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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 …

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 …

Jul 27, 2023 / Family Practice

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 …

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 …

May 31, 2023 / Family Practice

8 Tips to Make Online Dating a Little Less Stressful

By Amy Chau, NP Department of Family Practice It used to be that people often met their future spouse at a high school dance, in college, at work, or …

May 31, 2023 / Family Practice

Learn the Amazing Benefits of Exercise

By Dr. Gilberto Sustache Department of Family Practice For older adults, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. According to …

Is Something Keeping You Up at Night?

By Lauren Katz, NP Department of Family Practice Everyone seems to have a lot to worry about these days. From rising prices, to COVID-19, to a war in Europe, …

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

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 …

Jan 28, 2020 / Family Practice

Get the Scoop on Your Poop

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 …

Oct 15, 2019 / Family Practice

Getting the Most Out of Your Visit to Your Doctor

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 …

Are You Washing Your Bath Towels Enough?

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 – …

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

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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