| Posted On Oct 29, 2012 | By:

Feeling SAD? It’s That Time of The Year

Do you feel like your energy level declines significantly and you have the urge to sleep more starting in the late fall?  Or do you feel irritable or blue, or crave sweets and gain weight like clockwork starting every year around this time?  If so, you probably suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a condition that affects millions worldwide.  It is especially prevalent in individuals who live in northern latitudes, and tends to affect women and children more than men.

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| Posted On Oct 24, 2012 | By:

Do you know what your Mesopic Vision is? You should!

This is a beautiful time in Massachusetts – the leaves are changing, pumpkins and mums are appearing in many yards and on many porches, and color is everywhere. The change of season also brings with it a change in the amount of daylight, which most of us view with a bit of melancholy.  But this change in daylight brings possible dangers that many of us do not realize.

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| Posted On Oct 22, 2012 | By:

Welcoming New Patients: Getting the Word Out

What qualities do you look for in a doctor? Do you want a provider who is caring and friendly, who listens to your concerns and gets to know you? Most people do, and at Harvard Vanguard, we receive lots of positive comments from our patients about the care they received from their doctors and other providers through our patient surveys. This year we incorporated some of these actual patient quotes in our marketing campaign to highlight our great doctors and the exceptional care and quality they give to their patients.

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| Posted On Oct 18, 2012 | By:

Important Patient Information Regarding New England Compounding Center

Updated October 18

As you may be aware from news reports, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other federal and state agencies are investigating a multi-state outbreak of meningitis and fungal infections among patients who received spinal or joint injections of a potentially contaminated steroid known as Methylprednisolone Acetate manufactured by New England Compounding Center (NECC).

We want to reassure our patients that Harvard Vanguard does not purchase or use this NECC spine/joint injection product.

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| Posted On Oct 15, 2012 | By:

Harvard Vanguard’s Donor Insemination Program

At Harvard Vanguard, we are very proud to offer a unique donor insemination program for single women and lesbians interested in becoming parents.  What makes it unique?  Several things:

  • Personal, intimate care in a safe and respectful environment
  • High-quality care provided in a regular doctor’s office, not a fertility center, avoiding the cost and time of fertility testing if it is unnecessary for you
  • Easy access to the fuller range of care you and your family may need,
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| Posted On Oct 12, 2012 | By:

You’re Not Alone: Breast Cancer Support and Resources

The month of October and the color pink are closely associated with breast cancer awareness month. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the US during 2019. Excluding can­cers of the skin, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. At this time there are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

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| Posted On Oct 11, 2012 | By:

“Sea” our new Quincy Pediatrics Department

Recently, the Pediatrics Department at our Quincy practice completed a renovation of their waiting room.  As anyone who has taken a child to the doctor’s office knows, a fish tank in the waiting room is always a big hit.  Quincy took that to heart and created an under-the-sea theme for the entire space, including bright sea animal artwork, a porthole wall, an interactive table with boats, and, of course,

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| Posted On Oct 09, 2012 | By:

New Parking Options at Kenmore

We are pleased to share information about two new convenient options for parking at our Kenmore practice: a valet service and curbside short-term parking.

Valet Parking

For patients spending more than 15 minutes at the Kenmore practice, we are now offering a valet parking service from 8:00AM-5:00PM, Monday through Friday for a cost of $8 ($3 valet fee plus the regular $5 parking fee).  Here’s how to use it:

  1. Simply pull up into the patient drop-off area just outside the Fullerton Street entrance,
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| Posted On Oct 03, 2012 | By:

Building the future home of Concord Hillside Medical Associates

In April, 2012, we announced the groundbreaking of a new, state-of-the-art medical building for the Concord Hillside practice of Harvard Vanguard, based in Concord, MA.

The construction is moving along and the building is taking shape.  Below are some pictures of the progress, and here’s a quick summary of the work done to-date:

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