| 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 Jan 26, 2016 | By:

New Year, New You, New Apps

No one can deny that technology has made our lives infinitely easier. Whether you’d like to order food, watch your favorite show, pay your bills, or find your way home – there’s an app for that. When it comes to your health, it’s no different. There are apps to record and analyze workouts, track what you’re eating, and remind you to take your medications.

As we move into 2016, here are some of our favorite apps for our patients and ourselves.

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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 Mar 26, 2015 | By:

Healthy Eating Ideas for Spring

I think we can all agree it’s been a rough winter, but spring will come and we’ll be shedding some of those layers of clothes. When that happens, our thoughts often turn to eating healthier, so, in anticipation of the warmer weather, we’ve pulled together some of our most popular posts about nutrition. Whether you’re looking to shed some pounds, get tips to help you eat healthier or prevent or manage a chronic illness,

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| Posted On Sep 09, 2014 | By:

Revitalize Your Appearance Simply and Safely

People often ask me if there’s a simple procedure they can try to look younger and more refreshed, but in a very natural way. We’ve all seen haunting images of celebrities who’ve gone a bit overboard with facial plastic surgery treatments, but most people just want to look more energetic or well-rested and not look like they’ve had work done. My answer to patients is “Absolutely!” Depending on your particular trouble spot,

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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 Feb 19, 2013 | By:

Become a Health Detective: Using the Internet Wisely

On a typical day, millions of people type “back pain,” “migraine,” or some other troubling symptom into an Internet search engine. Almost 60% of Americans searched for health information online last year.  Are you one of them? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed at the amount of information that is on the Web? In this age of instant communication, we are bombarded with “facts” (which may or may not be accurate), as well as opinions and suggestions (which may or may not be helpful),

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| Posted On Feb 07, 2013 | By:

Feeding Your Toddler with Success (and Good Stuff, too!)

Do you ever feel like the probability of getting your toddler to do algebra is greater than getting her to eat the green beans on her plate? If you answered “yes!” you are not alone. The toddler years can be very challenging.  After all, it’s a time when your little one’s emotional development is a constant game of tug- of-war between the need to feel safe and protected by you and the desire to exert her independence and show you just what she can do on her own.

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| Posted On Oct 04, 2011 | By:

Making the most of your primary care visit

Yesterday, I had a good day.  I walked out of a patient’s room feeling so happy because I did not feel rushed. I think it’s safe to say that the woman I saw felt good, too, unrushed and more reassured leaving the office than when she walked in. However, more and more across the country, people are leaving doctors’ offices feeling less than satisfied.

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| Posted On Jul 19, 2011 | By:

Answers to some Common Questions about Health Screening Tests

I’m healthy and scheduled a checkup.  What “routine” blood tests do I need?

Surprisingly, few blood tests are recommended on a “routine” or screening basis.  Everyone should have their cholesterol levels (a “lipid profile”) checked at least every five years, even if it’s normal.  Your doctor or nurse will request that you do this fasting, meaning nothing to eat or drink for about 8-12 hours beforehand  (water, black coffee,

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