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It’s not too late to get your flu shot!

Book an appointment through MyChart. This year, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. Flu vaccines are the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and …

Time to Get Your Booster Shot

By Gregory T. Williams Chief of Infectious Disease We’ve all heard a lot about the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus recently. This variant is likely more transmissible than …

Dec 12, 2021 / Geriatrics / Seniors

5 Tips to Help Seniors Combat Loneliness During the Holidays

By Dr. Nancy Swayze Chief of Skilled Nursing Facilities The holiday season can bring us joy, but for many people – especially seniors – it can be a very …

Dec 8, 2021 / Pediatrics

Should I be Concerned About My Child’s Imaginary Friend?

By Mila Caraballo, DNP Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics Every parent knows that children often have vivid imaginations. But what if that imagination includes a friend that exists only in …

Medical Mythbuster: You Can’t Receive a Flu Shot and a COVID-19 Vaccine at the Same Time

This is not true. According to the CDC, it’s perfectly fine to get COVID-19 and flu vaccinations at the same time – in fact, they encourage people to do …

Oct 25, 2021 / Pediatrics

Keeping Your Kids Safe and Healthy This Halloween

By Matthew Waugh, MD Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics Fall is here and that means children will soon be enjoying one of our favorite holidays – Halloween. You can make …

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Now Available at Reliant

By Jennifer Eaton, LMHC Director of the DBT Center Department of Behavioral Health Anyone can be affected with a serious mental health issue at some point in their life. …

Medical Mythbuster: Men can’t get breast cancer.

By Bradley Switzer, MD Chief of Hematology/Oncology Unfortunately, this is not true. While men don’t get breast cancer in nearly the numbers that women do, they can still suffer …

Medical Mythbuster: When a Child’s Runny Nose Turns Green, That’s a Sign You Need Antibiotics

By Kia McCarthy, NP Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics Many parents mistakenly believe that their child’s green nasal mucous means there is a worsening infection present. In truth, most colds …

Now is the time to move the needle on flu vaccinations

Only half of Americans get their annual flu shots despite encouragement from health care providers. Read this article from Advisory Board to see how three physicians from Optum, Sanofi …

Love a Pumpkin Spice Latte? Here’s How to Make it a Little Healthier

There’s a lot to look forward to in the fall – fresher air, changing colors, not to mention the sweet smell of pumpkin spice lattes. We admit, they are …

A Flu Shot is Even More Important This Year

By Dr. Gregory T. Williams Chief of Infectious Disease We’ve all heard a lot about the need to get vaccinated for COVID-19. We want to make sure you don’t …

Don’t Let Myths About the COVID-19 Vaccine Prevent You from Getting Vaccinated

By Gregory T. Williams, MD Chief of Infectious Disease Despite millions of Americans being safely vaccinated, many people are still reluctant to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 …

Vaccine Exemption Letters

Many companies and federal, state and municipal offices are requiring employees to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.  Reliant Medical Group supports vaccination for all eligible individuals.  Therefore, in …

Aug 20, 2021 / News / Urogynecology

Women’s Center for Pelvic Medicine and Surgery is Moving

Effective September 13th, the Women’s Center for Pelvic Medicine and Surgery, currently located in Suite 160 at Worcester Medical Center, is moving. The Center will relocate to Reliant Medical …

Aug 12, 2021 / Pediatrics

Preparing Your Children Emotionally for Returning to School

By Lloyd Fisher, MD Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics President, Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for families with …

Jul 20, 2021 / Pediatrics

Pandemic Gives Rise to Eating Disorders Among Adolescents

According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, one unfortunate side effect of the pandemic has been an alarming rise in eating disorders among teenagers. Outpatient and …

Jun 22, 2021 / Dermatology

5 Tips for Caring for a Sunburn

By Shawn Eck, PA-C Division of Dermatology It’s that time of year when sunburns are all too common. Here’s some tips to help your skin heal if you forget …

Jun 16, 2021 / Geriatrics

10 Tips for Visiting a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

By Nancy Swayze, MD Chief of Skilled Nursing Facilities Many people feel anxious about visiting a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. It can be a difficult experience at times …

Medical Mythbuster: Kids Younger than Four Can’t Learn to Swim

This is not true. While it’s possible for children as young as infants to learn to swim, the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends waiting until age one before …

Jun 2, 2021 / Pediatrics

Summer Road Trip? Make the Journey Half the Fun

By Stacey Maslow, MD Department of Pediatrics We all remember those summer road trips from our youth, where we no doubt fidgeted in the back seat and probably annoyed …

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