| Posted On Apr 15, 2016 | By:

Patriots Day Holiday Notice

On Monday, April 18th, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for Patriots 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 Mar 30, 2016 | By:

Colon Cancer and the Importance of Screening

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer – which is cancer of the colon or rectum – is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed each year. Unfortunately, because colon cancer is often not caught until it is in its later stages, more than one third die from the disease.

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| Posted On Mar 24, 2016 | By:

A Look at the New Dietary Guidelines

Every five years, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are required to update guidelines that provide recommendations on nutrition to help adults and children ages 2+ consume a healthy, nutritionally acceptable diet. These guidelines provide the basis for federal food, nutrition and health policies as well as national nutrition education for the public, thus, influencing the diets of millions of Americans.

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| Posted On Feb 11, 2016 | By:

Presidents’ Day Holiday Notice

On Monday, February 15th, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for Presidents’ 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 Feb 08, 2016 | By:

Patient Information: Weather Alert/Closing Updates for Monday, February 8, 2016

Due to the snowstorm and in consideration of the safety of our patients and staff, many practices will be closing early for patient care at the times listed in the schedule below.

Patients who have appointments scheduled after these closing times will be contacted by a member of our staff to reschedule those appointments.

As always, if you need medical advice after our practices are closed, please contact your doctor’s office by phone,

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| Posted On Feb 01, 2016 | By:

Moving You to Better Health with Healthy-Steps

We are pleased to announce that Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is offering a free Healthy-Steps exercise class for adults with cancer and other chronic diseases. Healthy-Steps is a group therapeutic exercise and movement program done to music.

Some of the health and wellness benefits for participants include:

  • Helps improve range of motion
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves balance
  • Prevents swelling and lymphedema
  • Improves emotional well-being
  • Promotes positive self-image

This one hour class will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month at our Kenmore practice,

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| Posted On Jan 13, 2016 | By:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Notice

On Monday, January 18th, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates 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. If it is determined that you need an urgent care appointment,

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| Posted On Jan 06, 2016 | By:

Exercise Safety: Achieving Results Without Injury

We all have them: friends who love all things exercise, routinely adopting the latest fitness program, posting their exercise regimens on Facebook and inadvertently making the rest of us feel guilty for watching another episode of Orange is the New Black on Netflix. Their enthusiasm is infectious, especially at this time of the year when many of us – due to New Year’s resolutions or a bit too much pie and general merriment during the holidays – feel compelled to get off the couch and exercise.

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| Posted On Jan 04, 2016 | By:

Find Your Best Energy to Make Positive Lifestyle Changes

It seems like a no-brainer. Eat right, maintain a healthy weight, be active, don’t smoke, and drink responsibly, and you can improve the state of your health. And yet, fewer than one in five adults, a mere 16%, report being successful at making health-related improvements such as losing weight, starting a regular exercise program, and eating a healthier diet. To help you succeed on this challenging path, we will offer a “virtual” Group Health Coaching Experience for Midlife Women beginning on January 26,

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| Posted On Dec 28, 2015 | By:

IMPORTANT ALERT:  Phone Issues on 12/28/15

UPDATE: As of 4 p.m., our phones are now functioning properly at all practices. Thank you for your patience.

Please be aware that we are currently experiencing phone carrier issues with inbound and outbound calls at the following Harvard Vanguard practice sites: Somerville, Post Office Square, Copley, Kenmore, Wellesley and Chestnut Hill/West Roxbury. We are working with the phone company to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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