| 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 Mar 14, 2014 | By:

Breast Milk Pumping Made Fast and Easy

If you plan to breastfeed your baby after you return to work from maternity leave, figuring out how to pump away from home may seem at first a bit daunting. You wonder: “Where can I pump at work?”  “How do I fit it into my work schedule?”  “How can I do it efficiently?”  I’ve been there myself, so don’t worry, there are many things you can do to make pumping easier and faster for you.

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| Posted On Feb 19, 2014 | By:

Getting Baby from Breast to Bottle

One of the challenges that breastfeeding moms face is getting their babies to accept a bottle. No matter that there’s breast milk in there, many babies don’t take kindly to this change and may need a bit of coaxing.

Especially for those women who work away from the home, getting your baby to take a bottle is pretty important, so you should know that it may take a little time and start early. 

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| Posted On Jul 06, 2011 | By:

Making your trip to the pharmacy a whole lot easier

Sometimes, a trip to your neighborhood pharmacy can end in frustration. You have to wait for your doctor’s office to send over your prescription. It finally arrives, but the pharmacy discovers they do not have your current insurance information on file. You present your insurance card, but you’re told it’s a different card for your prescription coverage. Without that card, they require you to pay full price if you want to get your prescription right away.

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