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June Is Men’s Health Month: A Perfect Time to Assess Your Health Choices

Jun 5, 2019 / No Comments

By Kevin Anderson, D.O., a Shrewsbury-based Internist at Reliant Medical Group With June being Men’s Health Month, it’s a perfect time to make an annual assessment of how well …

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Cancer-Fighting HPV Vaccine Approved for Use in Older Adults

Apr 15, 2019 / No Comments

By Dr. Michael Sheehy, MD Chief of Population Health and Analytics Reliant Medical Group           America’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for the HPV vaccine to be given …

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Chronic Stress Effects on the Body

Oct 16, 2018 / 1 Comment

One of our ReadyMED providers, Dr. Quang Le, helped us discuss the effects that chronic stress can have on your health in the following video:

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Stress: What You Need To Know

Oct 16, 2018 / No Comments

One of our ReadyMED providers, Dr. Quang Le, helped us discuss the impacts of stress on the body in the following video:

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Should Yoga Be Your Only Workout Routine?

Oct 5, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Karen Fleming, NP Reliant Medical Group Internal Medicine The next time you roll out your yoga mat, chances are that you’re not alone – yoga is more popular …

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Is it a Stomach Virus or Food Poisoning?

Jul 20, 2018 / 9 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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Bike Helmets Make Summer Safer

May 20, 2018 / No Comments

By Dr. Herath Wijerathna Reliant Medical Group Internal Medicine Each year, more than 300,000 children go to the emergency room due to injuries caused on a bike. Accidents and …

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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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Working Out Hard? Be Sure to Choose the Right Sports Drink

Mar 26, 2018 / No Comments

By Dr. Justin Dorfman, Reliant Medical Group Internal Medicine (Board-certified in Sports Medicine) Do you take your exercise seriously? Runners, cyclists, soccer players and other athletes who engage in …

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Hair-Loss Treatments Have Come a Long Way…is the Comb-Over a Thing of the Past?

Mar 2, 2018 / No Comments

By Dr. Kevin Anderson, Reliant Medical Group Internal Medicine Many people worry about losing their hair when they get older, and for good reason. Hair loss is quite common, …

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I’m an Adult, Do I Still Need to Get Vaccinated?

Jan 22, 2018 / No Comments

By Dr. Michael Sheehy, Chief of Population Health and Analytics Reliant Medical Group Many adults believe that other than for the flu, vaccines are for kids. However, it’s very important …

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Going Abroad? Here’s How to Safeguard Your Health

Jan 16, 2018 / No Comments

Getting sick while vacationing in the US is one thing, but becoming ill abroad is a different ball-game. Care can be a lot harder to find and more expensive. …

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Yuck, I Have a Nosebleed!

Dec 18, 2017 / 2 Comments

By Dr. James F.X. Kenealy, Reliant Medical Group Otolaryngology Nosebleeds are a fact of life. They are common in kids and adults get them too, so understanding how to slow …

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Can Drinking Coffee Really Help You Live Longer?

Aug 17, 2017 / No Comments

It’s a good time to be a coffee lover – especially if you want to live a long life. You may have seen in the news lately that according …

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Planning on Traveling Outside of the Country? Here Are Some Tips for Your Trip

Aug 10, 2017 / No Comments

Summer is a popular time for vacations – let the fun begin! As you plan your holidays, here are a few tips to ensure you enjoy your trips to …

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Reliant Recognizes National Men’s Health Week

Jun 12, 2017 / No Comments

Every June, National Men’s Health Week is celebrated and this year it falls from June 12th-18th. This event aims to encourage men and boys to take control of their life …

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Thinking of Going Vegan?

Jun 11, 2017 / 1 Comment

Karen Flemming, NP Internal Medicine Chances are, you probably know someone who has “gone vegan.” While this type of lifestyle has become more popular than ever, it’s still a …

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Warm Weather and Automobiles Can Be a Deadly Mix

May 12, 2017 / No Comments

By Dr. Eric Lupoli Reliant Medical Group Internal Medicine Death by heatstroke in cars continues to be a problem in America. Since 1998, the average number of deaths caused …

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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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Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Health

Apr 10, 2017 / 1 Comment

Stress is a fact of life for all of us. We experience it at our jobs, at home, even when we are driving. A small amount of stress can …

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Flu Season May Have Reached Peak

Mar 8, 2017 / No Comments

By Dr. Alwyn Rapose Division of Infectious Diseases Reliant Medical Group It may not have been a remarkably bad winter weather-wise here in New England, but there have been …

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Don’t Let Old Man Winter Stop You From Getting the Exercise You Need!

Feb 5, 2017 / 1 Comment

It’s no secret that most of us exercise less during the winter months than we should. (Few of us are willing to go for a jog when it’s 32 …

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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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5 Reasons Why a Detox Diet is a Bad Idea

Jan 1, 2017 / 12 Comments

Chances are, you’ve heard about detox diets, those special dietary regimens that promise to cleanse out your system and help you lose weight at the same time. Many of …

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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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