| Posted On Aug 29, 2012 | By:

Diabulimia: a Dangerous Eating Disorder

The promise of quick weight loss is appealing to many, especially young women who are concerned with their appearance.  Often, the quest for a thin body and an obsession with food can lead to eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia.  When an individual with insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes develops an eating disorder, the result can be downright deadly.

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| Posted On Aug 22, 2012 | By:

Why your Back to School checklist should include an eye exam

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), most of a child’s learning occurs through use of his or her eyes.  School activities – reading, writing, sports, play, and the use of technology like smart boards, desktop PCs and tablets, to name only a few – place many demands on a child’s vision.

Moreover, different activities place different requirements on a child’s vision: some tasks require children to view things very close to them,

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| Posted On Aug 16, 2012 | By:

Responsible Ways to Lower Your Health Care Costs

The recent healthcare reform legislation  passed in Massachusetts includes provisions for increasing the transparency of prices for procedures, office visits and diagnostic tests for consumers. Harvard Vanguard supports this transparency and is committed to improving the quality of care while lowering the cost of health care in a responsible way. We recognize that it will take effort and time on the part of both the health plans and providers to provide meaningful information for making healthcare choices.  

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| Posted On Aug 10, 2012 | By:

Congratulations to our 2012 Reader’s Choice Winners

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is very proud to announce that several of our practices, doctors, optical shops and pharmacies – as well as several of the other Atrius Health medical groups – have been recognized on Wicked Local’s 2012 Reader’s Choice awards lists in their various communities.

During the months of January and February, Wicked Local papers asked their readers to nominate their local favorites in more than 75 categories. 

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| Posted On Aug 01, 2012 | By:

West Roxbury SMArt Kids Welcomes Land’s Sake Farm

Deep into the summer months, it is almost impossible for one to ignore the bounty of fresh and local produce.  Farmer’s markets, farm stands and pick-your-own stops can be found around just about every corner if you have your eyes open for them.  The colors are what pull me in – think bright green basil, purple beans and summer squash so yellow it looks painted!  What better time is there to get our kids and teens excited about trying new fruits and vegetables?

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