| Posted On Nov 21, 2022 | 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 24th and Friday, November 25th except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments.

For Saturday, November 26th and Sunday, November 27th, 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 08, 2022 | By:

The Cold Truth About Cold Sores

Cold sores are incredibly common, and many people experience them from time to time. However, there’s a lot of stigma around cold sores, which can lead to confusion and embarrassment when you get one. So, what are cold sores exactly? And how can you treat them?

Cold sores appear as a cluster of small, fluid-filled blisters that usually form on the edges of your lips or mouth. They’re caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and are spread through close personal contact,

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| Posted On Nov 03, 2022 | By:

Symptoms and Treatment of Croup

What is croup?

Croup is a common respiratory childhood illness best known for producing a distinct cough that sounds like a barking seal. Croup affects a child’s airways, including the voice box (larynx), the windpipe (trachea), and the tubes going into the lungs (bronchi).

The infection causes these airways to swell and narrow. When air is forced through a narrow passage during a cough, swollen vocal cords produce a barking cough.

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| Posted On Oct 31, 2022 | By:

Building Your Own First Aid Kit

You’re cooking dinner, and you nick yourself with the knife, or your child falls off their bike and scrapes their knee on the pavement. Cuts, bruises, stings, and other unexpected injuries happen every day. But are you prepared? A well-stocked first aid kit is a must for every home!

You can purchase a pre-made first aid kit in many retail stores and pharmacies or make your own. First off, find a container that will fit all of your supplies.

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| Posted On Oct 26, 2022 | By:

Explaining Inflammatory Bowel Disease

We all experience the occasional stomach ache from time to time. Maybe you ate something that didn’t agree with you or caught a stomach bug. While this is often just an unfortunate part of life, frequent and debilitating stomach aches and pain may indicate a more serious illness, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

IBD is an umbrella term for both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both conditions are characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract,

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| Posted On Oct 04, 2022 | By:

Protect Your Teen From Cyberbullying

Bullying is a form of repeated and confrontational behavior in which someone purposefully tries to intimidate, harm, or humiliate someone they see as vulnerable. Bullying behavior can be physical or verbal.

Cyberbullying is bullying using electronic devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. It encompasses a wide variety of inappropriate online behavior, including sending, posting, replying, or commenting in a negative, harmful, or hurtful way about another individual. Cyberbullying commonly occurs among school-aged children on social media apps (e.g.,

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| Posted On Sep 29, 2022 | By:

Don’t Miss Medicare Open Enrollment

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, is the only time during a given year that all Medicare beneficiaries have an opportunity to make any changes to their Medicare plans.

If you are currently enrolled in a Medicare plan,

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| Posted On Sep 07, 2022 | By:

Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention of Shingles

If you have had chickenpox, you could be at risk of getting shingles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in three people in the United States get shingles at some point. Shingles and the rash it causes can be uncomfortable or even very painful. But what is shingles, and what does it have to do with chickenpox?

Shingles is a viral infection caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.

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| Posted On Sep 01, 2022 | By:

Labor Day Urgent Care Hours

On Monday, September 5th, 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 29, 2022 | By:

Using Self-Talk to Adjust Your Thoughts

From reflections about ourselves to perceptions of our world and others, thoughts are a focus – and fuel – of the typical therapy process.

Thoughts exert a powerful influence over our lived experiences. Yet when we struggle and seek support (professional or otherwise), feelings and actions are also common causes.

Whether or not we live with a mental health disorder, our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are very closely connected. What we think about the world shapes our emotional experience of it,

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