments for seasonal flu vaccination as long as supply lasts.

We have a flu home page and several pages linked to it that provide lots of useful information and are intended to help you stay informed during the 2011-2012 Influenza season. A key page to visit is the 2011-2012 Influenza Vaccination Program Schedule,

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