| Posted On May 06, 2019 | By:

5 Ways to Handle Your Picky Eater

Mealtimes with toddlers and young children are NOT for the faint of heart. As the mother of a two-and-a-half-year-old, I totally get it. Case in point: my son loves chicken tikka masala, and with a sophisticated favorite like that, you’d think it’d be downhill from there, right? But when I try to give him a bite of yogurt, the ultimate kid-food, his entire body language is like, “Why would you do this to me?”

As parents,

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| Posted On Jul 09, 2018 | By:

Atrius Health Recognized in Wicked Local’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards

We are very proud to announce that several of our Atrius Health practices and providers have been recognized on Wicked Local’s 2018 Reader’s Choice awards lists in their various communities.

During the months of January and February, Wicked Local newspapers asked their readers to nominate their local favorites in more than 70 categories. Thousands of votes were cast to select the top choices in each community. Here are the Atrius Health winners in the categories of Doctor/Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician,

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| Posted On Nov 05, 2015 | By:

The Importance of Portions

At this month’s SMArt Kids share medical appointment (SMA), we learned how very imPORTant PORTions are!

Last month, the SMArt Kids learned the importance of preparing a healthy breakfast, and in October, we added to our healthy eating knowledge and focused on keeping portions appropriate for the kids’ ages and nutritional needs. This is not an easy task at home or when eating out. But the answer is right at your child’s fingertips…literally!

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| Posted On Oct 20, 2015 | By:

SMArt Kids Eat Breakfast

Back to school mornings too busy for you? No time for a healthy breakfast? Well, the reality is that skipping breakfast can be a bad idea and can actually lead to weight gain, not weight loss. But don’t swing by the drive-thru for an Egg McMuffin, a Dunkin Donuts egg wrap or Burger King’s Double Croissan’wich – instead make a healthy delicious egg sandwich at home, thanks to the recipe below from our SMArt Kid’s nutritionist,

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| Posted On Aug 18, 2015 | By:

Concussions in Elementary School: What you need to know

Imagine you’re seated at work when you receive a call from the school nurse who tells you your son hit his head during recess. Thankfully, he didn’t lose consciousness, so no concussion, right?

Not necessarily.

Elementary-aged students do not lose consciousness as easily as teens or adults do. They also may not yet have the language skills necessary to convey the pain or symptoms they are experiencing.

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| Posted On Jul 24, 2015 | By:

Summer, the SMArt Kids way

You may have heard about or even read the recent (published June 29, 2015) American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) updated recommendations regarding pediatric obesity prevention. It affirms the message we have been consistently teaching at our SMArt Kids Shared Medical Appointments over the last four years – that children and families should embrace healthy habits each and every day, including eating a well-balanced diet, increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviors.

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| Posted On Jul 16, 2015 | By:

Congratulations to our 2015 Reader’s Choice Winners

Atrius Health is very proud to announce that several of our practices and doctors at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Dedham Medical Associates and Granite Medical Group have been recognized on Wicked Local’s 2015 Reader’s Choice awards lists in their various communities.

During the months of January and February, Wicked Local papers asked their readers to nominate their local favorites in more than 75 categories.

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| Posted On Mar 19, 2015 | By:

SMArt Kids Avoid the Aisles and Hug the Walls

Need a helper at the grocery store? Tired of doing all of the shopping alone? Grab a SMArt Kid! After this month’s SMA, they are now well informed about the healthiest ways to shop at the local grocery store. They will remind you to keep in mind these simple rules before you and your family head out to the supermarket:

  • Be prepared (have a list and plan recipes for the week)
  • Don’t go hungry (you’ll avoid being tempted by free samples,
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| Posted On Mar 10, 2015 | By:

Better Care for a Better Life: Kim

In July 2014, Kim met with Heather Gangloff, her physician assistant (PA), for what was supposed to be a routine physical exam. But after feeling something unusual in Kim’s abdomen, Heather suggested that she see a gynecologist and promptly scheduled an appointment. Just two days later, Kim found herself in Dr. Farah Shafi’s office to discuss the results of an ultrasound.

Kim knew Dr. Shafi. Two years prior, an ultrasound revealed four non-cancerous fibroids that Kim and Dr.

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| Posted On Jan 21, 2015 | By:

A Nutritionist’s Grocery List

When I meet with my patients in a nutrition counseling session, they often ask me, “So, what do YOU eat?” I tell them about my favorite grocery items, the staples that I purchase week in and week out to use as the base of many of my meals, and they are amazed that eating healthy foods can be so simple.

I thought it would be helpful to expand my list with the help of my nutrition colleagues at Harvard Vanguard,

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