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September 29, 2019

How is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?

Breast cancer is the leading cancer among women in the United States, the second most common cause of cancer death in women, and the main cause of death in women aged 40 to 59 years.1 Treatment is not straightforward or based on simple decision-makin... continue »
September 26, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE): What You Should Know

Recently*, the 11th human case of EEE was confirmed in Massachusetts, and four people have died of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus. This is an increase over past years, and the outbreak is causing concern. Visit our Resource Page on EEE T... continue »
September 4, 2019

Common Flu Vaccine Objections (and their answers)

Flu season is rapidly approaching, and with each year, as providers, we are often faced with many of the same questions about influenza. Therefore, a little refresher for you: The flu is a tricky virus that mutates constantly. This is why you need an... continue »
August 19, 2019

Diet Plans: Fads vs. Safe Options

There is no shortage of diet plans available, whether a brand like Weight Watchers or an approach like “going Paleo.” How do you know if these plans have any merit or are just passing fads? According to Catherine Page, an outpatient clinical diet... continue »
May 12, 2019

Celebrating Our Own this Hospital Week

As we head into May and celebrate National Hospital Week, we should all be reminded of what we have accomplished over the past year and reflect on the importance of community healthcare systems like ours: • We employ over 1,400 individuals who work... continue »
March 27, 2019

Two Weeks. Three Suicides. One Massive Connection

In the wake of a tragic event, it’s not uncommon to feel the effects in the days and weeks that follow. Whether your experience is divorce, unemployment, illness, loss of a loved one, or other family separation, people often experience sadness and ... continue »
February 27, 2019

Why is it so Hard to Find a Psychiatrist?

The reality is that it just IS. There is a national shortage of psychiatrists; more than 1,000 jobs are posted for psychiatrists in Massachusetts alone; the majority of the available psychiatrists are over 50 years of age in the United States with an... continue »
February 4, 2019

PRP Therapy Provides Advances in Tissue Healing

Over the past few years, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Therapy has been highlighted in various medical journals as a promising technique that may heal damaged tissue more effectively. Now, the elective procedure is becoming a popular choice, a... continue »
December 11, 2018

What is a Physiatrist?

While physiatry isn’t a new medical specialty, it is one lesser known in the healthcare world when you compare it to, say, oncology, dermatology or cardiology. The concept of physiatry, or physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), has been a... continue »
November 19, 2018

Lidiando con el Estrés en los Días Festivos

Los días festivos  son la tormenta perfecta para el estrés financiero, dramas familiares y la tentación de consentirse demasiado. Es también la temporada en la que el énfasis en la unión familiar puede hacer que algunas personas se sientan sol... continue »