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Agoraphobia Could be a Hidden Danger of Covid-19 Pandemic

Sep 28, 2020 / No Comments

By Samuel Nordberg, PhD Chief of Behavioral Health Reliant Medical Group  For many months, Covid-19 has caused most of us to dramatically change our daily routines, including avoiding people …

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Life after Bariatric Surgery Group Recipes of the Month – September 2020

Sep 16, 2020 / No Comments

Salmon with Chopped Tomatillo Salad Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 ¼ pounds salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided …

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Flu in a World of COVID-19: Why This Year’s Flu Shot is Critical

Sep 10, 2020 / No Comments

By Gregory T. Williams, MD Chief of Infectious Diseases Reliant Medical Group It’s the annual guidance we receive every year from healthcare experts across the country: Be sure to …

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Preparing Your Children Emotionally for Returning to School

Aug 12, 2020 / 4 Comments

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 …

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Medical Mythbuster: Does Peeling a Sunburn Makes it Heal Faster?

Aug 10, 2020 / No Comments

By Cathleen Case, NP Reliant Dermatology The correct answer is “no.” If you are unlucky enough to have a sunburn that peels, you should resist the urge to peel …

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A Filthy Phone May Make You Sick – Here’s How to Disinfect It.

Aug 5, 2020 / No Comments

By Ye Li, MD Family Practice Reliant Medical Group We all seem to spend a lot of time using our cell phones these days. In fact, it is estimated …

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Planning a Vacation? Be Sure to Take Precautions for Covid-19

Jul 16, 2020 / 3 Comments

By Gregory T. Williams, MD Chief of Infectious Diseases Reliant Medical Group With summer well underway, many of us are anxious to get away, relax, and enjoy ourselves. However, …

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Life after Bariatric Surgery Group Recipes of the Month – July 2020

Jul 9, 2020 / No Comments

Mexican Stuffed Summer Squash Makes 2 servings Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 yellow summer squash ½ cup Refried Black Beans or canned fat-free refried pinto beans with 1 teaspoon …

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Beware of Dehydration Risk During Hot, Summer Days

Jul 1, 2020 / No Comments

By Megan Curtis, MD Department of Family Practice Reliant Medical Group Although many of us look forward to the warmer months, the hot, humid days of summer can mean …

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Medical Minute: Walking for Exercise

Jun 17, 2020 / No Comments

Wendy Fradsham, PTA discusses how walking for exercise can benefit your health. 

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Medical Minute: Exercises to Increase Lung Capacity

Jun 10, 2020 / No Comments

Rohini Moholkar, PT discusses exercises to increase lung capacity. 

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Medical Minute: Recuperative Exercises

Jun 10, 2020 / No Comments

Pete Valera, PTA demonstrates recuperative exercises that can be done at home. 

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Medical Minute: Relieving Stress-Induced Knots

May 29, 2020 / No Comments

Kristin Dymek, PT discusses how to relieve stress-induced knots in your muscles. 

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What is a COVID-19 Antibody Test?

May 19, 2020 / 4 Comments

Recently, there has been a lot of information and questions circulating about COVID-19 antibody tests. The information can be overwhelming and may leave you asking, “what exactly IS an …

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How to Cope with Social Distancing During the Pandemic

May 19, 2020 / No Comments

By Samuel Nordberg, PhD Chief of Behavioral Health Reliant Medical Group It’s undeniable that social distancing has helped to “flatten the curve” and save lives during the COVID-19 crisis. …

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Preventing Arthritis

May 11, 2020 / No Comments

By John Leary, PA-C Reliant Medical Group Orthopedics Many people do not realize that there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of getting arthritis in the …

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Standard Safety Precautions Reliant is Taking in the Time of COVID-19

May 5, 2020 / No Comments

Christine Dooley, PT discusses the standard safety precautions that Reliant Medical Group Rehab is taking to ensure the safety of our patients and employees during this pandemic. 

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Medical Minute: At Home Ergonomics

Apr 29, 2020 / No Comments

Shanita Fernandes, PT discusses at home ergonomics for working from home. 

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Medical Minute: Yard Work Safety

Apr 23, 2020 / No Comments

Maria Alatalo, PT discusses protecting your lower back while doing yard work in this Medical Minute. 

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8 Tips to Keep Diabetic Feet Healthy

Apr 20, 2020 / 3 Comments

8 Tips to Keep Diabetic Feet Healthy   By Henry K. Henczel, D.P.M. Reliant Medical Group Podiatry Wash your feet in warm water every day. (Make sure the water …

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Having Trouble Getting Pregnant? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Apr 3, 2020 / No Comments

By Michele Sinopoli, MD Department of OB-Gyn Reliant Medical Group April 19th – 25th is National Infertility Awareness Week. So we thought it would be a good time to talk about this …

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Helping Children Deal with Stress in the Time of COVID-19

Apr 2, 2020 / 1 Comment

By Michelle Dalal, MD Reliant Medical Group Pediatrics Dealing with change can be hard for everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic has closed schools, affected workplaces, and drastically changed our daily …

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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Mar 10, 2020 / No Comments

We are taking every action possible to protect our patients, our clinical staff and the community from COVID-19. Learn more about how you can protect yourself and how we’re …

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Dr. William Balcom on establishing one of Massachusetts’ 1st total knee replacement programs

Mar 3, 2020 / 4 Comments

William Balcom, MD, a Reliant Medical Group orthopedic surgeon, recently performed the first outpatient total knee replacement at The Surgery Center in Shrewsbury. Dr. Balcom spoke with Becker’s Healthcare …

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Medical Mythbuster: Is Yogurt a Healthy Snack?

Feb 27, 2020 / No Comments

When it’s time to reach for a snack, many people like to choose yogurt. But many yogurts contain much more sugar than you think (some over 30 grams). So …

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