| Posted On Aug 03, 2022 | By:

ONE by ONE Contact Lens Recycling Program

Considering or already wearing contact lenses, but concerned about the waste created by blister packs, top foils, and lenses? The Visual Services Department at Atrius Health is proud to announce our participation in the ONE by ONE Contact Lens Recycling Program, an innovative specialty recycling service created by Bausch & Lomb and TerraCycle.

The ONE by ONE Contact Lens Recycling Program is the only contact lens recycling program in the U.S.

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| Posted On Jul 27, 2022 | By:

Soothing a Baby With Colic

Being a new parent can be challenging, especially if your baby experiences colic. Colic is characterized by frequent and prolonged episodes of crying with no apparent cause. These episodes can occur in infants of any age, but symptoms typically peak at six weeks and become less frequent after three to four months. Colic is more common at night, which can lead to frustration, exhaustion, and stress in parents.

Although episodes of colic can be anxiety-provoking for parents,

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| Posted On Jul 05, 2022 | By:

How to Stop Diabetes

There are 96 million American adults – that is 1 in 3 – who have prediabetes. Prediabetes means you have a higher than normal blood sugar. Without making lifestyle changes, many people with prediabetes develop Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when your blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) is too high. Blood glucose is the main source of energy from the food you eat. Insulin,

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| Posted On Jun 29, 2022 | By:

July 4th Holiday Urgent Care Hours

On Monday, July 4th, Atrius Health’s medical practices will be closed for Independence 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 Jun 23, 2022 | By:

Identifying and Treating Yeast Infections

Yeast infections are more common than you might think – about 75% of women will have one in their lifetime. Also called vaginal candidiasis, vaginal yeast infection affects up to 3 out of 4 women at some point in their lifetimes. Many women experience at least two episodes. Yeast infections may leave you feeling uncomfortable and itchy, but they can often be easily handled with the proper treatment and prevention measures.

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| Posted On Jun 16, 2022 | By:

The Bittersweet Truth about Artificial Sweeteners

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight or cut calories, you’re probably familiar with alternative sweeteners.

Nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS), also known as artificial sweeteners, are natural or man-made (synthetic) compounds that usually taste sweeter than table sugar (sucrose). NNS became widely used as sugar substitutes starting in the early 1900s. They gained popularity because they make food and beverages taste as good as their sugary counterparts and, at most, only add a few calories.

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| Posted On Jun 14, 2022 | By:

Treating Jaundice in Newborns

What is jaundice?

Jaundice refers to the yellow coloring of the skin that commonly occurs in newborns. Our blood is made up of red blood cells that get broken down as part of normal body processes. A substance called “bilirubin” is produced when these red blood cells are broken down. Bilirubin is processed in the liver and exits our body in urine and stool. However, newborns have immature livers that are not yet efficient in processing bilirubin.

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| Posted On Jun 01, 2022 | By:

How to Manage and Prevent Pink Eye

It’s probably happened to you, your child, or someone you know: you wake up one morning with a swollen, crusty, runny, and irritated eye, seemingly out of nowhere. Pink eye, medically known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most common eye conditions, with between three and six million cases occurring in the U.S. each year.

Pink eye is defined as inflammation of the thin transparent tissue (conjunctiva) that covers the outer surface of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid.

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| Posted On May 26, 2022 | By:

Managing Tantrums in School-Aged Children

Although tantrums are not uncommon for children under the age of three, they can be hard to witness and a challenge to handle. Once a child reaches elementary school, parents and caretakers may be concerned if tantrums continue.

In older children, tantrums can present in many ways, including difficulty adjusting to changes in expectations, extreme emotions in response to external stimuli, and the inability to handle frustrations without exploding. These unplanned outbursts of anger or frustration can be triggered as a response to anxiety or a child having trouble putting their feelings into words.

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| Posted On May 25, 2022 | By:

Memorial Day Urgent Care Hours

On Monday, May 30th, Atrius Health’s medical practices will be closed for Memorial 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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