| Posted On Sep 29, 2015 | By:

When the Winter Blues Make You SAD

Every fall, we New Englanders must adjust to seasonal changes. As we move into autumn, the sun sets earlier every day and we turn the clocks back an hour to return to standard time. This loss of light and the oncoming cold can have a negative effect on our mood. Those who love winter sports celebrate, but many of us feel less energetic and begin to dread the upcoming winter. Some of us believe that bears have the right idea and would like to skip winter altogether,

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| Posted On Sep 23, 2015 | By:

Caring for Your Newborn

Expecting your first child? While your list of baby names may be short, your to do list certainly is not. It seems as if there are a million things you need (how can someone so small need so much stuff!), from diapers to portable bath tubs to tiny onesies, as well as cribs and strollers and car seats. Oftentimes, the excitement of preparing for baby is mixed with the realization that you actually need to use all of these things properly,

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| Posted On Sep 21, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Submits Pre-Filed Testimony to the Health Policy Commission

Atrius Health recently submitted pre-filed testimony to the Health Policy Commission (HPC) in advance of the Annual Health Care Cost Trends hearings that will take place October 5-6, 2015 at Suffolk University Law School.

Atrius Health was among approximately 70 health care provider organizations and payers statewide asked to submit pre-filed testimony on a variety of topics including alternative payment methodologies, steps taken to ensure the state met the benchmark in 2014,

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| Posted On Sep 16, 2015 | By:

E-cigarettes and Kids: A Harmful Combination

Despite very successful anti-tobacco campaigns over the past several years that have greatly diminished cigarette use among tweens and teens, e-cigarettes and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) products are rising quickly in popularity. In 2014, survey results found more teens used e-cigarettes than regular cigarettes: 9% of 8th graders, 16% of 10th graders, and 17% of 12th graders used e-cigarettes, compared to 4%, 7%, and 14% for regular cigarettes, respectively.

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| Posted On Sep 10, 2015 | By:

Blood Pressure by the Numbers

119/79, 120/80, 140/90. No, these aren’t the winning lotto numbers, but they are numbers you should remember. They are key in understanding your blood pressure reading and they represent very real and very important facts about your health.

Blood pressure, by definition, measures the force pushing outwards on your arterial walls. As your heart pumps blood throughout the body, it pushes the blood up against the walls of the blood vessels;

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| Posted On Sep 03, 2015 | By:

Sexually Transmitted Infections: What You Need to Know

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), are some of the most widespread infections, with almost 20 million STIs reported in America last year. Anyone who is sexually active can get an STI.

STIs are typically spread from one person to another through vaginal, anal, or oral sex, but they can also be passed by sharing needles, during the delivery of a baby, or during breastfeeding.

Some people have symptoms,

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