| Posted On Jul 30, 2013 | By:

Understanding Male Infertility

Although having a problem conceiving can feel very isolating, fertility issues are common.  About one in six couples are unable to conceive after one year of trying.  About 30% of the time, a problem with the male partner’s fertility is the single contributing factor to the couple’s inability to conceive.

The good news is that many of these conditions are potentially reversible or respond well to treatment options. 

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| Posted On Jul 22, 2013 | By:

Continuing to be Accountable

The following is an excerpt from an email that Dr. Gene Lindsey sent to the Atrius Health practices.

Many of you have heard via external media or internal communications that Atrius Health was one of two Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) for 2012 that would incur a shared loss.  In full, 14 ACOs showed a loss, but 12 did not share in the loss because of the financial models they chose.

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| Posted On Jul 18, 2013 | By:

Does Grilling Cause Cancer?

Summer grilling season is in full swing! Many New Englanders love to use their grills all summer long and rarely turn on the oven from May until September. Grilling makes mealtime cooking and clean up so much easier, and most of us prefer the flavor of some healthier foods like fish and vegetables when they are grilled.  Studies have been released indicating that there is an increased risk of cancer from some types of grilled food.

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| Posted On Jul 16, 2013 | By:

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Named LGBT Healthcare Equality Leader by Human Rights Campaign

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization. Harvard Vanguard earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing adequate healthcare.

“We are proud to be recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality for the second year in a row,” said Dr.

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| Posted On Jul 11, 2013 | By:

Start looking for more than SPF on your sunscreen label!

Until now, a product’s SPF (sun protection factor) was the only objective measure of its ability to protect against sunburn. SPF does not, however, provide any measure of protection against developing skin cancer, or of premature aging caused by the sun’s rays known as photoaging. Sun damage is caused by two types of radiation: ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). UVB is important in causing sunburn. SPF is therefore a measure of how well a sunscreen product protects against UVB and sunburn.

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