| Posted On Dec 27, 2017 | By:

Our Top Health Blogs of 2017

As we look forward to a healthy 2018, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of our most popular health blog posts of the year and provide a quick summary if you happened to miss any of them.

Body Mechanics of Snow Removal

Winter weather in New England is unpredictable, to say the least. We can go from no snow in sight to 10 or more inches overnight.

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| Posted On Dec 20, 2017 | By:

Christmas and New Year’s Day Holiday Urgent Care

On Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, our Atrius Health practices will be closed for routine care except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments.

If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time, day or night. Your call will be directed to our 24/7 medical staff and triaged as needed.

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| Posted On Dec 12, 2017 | By:

A PSA on the PSA

I’d last posted on this subject about a year and a half ago, in the summer of 2016.  Since then, there have been a few small changes in the world of prostate cancer screening and the PSA test that I thought I should update you about.

At that point in time, there were seven major medical associations who had published opinions on PSA testing:

  • Four groups – the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF,
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| Posted On Dec 06, 2017 | By:

The HPV Vaccine

My patients and their families are familiar with most of the vaccines I recommend – tetanus, measles, chicken pox, and so on – but when I discuss the HPV vaccine, I find many people don’t know why I am recommending it.

Here’s what I tell my patients about HPV and the HPV vaccine:

  • HPV stands for human papillomavirus, a group of more than 150 related viruses.
  • The virus can be spread by vaginal,
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