Primary Care

| 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 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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| Posted On Feb 24, 2022 | By:

Lifestyle Shared Medical Appointments For Weight Management

We are excited to let you know that the Atrius Health Department of Weight and Lifestyle Medicine is offering Virtual Lifestyle Medicine Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) every four weeks

SMAs are doctor-led visits (which means they are covered by insurance) that you have with other patients who have common health challenges. Patients learn from the healthcare team and from each other in this supportive and interactive environment.

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| Posted On Feb 08, 2022 | By:

Managing Heart Disease

Heart disease is a condition that affects your blood vessels and arteries, as well as your body’s ability to transport blood from your heart to other organs. As the leading cause of death in the United States, a heart disease diagnosis can feel scary and overwhelming.

The good news is that heart disease is manageable, and many people live healthy, full lives by making small but consistent lifestyle changes. If you’re concerned about heart disease,

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| Posted On Feb 04, 2022 | By:

Sleepless Nights: Healthy Ways to Conquer Insomnia

Difficulty sleeping, called insomnia, is a common and frustrating problem. If you’re not sleeping well at night, you will not be at your best during the daytime.

Insomnia makes everything worse. It can lead to fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, loss of memory, and poor concentration. It can also impair the immune system, leading to a broad range of medical problems. If people are sleep-deprived for several days, they can even develop hallucinations, paranoid thoughts,

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| Posted On Jan 18, 2022 | By:

Getting Your Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record

On Monday, January 10, Massachusetts introduced the “My Vax Records” tool. It allows residents to search the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS) for their vaccine records. When the records are found, the tool generates a QR code to store on your phone, creating a digital COVID-19 vaccine “passport” to show when required (e.g., for indoor dining or travel). While the system has worked well for many, the state has provided some information and guidance to help should you find missing or incorrect information in the MIIS.

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