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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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| Posted On Apr 07, 2021 | By:

MyHealth Test Results

Atrius Health is making some changes to the information available in your MyHealth account. Beginning April 10, 2021, we will release imaging, pathology, and other lab results as soon as they become available. Until this time, providers had access to test results before they were made available to patients. This change builds on our commitment to provide our patients with better access to their health information to help them engage with their health care providers and manage their care.

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| Posted On Apr 05, 2021 | By:

Video Visits: Join from Your Desktop Computer or Mobile Device

On April 10, 2021, you’ll see a lot of exciting new changes in MyHealth Online. Our patient portal will have an improved layout and new features to help you find what’s most important to you. In addition to seeing the notes your Atrius Health provider recorded at your visit, you’ll also start to see more test results, often at the same time as your provider receives them.

We are particularly excited to let you know that we are also changing how you can experience a video visit with us.

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| Posted On Apr 02, 2021 | By:

Childhood Rashes: Childhood Skin Problems and What They Mean

If you have children, you know that rashes, welts, bumps, and other skin irritations are common occurrences. While some skin conditions can be treated with over-the-counter medicine or at-home remedies, there are many rashes that may require a closer look. Sometimes, rashes can be a warning sign for more serious illness, so you should pay attention to your child’s skin and seek medical attention if you’re unsure what’s causing the rash.

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| Posted On Apr 01, 2021 | By:

What’s Causing Your Bad Breath?

Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, can be a delicate subject to discuss. As we continue wearing masks to protect against COVID-19, maybe you’ve noticed your breath isn’t as fresh as it could be. While most cases of bad breath can easily be resolved, it can lead to insecurity and anxiety and may even be an indication of a more serious health issue.

There are countless home remedies, mouthwashes, and chewing gums on the market that claim to solve bad breath.

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| Posted On Mar 10, 2021 | By:

Choosing a Pediatric Thermometer

Kids and fevers are pretty much inevitable. When your child spikes a fever, it can be pretty scary, especially if you’re a new parent. The reality is that fevers are common in children and usually pass within a couple of days. With that said, as we continue with cold and flu season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, monitoring the health of your children is very important. If your child seems warm, under the weather, or unusually fussy,

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| Posted On Mar 08, 2021 | By:

Under Pressure: How to Avoid and Treat a Sinus Infection

Protecting yourself from a sinus infection is an essential part of maintaining respiratory health – particularly as we continue cold and flu season during the pandemic. Our respiratory system helps us breathe, allows our body to absorb oxygen for vital organ function, and cleans out waste gases such as carbon dioxide.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 31 million Americans experience sinus infections every year. While a sinus infection may seem like a minor ailment,

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