Primary Care

| 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 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 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 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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| Posted On Jan 12, 2021 | By:

Jaw Pain: Temporary Stress or a Joint Disorder?

Balancing personal responsibilities, keeping up with loved ones, and staying healthy can be difficult, especially as we face the COVID-19 pandemic. For many people, it’s common for stress and anxiety to manifest through physical symptoms. Sometimes, this stress can cause you to clench or grind your teeth, which can lead to more serious issues if left untreated.

Teeth grinding or clenching, known as bruxism, is a common condition that affects the mouth,

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| Posted On Nov 12, 2020 | By:

COVID-19 Guidance for Holidays and Winter

With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases across the state and the country, we wanted to express our support to all our patients during what has been an unprecedented year. It remains more important than ever to incorporate consistent masking, hand hygiene, and physical distancing into our daily lives to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our homes and our communities. Below are some key strategies to help protect your health and the health of your family during the holidays and through the winter months.

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| Posted On Oct 22, 2020 | By:

Intermittent fasting: a potential heart-healthy dietary pattern

For many, developing a healthy lifestyle can be incredibly overwhelming due to the number of diets and fitness trends currently on the market. There are countless diets marketed as revolutionary systems for losing weight and improving overall health, but they are not always based on mechanisms that are proven to be safe and effective.

One trend that has gained recent attention for its ability to improve cardiac health and reduce obesity is intermittent fasting (IF).

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| Posted On Jul 07, 2020 | By:

Dr. Steve Strongwater Discusses Importance of Primary Care During Senate Listening Session on COVID-19 Reopening

Dr. Steve Strongwater, President & CEO of Atrius Health, recently participated in a Senate listening session about COVID-19 and reopening from a provider’s perspective. The discussion was hosted by Senator Cindy Friedman, Chair of the state’s Senate Committee on Healthcare Finance along with Senators Jo Comerford and Adam Hinds. In addition to Dr. Strongwater, other panelists included Dr. David Rosman, President of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and Donna Kelly-Williams, RN, President of the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

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