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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 …

Is it Time for Your Colon Cancer Screening?

By Dr. David Gilchrist Department of Family Practice, Reliant Medical Group If you are age 45 or older, it’s time to schedule your colon cancer screening. This type of …

Shrewsbury Pediatrics Wins MHQP Patient Experience Award

Congratulations to Reliant’s Pediatrics team in Shrewsbury for being recognized by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) as one of the top practices in Massachusetts for patient experience in primary …

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 …

Jan 29, 2024 / Pediatrics

It’s True, Honey Really Can Help a Child with a Cold

It’s cold season once again and many parents are looking for ways to help a child get through the misery of a cold. The American Academy of Pediatrics does …

5 Tips on Avoiding Illness During Holiday Travel

By Maegan Pollard, MD Department of Family Practice Few things are more frustrating than getting sick over the holidays, especially when traveling away from home to visit with family …

Dec 13, 2023 / Pediatrics

How to Prevent Those Holiday Meltdowns

By Dr. Tara Thurston Department of Pediatrics Few things are more dreaded than when your toddler throws a huge temper tantrum at your holiday gathering. It can add a …

Oct 30, 2023 / Pediatrics

Keeping Your Kids Safe and Healthy This Halloween

By Dr. Neha Esmaeili Shrewsbury Pediatrics Halloween and trick-or-treating are just around the corner. With all the temptations and goodies to be offered, following a few simple do’s and …

Oat, Almond or Cashew? Your Milk Options are Tastier Than Ever

By Dr. Mark Collins Leominster Family Practice A trip to your local grocery store will quickly reveal that milk isn’t just milk anymore. In addition to cow’s milk, there …

Sick Day or Not? How to Determine if Your Child Needs to Stay Home from School

Edited by Dr. Sheila Abdallah Department of Family Practice   When you have a sick child, deciding whether or not to keep them out of school or daycare is …

What to Expect at Your Annual Wellness Exam

By K. Ahmed Hussain Department of Internal Medicine Your annual wellness exam with your primary care provider is a great way to catch potential health problems early and help …

Aug 29, 2023 / Dermatology

Concerned about how much you sweat?

By Dr. Tom Rosenfeld Chief of Dermatology It’s normal to work up a sweat when you’re doing yardwork or exercising at the gym. However, if you are sweating profusely …

Medical Mythbuster: Do You Really Need to Take 10,000 Steps a Day?

By Linda Dylewicz, PT Director of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Many people who wear fitness trackers set a goal of reaching 10,000 steps per day as part of their …

Ringworm Infection? Here’s what you need to know

By Pamela Sansoucy, MD Department of Family Practice Tineas corporis, also known as ringworm, athlete’s foot, or jock itch, is not caused by a worm at all. It is …

Can You Really Die from Drinking Too Much Water?

By Felipe Fernandez del Castillo, MD Division of Nephrology It’s true, in certain instances overhydration (also known as water intoxication) can be a real health danger. In fact, there …

Jul 26, 2023 / Dermatology

Do I Need to Wash My Hair Every Day?

Although many Americans make it a daily routine, the need to wash your hair every day really depends on a number of individual factors. Most people don’t require a …

Don’t Neglect Air Quality Alerts!

By Kevin Martin, MD Division of Pulmonology Many areas of our country, including New England, have suffered poor air quality this summer. Chances are, you’ve seen Air Quality Alerts …

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