| Posted On Jun 28, 2018 | By:

Atrius Health Celebrates Pride Month

Pride Month 2018 was truly a celebration, not just in Boston, but in Quincy as well. James P. Hahn, O.D., Ph.D., of our visual services department was a key member of the newly formed Quincy Pride Committee along with Quincy Councilor-At-Large Anne Mahoney. The Quincy Pride Committee proudly hosted the very first LGBTQ+ Pride event in Quincy, called Q Pride, on June 3rd. To commemorate the event, Governor Charlie Baker read an Official Proclamation declaring the day Q Pride Day.

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| Posted On Jun 26, 2018 | By:

July 4th Holiday Notice

On Wednesday, July 4th, the Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for the Independence Day holiday 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 Jun 21, 2018 | By:

Practical Advice for Lifelong Weight Loss

There are plenty of fad diets and products on the market that promise quick and easy weight loss results. I wish that weight loss could be that easy, but with some determination and guidance, it is very possible to achieve your weight loss goals.

It’s so important to maintain a healthy weight, defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18.5 and 24.9. The most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicate that 70.7% of Americans aged 20 and over are overweight with 38% falling into the obese category.

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| Posted On Jun 19, 2018 | By:

Atrius Health Participates in Capitol Hill Day

Atrius Health was well represented at the recent Capitol Hill Day annual event hosted by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). Physician groups from throughout the country descended on Washington, DC to meet with members of their respective Congressional leaders and their staff on issues of importance to physician groups.

Joining Dr. Guy Spinelli, Atrius Health Board Chair and internist at Granite Medical Group, was Kathy Keough, Director of Government Relations for Atrius Health,

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| Posted On Jun 14, 2018 | By:

Diagnosing and Treating Shin Splints

Running is a popular sport or form of exercise for millions of people around the world. Although running has plenty of health benefits, it’s also associated with various injuries. One common injury I see in runners is medial tibial stress syndrome, more commonly known as shin splints. Shin splints can also occur in people who are participating in other high impact sports such as basketball, soccer, jumping or gymnastics.

Shin splints are an overuse injury that is characterized by a throbbing or aching pain along the front or inside edge of the shinbone (tibia).

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| Posted On Jun 04, 2018 | By:

Vaping: 5 Things Parents Need to Know

In the past 40 years, teens’ use of cigarettes has undergone a sharp decline, from nearly 30% of all high schools seniors smoking daily to about 4% today (we wish it were zero, but…) This trend has come about through a concerted effort to increase public health awareness and education on the dangers of cigarettes. When you ask teens about cigarettes, most will easily cite the downsides: the cancer-causing tar, the taste, the smell, the addictive force of the nicotine.

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