| Posted On Oct 08, 2020 | By:

Atrius Health Recognized in Wicked Local’s 2020 Readers Choice Awards

We are very proud to announce that several of our Atrius Health practices and providers have been recognized on Wicked Local’s 2020 Readers 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 10, 2015 | By:

The Road to Pediatric Patient-Centered Medical Home

The term “patient-centered medical home” (PCMH) can be confusing because it is not actually a physical place, but a model of care delivery. Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates has been practicing this model of care for many years, well before the “medical home” phrase was coined. Typically, a “medical home” offers patients the following services and attributes:

  • Comprehensive care – A practice utilizing a medical home approach cares for each patient’s physical and mental health needs including prevention and wellness,
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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 Jul 23, 2014 | By:

Better Care for a Better Life: Erick

While at Disney World for his brother’s wedding in December 2012, Erick noticed that the rides’ seat belts fit snugly around his waist.

With a family history of diabetes and obesity, this was the final push Erick needed. He realized that it was time to take control of his health or face a myriad of health problems later in life.

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| Posted On Jun 10, 2014 | By:

SMArt Kids Limit Screen Time

The SMArt Kids at Burlington are SMART! They can answer the following questions correctly – can you?

Question #1: How many hours of screen time per day is recommended?
(Answer: Less than 1-2 hours per day and no screen time for children under age 2 years)

Question #2: What room should you make TV-free?
(Answer: The Bedroom! And also consider making the kitchen TV-free so you aren’t tempted to watch during meal time.)

The SMArt kids were not only correct but quick to answer these questions.

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| Posted On Apr 30, 2014 | By:

SMArt and Healthy Ideas for Spring and Summer

The recent April showers haven’t slowed down our SMArt Kids. They are full of energy and enthusiasm when it comes to embracing our SMArt Kids’ goals. See if you can work on some of their goals this spring and into the summer:

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| Posted On Apr 17, 2014 | By:

Positive Parenting

Over time, there has been a change in philosophy about how to raise children.  Many of the grandparents of today were, as children, raised in a very strict environment where “children should be seen but not heard.”  That philosophy gave way to an era of permissiveness, which often led to chaos in the household.  In recent years, there’s been an emphasis on building self-esteem.

But the reality is that we need a blend of all of these approaches to raise our children to be responsible,

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| Posted On Apr 16, 2014 | By:

Improving the Quality of Life for our Pediatric Patients with Asthma

According to the American Lung Association, asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders in childhood affecting an estimated 7 million children under the age of 18. Asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15 and is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. The annual direct health care cost of asthma is approximately $50 billion; indirect costs (e.g. lost productivity) add another $6 billion, for a total of $56 billion dollars.

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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 Jan 02, 2014 | By:

Happy Holidays from the SMArt Kids!

Despite the snow, traffic and lure of holiday shopping, our SMArt Kids were able to join together on December 17th, the last SMA of 2013! Linda Germaine-Miller, our SMArt Kids nutritionist, introduced a festive yet healthy snowman snack. The “snowmen” were delicious and adorable. Rightfully so, the SMArt kids took pride in their snowy creations. Try this at home on the next snowy day or bring as a dish to a holiday party.

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