Primary Care

| 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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| Posted On Jun 01, 2022 | By:

How to Manage and Prevent Pink Eye

It’s probably happened to you, your child, or someone you know: you wake up one morning with a swollen, crusty, runny, and irritated eye, seemingly out of nowhere. Pink eye, medically known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most common eye conditions, with between three and six million cases occurring in the U.S. each year.

Pink eye is defined as inflammation of the thin transparent tissue (conjunctiva) that covers the outer surface of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid.

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| 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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