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| Posted On Jun 08, 2021 | By:

How to Choose the Best Sunscreen to Protect Your Skin

As summer approaches and the weather warms up, many people will be spending more time outdoors. Although getting outside and staying active is good for your health, it’s important to be careful of long-term sun exposure, which can lead to a common yet dangerous type of skin cancer called melanoma. Luckily, one of the best ways to protect yourself from melanoma is to simply wear sunscreen and reapply throughout the day.

Sunscreen use is extremely important regardless of gender,

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| Posted On Jun 03, 2021 | By:

Considering Contraception? You Have Long-Acting Options.

Contraceptives have existed for thousands of years. In ancient Greece and Rome, the use of a plant called silphium (found only in a small region of Libya) was so popular as a method of birth control that over-cultivation resulted in its extinction. In ancient Egypt, a concoction of crocodile dung (ew!) and sour milk was developed, which was then placed into the vagina to prevent pregnancy. You really do not want to get pregnant to come up with that!

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| Posted On Jun 01, 2021 | By:

Stay Healthy on Your Summer Road Trip

New England is home to some of the country’s best hikes, beaches, landmarks, and historical tours, all within driving distance. This is especially convenient for those still wary of air travel as we emerge from the pandemic. As you begin to ramp up your summer travels with a road trip, we’ve thought of some tips to help your family embark on a healthy and enjoyable journey.


What to Pack

Packing for a road trip can seem daunting,

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| Posted On May 27, 2021 | By:

Seasonal Superfoods

Spring is my favorite time of the year. The days are getting longer, the sun is stronger, winter is definitely over, and summer is on its way! It’s the perfect time of year to work on healthy habits like exercising more and eating better.

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you might have noticed that the produce department is brimming with fresh tomatoes, strawberries, blackberries, and even corn on the cob. 

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| Posted On May 06, 2021 | By:

Virtual Telehealth Visits for Patients Not Living in Massachusetts

This notice applies only to patients who are out-of-state at the time of their virtual telehealth appointment.

Most states have very strict laws that require healthcare clinicians to be licensed to practice in the state where a patient is located in order to provide care to that patient, including care that is done via a virtual telehealth visit. During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, many states relaxed these licensing requirements on a temporary basis.

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| Posted On May 05, 2021 | By:

A Message From Our Pediatric Chair

To our Pediatric Patients and Families:

We have been through a lot together over the past year. I recall leaving my practice at Watertown on March 20, 2020, not knowing when, exactly, I would be back physically in the office. It was surreal and anxiety-provoking, and at that time, it was impossible to fathom the full impact that the pandemic would have on our work, family life, education and our physical and emotional health.

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| Posted On May 04, 2021 | By:

Seasonal Allergies, the Common Cold, or COVID-19?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a cough, sneeze, sore throat, or congested nose might trigger heightened anxiety. However, it’s important to remember that despite the many precautions we are taking during this pandemic, seasonal allergies and the common cold still exist. While some symptoms do overlap, there are a few key differences between allergies, the common cold, and a COVID-19 infection to keep in mind when assessing your symptoms.

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| Posted On Apr 28, 2021 | By:

Prediabetes? Now is the Best Time To Make a Change

Are you are one of the almost 80 million Americans who have been diagnosed with prediabetes? If so, consider it a warning sign. It’s important to make changes as soon as you can to help prevent or slow the development of diabetes.

Most people who develop Type 2 diabetes start with prediabetes, also known as impaired fasting blood sugar. Fasting blood sugar levels are elevated, between 100 and 125mg/dl, and Hemoglobin A1c 5.7-6.4%,

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| Posted On Apr 22, 2021 | By:

Choose the Best Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes

Hope springs eternal as we long, more than ever, to get outside. Many of us start to think about wearing sunglasses when the weather starts to warm up. The truth is, damaging ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun occurs throughout the year, not just in spring and summer. UV light is invisible to the human eye, making it hard for us to avoid it.

The sun’s intense UV radiation has negative effects on our eye health.

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| Posted On Apr 21, 2021 | By:

Eating Fish During Pregnancy

One of the myths that I hear the most from my patients is that fish is not a good food to eat during pregnancy, which cannot be further from the truth.

Fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, including DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which is essential for brain development during pregnancy and early childhood. Fish also contains protein and many other vitamins and minerals such as vitamins D and B2 (riboflavin), calcium,

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