| Posted On May 25, 2017 | By:

Expired Medicines – Are They Safe?

Many of us keep unused medicines in our homes, whether left over from a prescription or purchased over-the-counter for some future need. All medicines will eventually expire –what do you do then?

First let’s step back and take a look at what expiration dates mean.

For over-the-counter medicines, you’ll find an expiration date printed on the packaging by the manufacturer. This date refers to the time beyond which the manufacturer says the medicine should no longer be used.

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| Posted On May 08, 2017 | By:

Atrius Health Celebrates National Nurses Week 2017

The 2017 theme is “Nurses: The Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” This notion celebrates the impact that nurses have on patients, families, and each other and the holistic approach to caring and healing they provide in the healthcare environment. As I celebrate my first Nurses Week at Atrius Health as the Senior Director of Nursing, I want to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to our nursing team: thank you for your relentless commitment to patient care.

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| Posted On May 04, 2017 | By:

What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy? Is It Safe? And Is It Right for Me?

As women age, the natural levels of hormones in their bodies – estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, to name a few – decline. In some women, this process can be more dramatic than in others and can result in a variety of symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, mood symptoms, poor concentration and low sex drive.

To lessen the more severe symptoms, some women can consider hormone therapy. There has been a great deal of press over the past 10 years about “bioidentical hormone therapy”

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| Posted On May 02, 2017 | By:

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the large intestine that is characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, cramping and diarrhea or constipation that has lasted at least 6 months. Women are twice as likely as men to develop IBS and it is more common in people who are in their mid-forties or younger. IBS is chronic disorder, meaning it can last for many years, but it is not a disease. Symptoms may come and go over time,

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