| Posted On Dec 01, 2020 | By:

What’s Getting in the Way of Weight Loss?

As a psychologist who works with people struggling with weight issues, I spend a lot of time thinking about the relationship between emotions and food. If you have gained some extra pounds during the COVID pandemic, I have some suggestions about how to deal with weight gain based on your thoughts, feelings, and attitudes. Some ways we think about our weight and ourselves are helpful, but others can work against you.

Patients often tell me that they don’t see themselves as emotional eaters,

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| Posted On Jun 21, 2018 | By:

Practical Advice for Lifelong Weight Loss

There are plenty of fad diets and products on the market that promise quick and easy weight loss results. I wish that weight loss could be that easy, but with some determination and guidance, it is very possible to achieve your weight loss goals.

It’s so important to maintain a healthy weight, defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18.5 and 24.9. The most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicate that 70.7% of Americans aged 20 and over are overweight with 38% falling into the obese category.

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| Posted On Nov 21, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Participates in World Diabetes Day Event at the State House

Atrius Health was honored to be represented at last week’s World Diabetes Day Program at the State House during which Dr. Joe Kimura, Atrius Health CMO, was among the distinguished speakers who discussed the serious public health crisis and financial implications caused by diabetes.

Dr. Kimura joined a number of legislators including Sen. James Welch (Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing), Sen. Jason Lewis (Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health),

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| Posted On Jun 27, 2016 | By:

Atrius Health Joins Coalition Supporting Healthy Food Choices in Vending Machines on State Property

Atrius Health recently joined a statewide coalition including the American Heart and American Stroke Associations, the Massachusetts Health Council and the Massachusetts Public Health Association urging passage of House Bill 3988 “An Act Relative to Expanding Access to Healthy Food Choices in Vending Machines on State Property.”

The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Kulik (D-Franklin), was reported favorably out of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and the Joint Committee on Public Health and is now before the House Ways &

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| Posted On Aug 12, 2011 | By:

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine problem – it is caused by a hormone imbalance in the body – as well as the most common cause of infertility in women.  PCOS affects 6.5 to 8 percent of women, and the prevalence is 3-4 times higher in overweight or obese women, as weight gain is a symptom of PCOS.  It is important to know that PCOS is a syndrome, not a disease,

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