| Posted On Oct 27, 2015 | By:

Understanding Your Health Insurance Options: Different Plan Types

As we highlighted in last week’s blog post about insurance terms and definitions, there’s a lot to consider when choosing a health insurance plan that will work best for you and your family. Knowing the meaning of the various cost components is important, but it’s also important to understand how different plans work so you know what costs you may incur when you seek care. For example, some plans require that you choose a primary care provider to coordinate your care in order to get the full cost coverage the plan allows,

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| Posted On Oct 22, 2015 | By:

How to Have a Healthier Halloween

The fall season is upon us, and with it comes cooler weather, football season, apple picking and of course, Halloween. Children can’t wait to dress up in the season’s most popular costumes and go door to door in search of sweet treats. And, we have to admit, parents are equally excited about looting their child’s candy bag later that evening.

However, the sugar high, possible cavities and overdose of empty calories aren’t a highlight of the holiday.

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| Posted On Oct 20, 2015 | By:

SMArt Kids Eat Breakfast

Back to school mornings too busy for you? No time for a healthy breakfast? Well, the reality is that skipping breakfast can be a bad idea and can actually lead to weight gain, not weight loss. But don’t swing by the drive-thru for an Egg McMuffin, a Dunkin Donuts egg wrap or Burger King’s Double Croissan’wich – instead make a healthy delicious egg sandwich at home, thanks to the recipe below from our SMArt Kid’s nutritionist,

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| Posted On Oct 14, 2015 | By:

Understanding Your Health Insurance Options: Terms and Definitions

Choosing a health insurance plan can be confusing and complicated, with lots of unfamiliar terms and different cost factors to consider. How do you know which plan choice provides the care you (and perhaps your family) need at the best price for you?

To help you make sense of it all, we’re providing you with some information about health insurance terms and definitions, hopefully before that open enrollment packet shows up in the mail or you have to make a decision on your coverage.

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| Posted On Oct 13, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Submits Testimony in Support of Two Important Bills

Atrius Health submitted testimony before the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing today in support of two important pieces of legislation that will support the practices and our patients. Writing on behalf of Atrius Health, Dr. Richard Lopez, Chief Medical Officer, submitted comments in support of H. 267, An Act Advancing & Expanding Access to Telemedicine Services as well as H. 984 and S.

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| Posted On Oct 07, 2015 | By:

Helpful or Harmful? Technology in the classroom

Children are carrying more than the traditional notebooks, pencils and papers in their backpacks these days. As education moves into the 21st century, schools are embracing new ways of learning through technologies such as computers, tablets and other devices. These developments have sparked debate about exposing children to added screen time in the classroom. Isn’t “screen time” supposed to be “bad?” Do these new approaches to learning help or hurt our students?

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| Posted On Oct 06, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Clinicians Testify Before Joint Legislative Committee

Daniel Oates, MD, Director of Geriatrics and Extended Care and Deborah Nolan, NP, Acting Chief of Geriatrics recently testified before the Joint Committees on Elder Affairs and Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the State House and showcased the system of healthcare for seniors at Atrius Health, including the home-based primary care program.

The informational briefing focused primarily on issues surrounding geriatric mental health, but also covered a wide variety of topics including housing,

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