| Posted On Aug 29, 2018 | By:

Labor Day Holiday Notice

On Monday, September 3rd, the Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for Labor 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. If it is determined that you need an urgent care appointment,

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| Posted On Aug 22, 2018 | By:

What You Need to Know about Breast Health

As a radiologist and a breast imaging expert, I am thrilled about the amount of solid study and research into breast health that is occurring these days. But with so many studies and so much data, the “latest news” can sound as if it contradicts the previous news, and women are understandably confused. I worry that women may not seek the care they need when they need it. Good breast care is a 3-part process: doing your own breast exam once a month,

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| Posted On Aug 15, 2018 | By:

Keeping Your Vision as You Age

There are some things about aging that are inevitable. Your hearing decreases with age, and while limiting exposure to loud sounds can prevent some loss, you cannot prevent it all. Therefore, it might seem logical to assume that your ability to see 20/20 would also decrease with age, but this is not necessarily the case! If you cannot see at 20/20 vision, regardless of age, your eye doctor should determine why. Decreased vision can happen due to changes that occur anywhere from the front of the eye (cornea) to the inside back of the eye (retina) or by changes in the visual system of the brain.

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| Posted On Aug 13, 2018 | By:

Atrius Health’s Michael Whitner, MD Receives Boston Children’s Hospital Community Pediatrician Award

We are proud to congratulate Michael Whitner, MD for receiving the Boston Children’s Hospital Community Pediatrician Award. This honor is the highest award granted to physicians in the larger Boston Children’s Hospital community, traditionally primary care doctors in the Greater Boston area. Nominated by their peers, Community Pediatrician Award winners demonstrate exemplary patient care, compassionate treatment of all children, commitment to innovation, or excellence in teaching.

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| Posted On Aug 09, 2018 | By:

Atrius Health Endorses “Yes on 3” Ballot Question Campaign

Atrius Health was among more than 50 business leaders and organizations in the state to recently endorse the “Yes on 3” ballot question campaign. The bi-partisan coalition is seeking to uphold the state’s transgender non-discrimination law on the ballot this November. The group is governed by Freedom for All Massachusetts, the official ballot committee.

In 2016, the Massachusetts legislature passed – with a bipartisan, supermajority vote – historic non-discrimination protections for transgender people in public places such as restaurants,

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| Posted On Aug 06, 2018 | By:

What is Infertility, and How Can a Reproductive Endocrinologist Help?

Dr. Christine Skiadas is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and a subspecialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, or a reproductive endocrinologist. She practices at our Harvard Vanguard locations in Boston (Kenmore Square), Burlington, and Quincy and works with a broad population of patients, many of whom are trying to get pregnant. The following interview with Dr. Skiadas was conducted by Pamela DeGregorio and originally published on the Ovia Health blog.

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| Posted On Aug 02, 2018 | By:

National Sandwich Month: Try a New Twist on an Old Staple

Although we don’t know exactly why August became National Sandwich Month, the “invention” of the sandwich is pretty well agreed upon by historians. John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, had a fondness for gambling. He was known to be so enthralled in his gaming that he rejected a dinner break in favor of 2 pieces of bread with meat stuffed in the middle. This happened in 1762, and the sandwich was born – a convenient source of sustenance then,

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