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| Posted On Jan 26, 2023 | By:

Curbing the Coffee Break: Are You Drinking Too Much Caffeine?

It’s no secret that Americans drink a lot of coffee. Trendy coffee shops seem to pop up at every corner, and many people around New England can be seen, day or night, with a “large iced” in hand. Although delicious, convenient, and a cultural norm, is our dependence on caffeinated drinks a cause for concern?

Moderate coffee consumption, or about 2 to 5 cups a day (up to roughly 400mg of caffeine),

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| Posted On Jan 10, 2023 | By:

Starting a Fitness Routine for Long-Term Success

Establishing a fitness routine is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but it’s often difficult to know where to begin. The good news is that everyone, regardless of age, body type, size, or shape, can reap the benefits of physical activity, which include improved mental and physical health. Moreover, there are many different ways to get your body moving – and have fun while doing it!

At Atrius Health, we are here to support you on your health journey,

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| Posted On Jan 04, 2023 | By:

Menopause Symptoms Can Begin in Your 40s – Or Even Earlier

A variety of hormone-related changes are experienced by women over a lifetime, starting with puberty and the onset of periods through the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. There are multiple sources of information to prepare patients for these physical and psychological journeys integrated into both educational settings and routine healthcare. Not so much for the transition to menopause.

Many people associate menopause with old age, hot flashes, and moodiness. But there is much more to know about the path to menopause,

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| Posted On Dec 28, 2022 | By:

When the Winter Blues Make You SAD

As the months grow colder and darker, New Englanders must adjust to seasonal changes. Those who love winter sports celebrate, while others find themselves somewhat sadder and even depressed. Picture this: It’s the middle of a long winter, and you look out your window into the seemingly never-ending string of cold, gloomy days. Soon, you realize it’s already dark outside, and the clock has not even passed 5 p.m. This loss of light and the incoming cold can have a negative impact on our mood.

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| Posted On Dec 06, 2022 | By:

Winter Activities in New England

It’s that time of the year in New England when the weather is crisp and the days are short. By the time 5 pm rolls around, it can feel like bedtime. Cold weather, darker evenings, and cold and flu season can make you want to stay indoors until spring. Not to mention, the change in weather can lead to what many call seasonal affective disorder or the winter blues.

It can be challenging to find a reason to get off your couch,

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| Posted On Dec 01, 2022 | By:

Tips to Prevent and Treat Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is something that all new parents want to avoid. The truth is, almost every baby, especially those between 9-12 months, will get diaper rash at least once during the first few years of their life.

Detecting Diaper Rash

Diaper dermatitis, another name for diaper rash, is a form of irritation that causes a baby’s skin to be sore, red, scaly, and tender. Other symptoms include inflamed skin in the diaper area (i.e.,

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| Posted On Nov 29, 2022 | By:

The Gift of Getting Enough Sleep During the Holidays

We are all working so hard this time of the year to get everything done on time for the holidays. Trying to squeeze in holiday commitments like shopping, cooking, late-night events, or attending to the never-ending to-do list, can all add up. The pressure of making the holidays special can certainly throw a wrench in our sleep routine.

So, what is it that has us not sleeping well during this joyous time of the year?

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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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