| 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 17, 2022 | By:

Presidents’ Day Holiday Hours

On Monday, February 21st, the Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for the Presidents’ Day holiday except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments.

If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time, day or night. Your call will be directed to our 24/7 medical staff and triaged as needed.

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| Posted On Feb 09, 2022 | By:

Winter Woes: Preventing and Treating Dry Skin

Cold, dry winter weather is upon us in New England, and all the time spent outside in these frosty conditions can dry out your skin. It’s no secret that having itchy, rough skin that feels tight or cracks and bleeds can be extremely uncomfortable, if not downright painful. However, dry skin is easily treated and prevented once you know the signs, symptoms, and potential triggers.

Dry skin is incredibly common and can appear anywhere on your body.

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| Posted On Feb 08, 2022 | By:

Atrius Health Recognized for Excellence in Adult and Pediatric Patient Care

Atrius Health is pleased to announce that our practices have been named to the 2022 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Physician Group Honor Roll.  The annual Honor Roll highlights physician groups that have achieved exceptional results in their approach to disease prevention and the treatment of acute and chronic illness for both adult and pediatric patients.

Harvard Pilgrim selects the Honor Roll physician groups based on clinical performance measured against NCQA’s (National Committee for Quality Assurance) national HEDIS quality benchmarks in three domains of clinical care: acute,

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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 28, 2022 | By:

48 Atrius Health Physicians Named as Castle Connolly Top Doctors®

We are pleased to congratulate the Atrius Health physicians who have been named as Castle Connolly Top Doctors®. The database, compiled by healthcare research and publishing company, Castle Connolly Top Doctors®, is comprised of physicians in more than 70 medical specialties and subspecialties.

41 of the Atrius Health physicians named as Castle Connolly Top Doctors® are also included in the 2022 “Top Doctors” list in Boston Magazine.

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| Posted On Jan 28, 2022 | By:

All Practice Sites Closed for Care on Saturday, January 29, 2022

The forecast for tomorrow is for blizzard conditions, very high snow totals, and hazardous travel. In consideration for the safety of our patients and staff, all Atrius Health locations normally open for weekend care will be closed for all services on Saturday, January 29th. As usual, we will provide 24/7 phone-based medical advice and support for our patients. If you need medical advice, please call your doctor’s office. Your call will be directed to our 24/7 medical staff and triaged as needed.

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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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