| Posted On Jun 14, 2022 | By:

Treating Jaundice in Newborns

What is jaundice?

Jaundice refers to the yellow coloring of the skin that commonly occurs in newborns. Our blood is made up of red blood cells that get broken down as part of normal body processes. A substance called “bilirubin” is produced when these red blood cells are broken down. Bilirubin is processed in the liver and exits our body in urine and stool. However, newborns have immature livers that are not yet efficient in processing bilirubin.

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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 26, 2022 | By:

Managing Tantrums in School-Aged Children

Although tantrums are not uncommon for children under the age of three, they can be hard to witness and a challenge to handle. Once a child reaches elementary school, parents and caretakers may be concerned if tantrums continue.

In older children, tantrums can present in many ways, including difficulty adjusting to changes in expectations, extreme emotions in response to external stimuli, and the inability to handle frustrations without exploding. These unplanned outbursts of anger or frustration can be triggered as a response to anxiety or a child having trouble putting their feelings into words.

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| Posted On May 25, 2022 | By:

Memorial Day Urgent Care Hours

On Monday, May 30th, Atrius Health’s medical practices will be closed for Memorial Day 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. If it is determined that you need an urgent care appointment,

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| Posted On May 19, 2022 | By:

Tips to Help With the Baby Formula Shortage

We are currently experiencing an unprecedented nationwide baby formula shortage. Stock on store shelves is sparse and online orders are taking weeks or more with “out of stock” messages and waitlists.

News this week indicates that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will step in and allow production at the Abbott plant that was shut down, but stock from this will take months.

We know this is very distressing for parents,

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| Posted On May 12, 2022 | By:

Using Alcohol to Cope With Stress

The last two years have been a rollercoaster for most of us. Even among the most financially stable Americans, mask mandates, school closures, health concerns, and vaccine hesitancy have made for some taxing dinner table conversations. Social isolation, unemployment, financial stressors, and fear of infection and death have contributed to rising levels of anxiety and depression. As if we needed another thing to stress about!

How do we cope with these rising stress levels?

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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 May 05, 2022 | By:

Lacking Libido During Stressful Times

Dear Dr. S., where did my libido go? My partner and I have a good relationship. We have been together for 15 years, I feel safe, and I still like him! We have young kids, and we are both working from home. At night, we just collapse into bed. Where has the romance gone, and how can I get my groove back? Please help! LackingLibido

Dear LackingLibido,

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| Posted On Apr 27, 2022 | By:

Managing Stress as We Emerge From COVID-19

If stress is an essential feature of modern life, the COVID-19 pandemic has expanded and exacerbated its impacts. In an American Psychological Association study published last October, 63 percent of U.S. adults reported stress due to pandemic-related uncertainty. In that same survey, nearly a third reported feeling so overwhelmed by the pandemic that they struggled to make even minor decisions, while about half said planning for the future seemed virtually impossible.

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| Posted On Apr 13, 2022 | By:

Patriots’ Day Holiday Hours – Monday, April 18, 2022

On Monday, April 18th, the Atrius Health medical practices will be closed for Patriots’ Day 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. If it is determined that you need an urgent care appointment,

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