| Posted On Apr 30, 2019 | By:

Recognizing Postpartum Anxiety and Panic

You may have seen television advertisements with images of new parents looking very worried about giving their baby their first bath or doing the first diaper change. If you’re new to parenting, being nervous is expected given that your new responsibilities are often unchartered territory.

But what happens if that nervousness turns into something more debilitating? Postpartum anxiety may impact up to 17% of postpartum women. It is increasingly being recognized as a prevalent and distressing perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD) that warrants separate attention from the better known postpartum depression.

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| Posted On Apr 23, 2019 | By:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Nutrition

While this might be a poorly-timed subject to read about during your lunch break, learning about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) could help you or someone you care about who suffers from IBS symptoms. As my colleague describes in this blog, IBS is characterized by abdominal pain and changes in bowel movements. It affects 10-15% of Americans – and double the number of women than men – and accounts for 2.4 to 3.5 million annual physician visits in the United States.

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| Posted On Apr 17, 2019 | By:

Top Five Reasons to Use Our Pharmacy

Atrius Health has pharmacies conveniently located in 15 of our Harvard Vanguard sites. Our pharmacies may be used by any Atrius Health patient to pick up prescriptions or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. When you have your prescription sent to one of our Harvard Vanguard pharmacies during your visit, you can stop by to pick it up on your way out. Our goal is to always make your visit to our pharmacy friendly,

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| Posted On Apr 10, 2019 | By:

Patriot’s Day Holiday Notice

On Monday, April 15th, the Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for Patriot’s 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 Apr 08, 2019 | By:

Atrius Health Representatives Meet with Congressional Leaders

Atrius Health representatives attended the “Capitol Hill Days” annual event hosted by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). A record number of physician groups from across the country gathered in Washington, DC recently to meet with their respective Congressional leaders and staff on issues of importance to physician groups.

Joining Dr. Guy Spinelli, Atrius Health Board Chair and practicing internist at Granite Medical in Quincy, was Kathy Keough,

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| Posted On Apr 02, 2019 | By:

All About Measles

Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of measles generally appear about seven to 14 days after a person is infected.

Measles typically begins with

  • high fever,
  • cough,
  • runny nose (coryza), and
  • red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)

Two or three days after symptoms begin,

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