| Posted On May 31, 2018 | By:

Mindful Eating

Do you ever eat at one sitting a whole bag of potato chips or a sleeve of Oreo cookies or a pint of ice cream? Do you frequently feel “Thanksgiving full” too often after eating? Do you feel guilt or shame after eating? Do you just eat more than you want to? Mindful eating may help you develop a healthier relationship with food.

Mindful eating is simply paying attention to the food you eat,

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| Posted On May 29, 2018 | By:

Treating Anxiety and Depression

I’d like to talk about a topic that is near and dear to my heart: treating anxiety and depression. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), an estimated 16 million American adults — almost 7% of the population — had at least one major depressive episode in the past year and an estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. (18%) have an anxiety disorder.

Depression

We may all feel down from time to time,

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| Posted On May 23, 2018 | By:

Memorial Day Holiday Notice

On Monday, May 28th, the Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for Memorial Day 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 May 14, 2018 | By:

Atrius Health Reports Strong 2017 Performance

Atrius Health is delighted to report that we achieved a strong 2017 financial performance while also advancing innovative clinical programs that will better serve our 720,000 adult and pediatric patients across eastern Massachusetts. These results move us closer towards our vision of transforming care to improve the health of our patients and communities.

For 2017, ending December 31, Atrius Health finished with a $24.4 million operating surplus or 1.3% margin, representing a turnaround of approximately $56 million from 2016 that positions us well to continue our leadership in high quality,

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| Posted On May 07, 2018 | By:

Atrius Health Celebrates National Nurses Week 2018

Chief Nursing Officer Jennifer Derkazarian, DNP, RN, ANP-BC shared this message with the Atrius Health nursing staff:

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Atrius Health nurses shine and our patients experience extraordinary care delivered with kindness and compassion. The theme for Nurses Week 2018 is to Inspire, Innovate, and Influence. I believe this aligns perfectly with our mission as nurses at Atrius Health.

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| Posted On May 03, 2018 | By:

Treating a Sinus Infection at Home

If you’re having symptoms of a sinus infection – headache, nasal congestion, nasal discharge, ears feeling plugged, even tooth or gum pain – there are a lot of things you can do at home to treat this infection yourself before thinking about seeing a doctor or discussing the use of antibiotics.

I recommend you go down to your local pharmacy and buy the following items:

  • A nasal decongestant which will help stop the mucus production.
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| Posted On May 02, 2018 | By:

FYI on CSA: Enjoy Local Produce This Summer!

It finally feels like spring in New England, and April’s (snow) showers have stepped aside to make way for May flowers. With the extended daylight and rising temperatures, many folks are eagerly heading outdoors in search of alfresco dining. But the change in weather impacts more than our restaurant and ambiance preferences – it also tends to influence our food choices, leading many to forego the comfort foods of winter in favor of lighter fare.

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