| 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 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 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 Jun 02, 2015 | By:

Marijuana Use among Teens: What they – and their parents – should know

Do you have a teen or tween in your household? Well, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that the 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey of drug use and attitudes among US students (the survey has been administered to 8th, 10th, and 12th graders annually since 1975) shows significant declines in the use of drugs (prescription, OTC and illegal), alcohol and cigarettes. Phew!

So what’s the bad news?

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| Posted On May 05, 2015 | By:

Our Medical Mission to Haiti

A few months ago, I was fortunate to travel to Haiti for a week as part of a medical team, specifically to the city of Leogane, the epicenter of the 2010 earthquake. I remember being haunted by the news images of the unimaginable devastation and human misery that hit Haiti and the subsequent cholera epidemic that followed. Located only a few hundred miles off the US coast, Haiti still struggles with high rates of infectious disease,

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| Posted On May 06, 2014 | By:

2014 National Nurses Week

The 2014 National Nurses Week theme is “Transforming Health Care through Nursing Leadership,” and this theme is clearly evident in the outstanding contributions and achievements of our more than 500 extraordinary nurses at Harvard Vanguard.  Our nurses are leaders in embracing new technologies, innovative care delivery processes or more efficient ways to better meet the complex and diverse needs of our patients and families. Nurses are partnering with their colleagues to deliver patient-centered,

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| Posted On Apr 19, 2011 | By:

“Race to Nowhere” and The Great Homework Debate

There is a movie being shown under the sponsorship of school parent groups in the suburbs of Boston called Race to Nowhere.   It is about teenagers, but not the teenagers I assumed it was about. When I initially heard the title, I thought it was about the teenagers racing to precociously initiate adult “activities” such as sex, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, etc.  These are the risky behaviors I counsel younger and younger teens about every day in my office.

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