Articles by Brian Cosenza

Planning on Catching the Solar Eclipse? Make Sure Your Eyes Are Protected!

There is a solar eclipse occurring Monday, April 8th. A solar eclipse is when the moon blocks the sun. In Massachusetts, we will not be able to see the …

Medical Minute: Travel Clinic

Reliant’s Travel Clinic can help you prepare for your trip, no matter where in the world you may be going. Learn about all the services offered in our video …

Medical Mythbuster: Can eating black licorice really increase your blood pressure?

It certainly can! Glycyrrhizin, a compound found in licorice root, can raise your blood pressure significantly. Consuming too much licorice can cause the body’s potassium levels to fall, which …

ReadyMED is Coming to Natick!

We’re happy to announce that our sixth ReadyMED office is set to open this summer in Natick!  Conveniently located on Route 9, this location will be a ReadyMED Plus, …

Medical Mythbuster: Shoveling Snow Can Cause a Heart Attack

This is frighteningly true for some people, especially those living with heart disease or other cardiovascular issues. Living in New England, we are all too familiar with shoveling out …

Feb 28, 2024 / Uncategorized

MyChart Makes Healthcare Easier

It used to be that you needed to call your doctor’s office any time you had a medical need or question.  Not so, anymore.  With the MyChart patient portal, …

Feb 9, 2024 / Uncategorized

Five Healthy Swaps for Sunday’s Big Game

We all know that our favorite game-day dishes are not always the healthiest choices. Here are a few simple swaps that can satisfy your taste buds while making your …

Jan 29, 2024 / Events

Blood Pressure Check Events 2024

Reliant Medical Group is offering a series of free blood pressure checks for adults age 18+! This is an opportunity for you to have your blood pressure checked and …

Jan 29, 2024 / News

A New, Convenient Way to Pay Your Reliant Bill

Beginning in February, Reliant will offer an interactive phone system that allows you to quickly and easily pay your bill over the phone any time of day or night …

Medical Mythbuster: Can sitting in front of a bright light really help you beat the winter blues?

The shorter days of winter, with their grey skies and reduced sunlight can really affect people’s mood, leading to what is often called the “winter blues.” Fortunately, light therapy, …

Reliant Medical Group Caregivers Recognized for Excellence

The Reliant Medical Group team has been recognized for its commitment to providing high-quality care by being named to the Harvard Pilgrim Physician Group Honor Roll With Distinction for …

Dec 18, 2023 / News

MyChart is a Convenient, Paperless Way to Hear from Reliant

In an effort to practice a more convenient, quicker, and eco-friendly way to send important messages to patients, Reliant Medical Group now uses MyChart more frequently whenever possible. The …

Medical Mythbuster: Enjoying a few cocktails won’t make me gain weight this holiday season

Many of us looking forward to an annual holiday party probably wish this were true. However, the fact is that alcoholic drinks can contribute to weight gain during the …

Oct 30, 2023 / Medicare

Time to Enroll in Medicare? Learn the lingo to make the choice that works for you

It’s that time of year again, when millions of Americans across the country have the opportunity to select or switch their health insurance benefits for the coming year. The …

Medical Mythbuster: It’s not safe to eat unshelled pumpkin seeds

You may only be used to eating shelled pumpkin seeds bought in a store, but’s it’s perfectly fine to eat the whole seeds too. They make a delicious snack …

Reliant Receives Three Prominent Clinical Awards

For the fourth year in a row Reliant Medical Group has received three prominent awards from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA)! These outpatient program …

Life after Bariatric Surgery Group Recipe of the Month – October 2023

Creamy White Bean Soup Makes 6 cups Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 3 medium celery stalks, chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 (15 ounce) cans no-salt-added great …

Oct 4, 2023 / News

Review Your Demographic Information in MyChart

You may have noticed that we have begun to ask our patients to identify their race, ethnicity, language, gender identity and sexual orientation. Gathering this information can help us …

Medical Mythbuster: Can You Really Get Enough Vitamin D from the Sun?

Vitamin D is an important vitamin when it comes to our health, helping to prevent fractures and osteoporosis as well as bolster the immune system. While it’s true that …

Life after Bariatric Surgery Group Recipe of the Month – September 2023

Healthy Cowboy Caviar Makes 8 cups Ingredients   Cowboy Caviar 2 cans (14 ounces each) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained, or 3 cups cooked black-eyed peas 1 can (14 …

Play it Safe with Your Medications

As we get older, we often need to take more and more medications. While medications often help us live longer and healthier lives, they can also be dangerous if …

Aug 15, 2023 / Health Advice

Understanding the Refill Renewal Process

Getting a prescription renewed after you run out of refills often takes more time than people think. So, we wanted to share how the process works to help make …

Life after Bariatric Surgery Group Recipe of the Month – August 2023

Salmon Caesar Salad Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 (5 ounce) skinless salmon fillets (see Tip) 1 teaspoon ground pepper, divided ⅛ teaspoon salt …

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