| Posted On Dec 28, 2021 | By:

Tips for Weight Loss After Menopause

As we age, there are many positives to look forward to – you’re more in tune with your emotions, your self-esteem grows, and you’ve gained wisdom through your life experiences. Although there are many benefits to aging, weight gain can be an issue for many women as they enter menopause.

Menopause is defined as the time when a woman hasn’t had a menstrual period for 12 months. After those 12 months, a woman is considered postmenopausal.

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| Posted On Dec 08, 2021 | By:

Remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (RLS), or Willis-Ekbom disease, is a sleep-related movement disorder that often causes an uncomfortable urge to move the legs. On average, 5-10 percent of people in the U.S. suffer from RLS.

Symptoms from RLS are most notable in the evening or when someone is lying down or attempting to rest. Since this is usually at nighttime, it can impact your ability to fall or stay asleep. Lack of sleep can negatively affect your quality of life,

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| Posted On Dec 06, 2021 | By:

How to Choose a Prenatal Vitamin

Dr. Lilja Stefansson, OB/GYN at Atrius Health, answers sensitive questions with straightforward answers.

Dear Dr. Stefansson, I am trying to get pregnant, and my doctor told me to start a prenatal vitamin. I went to the pharmacy to purchase a bottle, but I ended up so overwhelmed that I left without buying anything! Please help! – PuzzledByPrenatals

Hi PuzzledByPrenatals, you are not alone!

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| Posted On Dec 01, 2021 | By:

Health Equity Hackathon Engages Community and Inspires Actionable Solutions

November 12-14, Atrius Health, MIT Hacking Racism, and Race to Better Health (RBH) hosted the Engineering Health Equity Hackathon to innovate multi-disciplinary and actionable solutions to health disparities within Atrius Health’s patient population as well as the broader healthcare community.

The hackathon brought together individuals from all backgrounds, including healthcare providers, data scientists, entrepreneurs, and health policy, management, and HR professionals.

Leaders from the three collaborating organizations kicked off the hackathon on Friday,

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| Posted On Nov 30, 2021 | By:

Managing and Treating Acne

You have a big event coming up – a job interview, a first date, your class photo – and then it appears…a red, inflamed pimple right in the middle of your face.

Acne is the most common chronic skin disease in the United States and can cause blemishes on the face, chest, and upper back.

Acne typically starts during puberty and is most common among teenagers. However, many adults also suffer from the condition and require some form of treatment.

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| Posted On Nov 05, 2021 | By:

What to Know About Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common, uncomfortable infections that can happen in any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Anyone can develop a UTI, but they are more common in women. About one in five women will experience a UTI in their lifetime, and many will have repeat infections. Although symptoms are often uncomfortable, several treatment options are available to speed recovery and prevent future infections.

Some women are at a higher risk of developing a UTI,

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| Posted On Oct 14, 2021 | By:

Join Atrius Health to Advance Health Equity

On November 12-14, 2021 Race to Better Health (RBH), MIT Hacking Racism, and Atrius Health will host the Engineering Health Equity Hackathon. This unique collaborative virtual event that seeks to address ambitious health equity goals within the Atrius Health system.

The hackathon provides an opportunity for participants to develop practical, durable solutions for improving clinical care by addressing social determinants of health and other root causes of disparities.

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| Posted On Oct 12, 2021 | By:

Head Lice: How to Identify, Treat, and Prevent Further Spread

As children have returned to in-person learning and sports, cases of head lice become even more common. Head lice are tiny parasitic insects that feed on human blood and cling to the scalp and neck. Each louse is only about the size of a sesame seed and is tan, grey, or brown. Lice lay light, pale eggs (nits) on hairs near the scalp that are held together with a glue-like substance. Although lice cannot fly,

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| Posted On Oct 05, 2021 | By:

Seasonal Yard Work: Preventing Back Pain

As the seasons change, many people here in New England are dusting off their rakes and snow shovels in anticipation of the cooler weather. While often an inevitable part of home maintenance, the repetitive bending and lifting involved in seasonal yard work can lead to muscle strain or can exacerbate chronic back pain.

Here are a few tips to keep you safe and injury-free while you spruce up your outdoor space.

Don’t forget to stretch

Like any physical activity,

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| Posted On Sep 30, 2021 | By:

Tinnitus: Why Your Ears Are Ringing

If you’ve ever attended a concert or been exposed to loud noises, chances are you’ve experienced ringing, buzzing, or clicking in your ears afterward. Medically known as tinnitus, this common condition can be annoying or frustrating, but it is luckily not life-threatening. Around 10% of Americans have experienced some form of tinnitus for at least 5 minutes in the last year, so it’s important to recognize the symptoms and understand your treatment options.

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