| Posted On Apr 27, 2017 | By:

IMPORTANT Patient Information: Harvard Vanguard Quincy Closed Today, April 27, 2017

Due to an emergency water issue at the building, our Harvard Vanguard Quincy practice has had to close today for all patient care. Patients are being contacted by the practice to reschedule any affected appointments.

If you need urgent medical care, please call the practice at (617) 774-0600 and our staff can provide medical advice over the phone or schedule an appointment for you at our Harvard Vanguard Braintree practice.

The Quincy Water Department is on-site and working diligently to correct the issue.

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| Posted On Apr 26, 2017 | By:

Why Does My Head Hurt?

Almost everyone has experienced a headache at some point in their lives, but did you know that there are over 150 unique types of headaches? Common though they may be, one headache may definitely not be like another. Different types of headaches are defined by a combination of symptoms, duration, frequency, and triggers, and respond to different kinds of treatment.

Below are a few of the more distinct types of headaches, their causes,

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| Posted On Apr 19, 2017 | By:

White Coat Syndrome or White Coat Logo Syndrome? The Pitfalls of Doctor Shopping by “Brand”

People often get hung up on brand names — many times in situations where branding is of little significance. For example, some people are willing to pay double the price for a wool coat that is exactly the same in terms of material, style, and outward appearance just because there is a small designer label on the lining that nobody sees. In some cases, the brand-name and no-name wool coats are manufactured in the exact same factory.

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| Posted On Apr 12, 2017 | By:

Patriot’s Day Holiday Notice

On Monday, April 17th, the Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for Patriot’s Day except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments, and Dedham Medical Urgent Care Center in Norwood, which will be open for walk-in care from 8:00am-6:00pm.

If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time,

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| Posted On Apr 06, 2017 | By:

Sunday, April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. The theme for 2017 is “It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late.”

According to a national survey done by The Conversation Project in 2013,

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