| Posted On Dec 17, 2020 | By:

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day Holiday Urgent Care

On Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24th) and New Year’s Eve (Thursday, December 31st), all Atrius Health practice locations (and including urgent care, pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology) will be closed for care as of 5:00pm. On Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, most of 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,

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| Posted On Dec 15, 2020 | By:

Who Wears Masks? Superheroes!

Some kids are in school full-time or in a hybrid model, and some may be attending daycare while parents are working. Initially, the new normal of wearing a mask may have been a difficult process for them to understand. By now, most children are quite used to the experience. For those still struggling, it’s critical to validate their frustration and irritation while also gently yet firmly reminding them of the need to continue the practice of wearing a mask.

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| Posted On Dec 10, 2020 | By:

Cambridge Pediatrics is Open!

Our Cambridge Pediatrics practice is in full swing and happy to see our patients, big and small, in the office again. Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm. If your child is due for an annual well-visit, needs a vaccine or flu shot, or has an injury or illness that needs to be addressed, please call the practice at 617-661-5575 or log into MyHealth Online to make an appointment for your child today.

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| Posted On Dec 09, 2020 | By:

Face Masks: An Important Defense Against COVID-19

With potential vaccines on the horizon, public health experts such as Dr. Anthony Fauci have urged Americans to continue taking measures to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19. One of the best and simplest ways to do this is by wearing a mask. Here in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker recently issued an order requiring the use of face masks at all times while in public, outdoors as well as indoors,

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| Posted On Dec 01, 2020 | By:

What’s Getting in the Way of Weight Loss?

As a psychologist who works with people struggling with weight issues, I spend a lot of time thinking about the relationship between emotions and food. If you have gained some extra pounds during the COVID pandemic, I have some suggestions about how to deal with weight gain based on your thoughts, feelings, and attitudes. Some ways we think about our weight and ourselves are helpful, but others can work against you.

Patients often tell me that they don’t see themselves as emotional eaters,

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| Posted On Nov 19, 2020 | By:

Thanksgiving Holiday Urgent Care Hours

During the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, our Atrius Health practices will be closed for routine care on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments.

For Saturday, November 28th and Sunday, November 29th, our regional urgent care practices will be open for their typical weekend urgent care hours.

If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen,

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| Posted On Nov 12, 2020 | By:

COVID-19 Guidance for Holidays and Winter

With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases across the state and the country, we wanted to express our support to all our patients during what has been an unprecedented year. It remains more important than ever to incorporate consistent masking, hand hygiene, and physical distancing into our daily lives to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our homes and our communities. Below are some key strategies to help protect your health and the health of your family during the holidays and through the winter months.

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| Posted On Oct 30, 2020 | By:

Medicare Open Enrollment News

NEW: Atrius Health will participate in the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Stride SM (HMO) Medicare Advantage Plan Physician Network as of January 1, 2021

Every year from October 15 until December 7, Medicare recipients have the opportunity to review their Medicare plan choices and make decisions for new coverage beginning the first of the following year.  This Annual Election Period (AEP), also known as Medicare Open Enrollment,

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| Posted On Oct 22, 2020 | By:

Intermittent fasting: a potential heart-healthy dietary pattern

For many, developing a healthy lifestyle can be incredibly overwhelming due to the number of diets and fitness trends currently on the market. There are countless diets marketed as revolutionary systems for losing weight and improving overall health, but they are not always based on mechanisms that are proven to be safe and effective.

One trend that has gained recent attention for its ability to improve cardiac health and reduce obesity is intermittent fasting (IF).

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| Posted On Oct 08, 2020 | By:

Atrius Health Recognized in Wicked Local’s 2020 Readers Choice Awards

We are very proud to announce that several of our Atrius Health practices and providers have been recognized on Wicked Local’s 2020 Readers Choice awards lists in their various communities.

During the months of January and February, Wicked Local newspapers asked their readers to nominate their local favorites in more than 70 categories. Thousands of votes were cast to select the top choices in each community. Here are the Atrius Health winners in the categories of Doctor/Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician,

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