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| Posted On May 19, 2022 | By:

Tips to Help With the Baby Formula Shortage

We are currently experiencing an unprecedented nationwide baby formula shortage. Stock on store shelves is sparse and online orders are taking weeks or more with “out of stock” messages and waitlists.

News this week indicates that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will step in and allow production at the Abbott plant that was shut down, but stock from this will take months.

We know this is very distressing for parents,

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| Posted On May 12, 2022 | By:

Using Alcohol to Cope With Stress

The last two years have been a rollercoaster for most of us. Even among the most financially stable Americans, mask mandates, school closures, health concerns, and vaccine hesitancy have made for some taxing dinner table conversations. Social isolation, unemployment, financial stressors, and fear of infection and death have contributed to rising levels of anxiety and depression. As if we needed another thing to stress about!

How do we cope with these rising stress levels?

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| Posted On May 10, 2022 | By:

Tips for Treating Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are collections of normal, fibrovascular, arterial-venous structures that are part of the normal anal/rectal tissue. Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are an uncomfortable but common condition that many people experience at some point in their life. In fact, roughly 50 percent of adults experience hemorrhoids by the time they turn 50, yet very few people talk about it.

We all have the potential for symptomatic hemorrhoids. While they can cause painful symptoms,

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| Posted On May 05, 2022 | By:

Lacking Libido During Stressful Times

Dear Dr. S., where did my libido go? My partner and I have a good relationship. We have been together for 15 years, I feel safe, and I still like him! We have young kids, and we are both working from home. At night, we just collapse into bed. Where has the romance gone, and how can I get my groove back? Please help! LackingLibido

Dear LackingLibido,

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| Posted On Apr 27, 2022 | By:

Managing Stress as We Emerge From COVID-19

If stress is an essential feature of modern life, the COVID-19 pandemic has expanded and exacerbated its impacts. In an American Psychological Association study published last October, 63 percent of U.S. adults reported stress due to pandemic-related uncertainty. In that same survey, nearly a third reported feeling so overwhelmed by the pandemic that they struggled to make even minor decisions, while about half said planning for the future seemed virtually impossible.

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| Posted On Mar 31, 2022 | By:

Coping With the Itch of Eczema

Eczema is a group of skin conditions that cause an itchy, irritated, red, dark, bumpy, dry, or thickened rash. These rashes, known as flare-ups, can occur anywhere on the body and look different for everyone. Eczema is a common skin condition, affecting about 10% of people in the United States. You can manage the symptoms by treating flare-ups and avoiding triggers.

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| Posted On Mar 25, 2022 | By:

Join the Atrius Health Patient and Family Advisory Council

At Atrius Health, our vision is to transform care to improve lives. We strive to partner with our patients and communities to make it easier to be healthy. Help us make that vision a reality by joining our new central Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC).

As a PFAC member, you can have a valuable and positive impact on patient experience by sharing your input and ideas about how we can improve patient care,

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| Posted On Mar 24, 2022 | By:

Learning How to Live With Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that causes high levels of sugar, or glucose, in the bloodstream. This happens when the body is unable to produce or use insulin effectively. Insulin is a hormone created by the pancreas. Insulin acts like a set of keys that attaches to the body’s cells and allows glucose to enter where it can be used for fuel. About 11% of Americans have some form of diabetes.

Types of Diabetes

All types of diabetes can lead to high levels of sugar in the blood.

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| Posted On Mar 08, 2022 | By:

Introducing Family Medicine at Harvard Vanguard Beverly

We are pleased to announce the addition of a family medicine department at our Harvard Vanguard Beverly office located at 77 Herrick Street.

Family medicine is another option for receiving primary care. Our family medicine physicians can provide continuing and comprehensive health care for all members of your family, from newborns to seniors!

Family practitioners complete advanced training in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology,

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| Posted On Mar 07, 2022 | By:

How to Talk About Puberty With Girls

You probably remember the somewhat awkward stage in life called puberty. Puberty marks the beginning of the transition from childhood to adulthood. Puberty is accompanied by many physical and emotional changes. While each girl may experience puberty differently, learning about each stage and the changes they bring can help you support your child and navigate the stages of puberty together.

Puberty happens due to changes in the hormone levels in a person’s body.

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