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Get the Scoop on Your Poop

Jan 28, 2020 / No Comments

By Dr. Ye Li Department of Family Practice You may not want to discuss it at the dinner table, but your poop can tell you a lot about your …

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I Have a Cold, is it Still Okay if I Work Out?

Dec 10, 2019 / No Comments

By Dr. Ye Li Department of Family Practice Some people just hate to miss a workout, even when they are feeling less than their best. So, is it all …

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Getting the Most Out of Your Visit to Your Doctor

Oct 15, 2019 / No Comments

By Dr. Amanda Vitko Department of Family Practice Whether you are seeing your primary care provider or a specialist, it’s important to get the most out of your visit …

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Are You Washing Your Bath Towels Enough?

Aug 18, 2019 / 2 Comments

By Lauren Katz, NP Department of Family Practice There’s no cleaner feeling than taking a warm, refreshing shower and reaching over for a fluffy bath towel. But wait – …

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Is it a Stomach Virus or Food Poisoning?

Jul 20, 2018 / 17 Comments

By Dr. Joseph DiFranza Family Practitioner, Reliant Medical Group When you are vomiting every hour or going through a bad round of diarrhea, you may not care that much …

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Is My Cold or Flu Still Contagious?

Apr 2, 2018 / No Comments

By Dr. Joseph DiFranza Department of Family Medicine – Fitchburg Reliant Medical Group We all seem to get sick at the most inopportune time – just before a big …

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I’ve Just Found a Tick Bite– Now What Do I Do?

May 10, 2017 / 18 Comments

Many scientists believe that 2017 will be a troublesome year for ticks in our area due to the mild winter weather. So it’s important to know what to do …

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Hands Cold as Ice? It Could be Raynaud’s Syndrome.

Feb 1, 2017 / No Comments

By Usha Rallapalli, MD Reliant Medical Group Family Medicine Winters in New England are already pretty tough, but for those with Raynaud’s syndrome, just being outside for a matter …

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Can Honey Help a Cold?

Dec 31, 2016 / 5 Comments

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 …

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Flu Season is Almost Here!

Sep 27, 2016 / 22 Comments

Getting the flu can be more than just uncomfortable and inconvenient, it can also be dangerous. Many people, especially the elderly, are hospitalized for serious flu complications each year. …

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Well Visits – Just as Important for Teens as They are for Toddlers

Sep 26, 2016 / No Comments

Most parents realize the importance of taking their child to the doctor for wellness visits when they are young; but well visits are just as important for teens and …

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Thinking of Buying a Waist Trainer? Here’s a Second Opinion.

Jun 3, 2016 / No Comments

These days, fads can spread quickly thanks to social media. Recently, waist trainers have become popular with some young women. The idea is to look thinner and leaner by …

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Nutrition Tip: Buy Produce in Season

May 6, 2015 / No Comments

Have you ever taken a bite out of a strawberry in the middle of winter? Were you disappointed hoping for that burst of juicy flavor you get from strawberries …

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Medical Minute: Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom and Baby

Oct 6, 2014 / No Comments

Dr. Kristen Newsom, a family practice physician at our Holden location, sat down for a “Medical Minute” video to discuss the numerous benefits that breastfeeding has for both moms and babies. Check …

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How to Build a Healthy Lunch

Aug 25, 2014 / 1 Comment

It is that time of the year again, back to school! As your children go back to school, are you asking yourself what you should pack for their lunch?   …

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