Month: January 2016

Flu Season Facts, Part 2

Here is the second part of our series on flu season! We hope you took our advice from last week and got your flu shot! We’re going to get a bit more into the nitty-gritty about how the flu spreads and what makes the flu vaccine work. So hang on, we’re diving right in!   …

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Winter 2016 Survival Guide: Dehydration, Falls & Hypothermia

Massachusetts dodged a bullet last weekend by just barely avoiding the wrath of Winter Storm Jonas. By the time Jonas hit the mid-Atlantic cities of Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and New York late on January 22nd, it became apparent the storm was of a historical magnitude. Traffic came to a standstill all along the I-95, forcing many to …

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Flu Season Facts, Part 1

The influenza virus is a seasonal epidemic that typically hits the United States around October and can last until May. Even though this is a yearly occurrence, there are still some misconceptions about the flu and what people should do to protect themselves. To keep our readers informed, we are doing a two-part series on …

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Knowing the Differences Between Nurse Practitioners, Providers and PA’s

Our center staffs a range of medical experts with varying skills, specialties and levels of expertise. During your visit, you may hear different people introduce themselves as a Provider, nurse practitioner or Provider’s assistant. When patients are offered medical services by any of these providers the most frequently asked question is “What is the difference?” …

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Beware of Winter Weather Hazards!

After an unseasonably warm start on the East Coast, winter is finally letting us feel its chill. It might seem like yesterday that high temperatures were breaking records all over the place, so it can be easy to disregard the recent cold. Winter weather can present a lot of hazards though, so it’s important to …

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There’s Still Time to Get a Flu Shot!

We have just entered peak flu season, meaning now more than ever, people are catching the flu. While flu season officially lasts from October to May, certain years last longer than others. While it’s too early to judge how long this current flu season will last, it’s important to get vaccinated regardless of how late it …

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