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Are You Using Alcohol to Reduce Stress?

By John V. Chisholm III, MD Department of Family Practice It’s no secret that many Americans like to relax with a drink after a stressful day; but overuse of …

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 …

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 …

Can Honey Help 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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Medical Minute: Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom and Baby

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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