| Posted On Jan 18, 2022 | By:

Getting Your Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record

On Monday, January 10, Massachusetts introduced the “My Vax Records” tool. It allows residents to search the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS) for their vaccine records. When the records are found, the tool generates a QR code to store on your phone, creating a digital COVID-19 vaccine “passport” to show when required (e.g., for indoor dining or travel). While the system has worked well for many, the state has provided some information and guidance to help should you find missing or incorrect information in the MIIS.

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| Posted On Jan 12, 2022 | By:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Urgent Care Notice

On Monday, January 17th, the Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. 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.

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| Posted On Jan 11, 2022 | By:

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s the Difference?

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are often used interchangeably when discussing age-related memory loss. While Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia, the two are not the same. Knowing the difference and what to look for if you or a loved one starts experiencing memory loss is an important first step at ensuring you have the tools at your disposal to maintain a happy and healthy life.

What is Dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term,

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| Posted On Jan 10, 2022 | By:

Expanded Weekday Adult Urgent Care

Atrius Health is pleased to share that we are expanding our weekday hours for adult urgent care to make access to care easier for you.

Our urgent care departments in Braintree, Norwood, Plymouth (Cordage Park) and Somerville now have extended weekday hours from 8:00am – 8:00pm, and we plan to extend the weekday hours at Kenmore (Boston) in the coming months.

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| Posted On Jan 04, 2022 | By:

Puberty in Boys: What to Expect

Puberty is the time when children transition—both physically and emotionally—into adulthood. For boys, this transition begins around age 9-14 and lasts throughout their teenage years. Puberty can be a challenging and confusing time for boys that causes many emotional and physical changes, but it can also be a time for growth and maturity.

Emotional changes

Puberty occurs when the hypothalamus, an area of the brain, begins to produce the hormone gonadotropin,

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