When do your child’s behavioral issues mean something else?

ADHD childThe first months of school inevitably require adjustment for any child; a new teacher, a new classroom dynamic, new rules & expectations and new things to learn – that’s a lot of new all at once for a child to process. But what if the troubles don’t seem to be getting easier, and your child is still having trouble paying attention for long periods of time? How you do know when it is something more serious, like ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral childhood disorder and, if left untreated, can profoundly affect the academic achievement, well-being and social interactions of children. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and can last well into adulthood. Continue reading

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Moving You to Better Health with Healthy-Steps

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We are pleased to announce that Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is offering a free Healthy-Steps exercise class for adults with cancer and other chronic diseases. Healthy-Steps is a group therapeutic exercise and movement program done to music.

Some of the health and wellness benefits for participants include:

  • Helps improve range of motion
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves balance
  • Prevents swelling and lymphedema
  • Improves emotional well-being
  • Promotes positive self-image

This one hour class will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month at our Kenmore practice, located at 133 Brookline Avenue in Boston. The next session starts on Monday, March 14th and offers a rolling enrollment. Continue reading

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What Might Your Cold Hands Really Mean?

Raynauds diseaseDo you dread shaking hands with people because your hands are always cold? Have your fingers or toes ever turned white or blue? If so, you may have a condition known as Raynaud’s (ray-NOHZ).

According to the Raynaud’s Association, Raynaud’s is a disorder that affects about 5-10% of the U.S. population and is more common in women than in men. Raynaud’s causes vasospasms, a narrowing of the blood vessels in response to cold temperatures or stress. These spasms decrease blood flow to areas such as the fingers and toes, causing them to feel numb and cold.

There are two main types of Raynaud’s: Continue reading

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New Year, New You, New Apps

apps for health and fitnessNo 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. Continue reading

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41 Physicians from Atrius Health Named to Prestigious 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America® List

Best Doctors 2015-16 logoAtrius Health is pleased to announce that 41 of our physicians appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2015-2016.  Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

Best Doctors has earned a worldwide reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The List is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession. Continue reading

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