| 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 May 27, 2015 | By:

Treating Seasonal Allergies in Pregnancy

Spring is in full bloom…time to stock up on tissues!

The sneezing, the stuffy, runny nose, the itchy watery eyes – ugh! As if pregnancy isn’t uncomfortable enough on its own, enjoying the outdoors and those beautiful blossoms come at a price for many women. To make matters worse, nasal congestion and difficulty breathing are already common in pregnancy due to increased blood volume and decreased lung capacity (among other changes).

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| Posted On May 08, 2015 | By:

2015 National Nurses Week

The 2015 National Nurses Week theme is “Ethical Practice. Quality Care” and this theme is demonstrated every day with every patient and family interaction by the superb nurses at Harvard Vanguard. Our nurses primary commitment is to their patients and families and ensuring they receive safe, high quality, patient centered health care. Harvard Vanguard nurses are partnering with their colleagues in designing and improving the processes of care. These efforts, as well as the day-to-day care they provide,

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| Posted On Apr 03, 2015 | By:

Department of Transportation (DOT) CDL Physical Exams

As of May 21, 2014, all commercial drivers are required to have a physical exam performed by a Department of Transportation (DOT) Certified Medical Examiner. A routine physical performed by your primary care provider is no longer acceptable to meet DOT requirements.

We are pleased to announce that we offer these physicals at our Burlington and Kenmore (Boston) locations.

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| Posted On Oct 03, 2014 | By:

Baby’s Visit to the Pediatrician’s Office

Given how quickly your baby grows and changes during the first months and years of her life, well child visits with your pediatrician are very important, but as a new parent, you may not know what to expect during your child’s first few visits to the pediatrician.

In the video below, Dr. Eumene Ching, a pediatrician and chief of the pediatrics department at our Cambridge practice, narrates each step of an infant well child visit and explains what your pediatrician is checking – and why – in regards to your baby’s growth and development.

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| Posted On May 01, 2014 | By:

Slip! Slop! Slap! and Wrap!Tips for a Safe Summer in the Sun

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. This May, observe Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month by practicing “safe sun”! The American Cancer Society’s Slip! Slop! Slap!® and Wrap campaign slogan provides an easy way to remember the 4 key steps to sun protection.

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| Posted On Oct 25, 2013 | By:

Calming a Child’s Fear about Visiting the Doctor

At one point or another – maybe at the age of two or five or even older – many children get scared to go for a visit to their pediatrician.  There’s lots of reasons for their anxiety, and many of them come from not knowing what to expect:  what will they see when they look in my ears?  will it hurt when they tighten that band around my arm?  and what about shots (okay,

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| Posted On Sep 16, 2011 | By:

Getting Better Together: A Shared Medical Appointment Symposium

For the past three years, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates has offered many patients the option of participating in a  Shared Medical Appointment (SMA).  A SMA is a 90-minute group medical visit with the patient’s doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, and a full multidisciplinary care team in the company of other patients. The patient participates as part of a small group of 8-15 patients who are scheduled for follow-up care or even an annual physical.

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| Posted On Aug 19, 2011 | By:

Tips for Getting Ready for the School Year


As September approaches, it’s time to sharpen pencils, buy new binders, and get ready to go back to school.  At this time of year, too, parents start to wonder about how to smooth the transition from summer to school for their  children.  Whether your child is entering a new classroom or starting an entirely new school, here are some ways to support your child’s  back-to-school adjustment:

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