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What should Massachusetts residents know about EEE this year?

This year, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases have steadily risen as more and more patients become infected with the virus. However, there are a few updates that can help protect families and Mass. residents from coming into contact with the virus.  EEE is an especially rare disease but has spiked across major counties in the …

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What are the benefits of an early flu shot this season?

An early flu shot is one of the most effective ways year after year to protect you and your family from the latest strain of influenza. However, many patients still choose to wait for their flu shot or elect not to get the vaccine at all.  Without a flu shot, patients are more likely to …

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How Children Benefit From Sports Physicals for Recreational Activities

Children of all ages are required to get an updated sport physical in order to participate in new physical activities for the upcoming year/season. These include school-sanctioned sports, recreational groups, and other types of athletic activities.  Parents need to take their child to the appropriate medical provider in order to get their child enrolled in …

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End of Summer Appointments for You and Your Family

Summertime is almost over which means you’ll want to make sure that you and your family are healthy and ready to take on the upcoming autumn season. Fall is a wonderful time of the year to enjoy the brisk outdoors as the school year starts.  However, many families and patients could get sick if they …

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Tick Bite Prevention and Safety

Ticks are a small and dangerous pest found outdoors. Many people assume they’re more of a nuisance than a danger, but that isn’t the case. This is because ticks are the primary carriers of Lyme disease as well as Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Rather you’re planning for a weekend of camping or just enjoy spending …

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Public Health Travel Updates: Measles, Infectious Disease Updates Before You Travel

Traveling to another country is an exciting experience. An international trip is a new opportunity to meet many new people, experience a new culture, and make memories that last a lifetime. Traveling is also a time when many people come into contact with diseases that they aren’t exposed to at home. Knowing what diseases have …

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Sun Safety Tips for Adults

Summer is here which means trips to the pool and more time spent outside. While it feels great to soak up the warm weather, the sun could be silently damaging your skin. After just 15 minutes of exposure, the UV rays have already begun damaging your skin. While you may try and educate your younger …

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What are the Benefits of a Walk-in Clinic?

Walk-in clinics and urgent care centers have begun popping up everywhere you look. The sudden increase in the number of these walk-in clinics leaves many people wondering what the benefit really is. Check out all of these benefits of a walk-in clinic before you make your next long and expensive trip to the emergency room! …

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Measles Safety and Prevention 101: How to Protect Your Children

Measles is now one of the most significant health care risks for young children in the U.S as cases continue to climb. The Centers for Disease Control now estimates that nearly 704 cases of measles have been confirmed in the U.S, which is the highest amount since the disease was virtually eradicated in 2000. The …

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