| Posted On Apr 30, 2015 | By:

Survivorship…The Journey

The Department of Hematology and Oncology of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Kenmore and the Atrius Health Foundation are pleased to offer a three-part series called Survivorship … The Journey.

These classes were created for those currently in cancer treatment, those soon to complete treatment or those who have completed their treatment. This interactive educational series will explore mind-body techniques for coping, as well as guidelines for exercise and nutrition for cancer survivors.

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| Posted On Apr 29, 2015 | By:

Men and the Doctor’s Office

I’ve learned over the years that men, generally speaking, are not big fans of coming to see their clinician. As the prostate exam in particular has been a common source for sitcom material, we find we have to do a lot of encouraging with men of all ages!

But I have good news: what we test, how we test and how often we test have changed. I’ve listed some key areas of men’s health and our current thinking about the approach to screening and care.

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| Posted On Apr 23, 2015 | By:

Cough & Cold in Pregnancy: Comfort Measures to Comfort Mamas!

While pregnancy certainly brings many joys, there is no denying the discomforts that can accompany it as well: morning sickness, heartburn, constipation and back pain are just a few.

On top of that, pregnant women are susceptible to all the regular germs that get passed around. This reality is a double whammy: not only are you already having a hard time breathing, moving and sleeping, but add a bad cough or cold into the mix and it’s enough to make any pregnant woman want to hibernate right through spring until summer!

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| Posted On Apr 23, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Launches Innovation Center

Atrius Health recently announced that it is launching an Innovation Center dedicated to developing and improving patient-centered care delivery models that meet the needs of today’s healthcare market. Atrius Health plans to invest $10 million towards this important objective.

“As the industry continues to move towards increased risk sharing, accountability and transparency around performance, increased patient engagement, and demands for big gains in efficiency, it is requiring us to rethink how we deliver care,” said Daniel Burnes,

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| Posted On Apr 21, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Featured in Institute of Medicine Workshop Summary About Home Health

Last fall, Atrius Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Lopez joined health experts from across the industry in Washington D.C. to participate in a workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC). The workshop, titled “The Future of Home Health Care,” sought to examine trends affecting Medicare’s home health care coverage and necessary changes to better serve patients and the U.S. health care system in the future.

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| Posted On Apr 16, 2015 | By:

Running: In or Out? What You Should Consider

At this time of year in Boston, with the Marathon just days away, many of us begin to ponder questions like “Who will win?” and “What will the weather be like?” This year, however, the prevailing question seems to be, “How the heck did our local runners train in all that snow?!”

This year’s aspiring marathoners had to be creative and employ a mix of indoor and outdoor training sessions to get prepared,

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| Posted On Apr 14, 2015 | By:

What are YOUR choices? National Healthcare Decisions Day is Thursday, April 16th

As a nurse practitioner for the palliative care program at Harvard Vanguard, I recently met Michael during my visit to his home. Michael had recently been hospitalized and returned home needing portable oxygen and a walker. As part of my visit, we talked about his life and how he is coping with his illness. When I asked him how he wanted to be cared for as his illness progressed, he didn’t have a ready answer.

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| Posted On Apr 03, 2015 | By:

Department of Transportation (DOT) CDL Physical Exams

As of May 21, 2014, all commercial drivers are required to have a physical exam performed by a Department of Transportation (DOT) Certified Medical Examiner. A routine physical performed by your primary care provider is no longer acceptable to meet DOT requirements.

We are pleased to announce that we offer these physicals at our Burlington and Kenmore (Boston) locations.

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