| Posted On Feb 24, 2022 | By:

Lifestyle Shared Medical Appointments For Weight Management

We are excited to let you know that the Atrius Health Department of Weight and Lifestyle Medicine is offering Virtual Lifestyle Medicine Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) every four weeks

SMAs are doctor-led visits (which means they are covered by insurance) that you have with other patients who have common health challenges. Patients learn from the healthcare team and from each other in this supportive and interactive environment.

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| Posted On Sep 09, 2019 | By:

Living Life to the Fullest with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by chronic, widespread, achy musculoskeletal pain that occurs throughout the body. FM impacts the central nervous system, which affects the way the brain processes messages.

It is the second most common rheumatic disorder after osteoarthritis affecting 2–8% or millions of Americans. Women are diagnosed with fibromyalgia more frequently than men (about 80% vs. 20%), and it is more common in young to middle-aged women.

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| Posted On Feb 26, 2019 | By:

Does What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

There is considerable evidence that eating a healthy diet can help reduce the risk of certain diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure. A healthy diet can also benefit your heart, your kidneys, and even your brain. What you eat can also affect your mental health.

Depression is one of the most common brain conditions affecting millions of people worldwide. Depression is typically treated with talk therapy and,

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| Posted On Dec 20, 2018 | By:

Our Top Healthy Eating Blogs of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, you may be thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. If eating healthier or losing weight is on your list, we’ve pulled together our most popular nutrition-related blog posts of the past year. We hope you can find a few helpful tips to incorporate into your lifestyle in 2019!

Resolve to Eat Healthier

It’s the time of year when many of us look back at the past month’s holiday parties and family get-togethers and think,

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| Posted On Jul 17, 2018 | By:

Eating Right for Healthy Kidneys

Have you ever stopped to think how important your kidneys are to long-term health? Kidneys are vital organs that usually fly under the radar when we think about a healthy lifestyle. Many key functions in our body depend upon our kidneys including:

  • Removing waste and extra fluid as urine
  • Balancing electrolytes, like sodium and potassium
  • Producing red blood cells
  • Regulating blood pressure
  • Controlling pH balance
  • Making an active form of Vitamin D to support bone health

Nearly 1 in 7 Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD),

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