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| Posted On Jan 26, 2023 | By:

Curbing the Coffee Break: Are You Drinking Too Much Caffeine?

It’s no secret that Americans drink a lot of coffee. Trendy coffee shops seem to pop up at every corner, and many people around New England can be seen, day or night, with a “large iced” in hand. Although delicious, convenient, and a cultural norm, is our dependence on caffeinated drinks a cause for concern?

Moderate coffee consumption, or about 2 to 5 cups a day (up to roughly 400mg of caffeine),

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| Posted On Jan 10, 2023 | By:

Starting a Fitness Routine for Long-Term Success

Establishing a fitness routine is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but it’s often difficult to know where to begin. The good news is that everyone, regardless of age, body type, size, or shape, can reap the benefits of physical activity, which include improved mental and physical health. Moreover, there are many different ways to get your body moving – and have fun while doing it!

At Atrius Health, we are here to support you on your health journey,

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| Posted On Dec 28, 2022 | By:

When the Winter Blues Make You SAD

As the months grow colder and darker, New Englanders must adjust to seasonal changes. Those who love winter sports celebrate, while others find themselves somewhat sadder and even depressed. Picture this: It’s the middle of a long winter, and you look out your window into the seemingly never-ending string of cold, gloomy days. Soon, you realize it’s already dark outside, and the clock has not even passed 5 p.m. This loss of light and the incoming cold can have a negative impact on our mood.

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| Posted On Dec 06, 2022 | By:

Winter Activities in New England

It’s that time of the year in New England when the weather is crisp and the days are short. By the time 5 pm rolls around, it can feel like bedtime. Cold weather, darker evenings, and cold and flu season can make you want to stay indoors until spring. Not to mention, the change in weather can lead to what many call seasonal affective disorder or the winter blues.

It can be challenging to find a reason to get off your couch,

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| Posted On Nov 08, 2022 | By:

The Cold Truth About Cold Sores

Cold sores are incredibly common, and many people experience them from time to time. However, there’s a lot of stigma around cold sores, which can lead to confusion and embarrassment when you get one. So, what are cold sores exactly? And how can you treat them?

Cold sores appear as a cluster of small, fluid-filled blisters that usually form on the edges of your lips or mouth. They’re caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and are spread through close personal contact,

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| Posted On Oct 31, 2022 | By:

Building Your Own First Aid Kit

You’re cooking dinner, and you nick yourself with the knife, or your child falls off their bike and scrapes their knee on the pavement. Cuts, bruises, stings, and other unexpected injuries happen every day. But are you prepared? A well-stocked first aid kit is a must for every home!

You can purchase a pre-made first aid kit in many retail stores and pharmacies or make your own. First off, find a container that will fit all of your supplies.

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| Posted On Sep 07, 2022 | By:

Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention of Shingles

If you have had chickenpox, you could be at risk of getting shingles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in three people in the United States get shingles at some point. Shingles and the rash it causes can be uncomfortable or even very painful. But what is shingles, and what does it have to do with chickenpox?

Shingles is a viral infection caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.

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| Posted On Aug 25, 2022 | By:

What You Need To Know About Monkeypox

Monkeypox is an illness caused by the monkeypox virus. It’s related to smallpox but milder. It can cause a skin rash that can look like pimples or blisters on the face or body. It may also cause flu-like symptoms such as fever, exhaustion, and/or muscle aches, and swelling of the lymph nodes.

Monkeypox is found mostly in West and Central Africa. Recently, it’s spread to people in other countries, including the United States.

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| Posted On Jul 05, 2022 | By:

How to Stop Diabetes

There are 96 million American adults – that is 1 in 3 – who have prediabetes. Prediabetes means you have a higher than normal blood sugar. Without making lifestyle changes, many people with prediabetes develop Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when your blood glucose (also known as blood sugar) is too high. Blood glucose is the main source of energy from the food you eat. Insulin,

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| Posted On Jun 23, 2022 | By:

Identifying and Treating Yeast Infections

Yeast infections are more common than you might think – about 75% of women will have one in their lifetime. Also called vaginal candidiasis, vaginal yeast infection affects up to 3 out of 4 women at some point in their lifetimes. Many women experience at least two episodes. Yeast infections may leave you feeling uncomfortable and itchy, but they can often be easily handled with the proper treatment and prevention measures.

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