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Concussions: More serious than you might think 

Posted August 26, 2015

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a direct blow to the head or neck. It can be a very serious injury, especially if not treated properly. Read more ...



 

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The price tag for specialty medications

Posted August 13, 2015

Specialty medications can make a real difference in people’s lives, but they come with a high price tag and add to the cost of what we pay for health insurance. Read more ...

 

 

asparagus Yes, you can eat healthy when dining out

Posted July 16, 2015

Dining out is a wonderful time when you can relax and be with friends and family. But it can be difficult if you’re watching your weight or simply trying to be healthy. Here are some helpful tips to make the experience less challenging. Read more ...

 

 

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Are you health smart?

Posted June 24, 2015

Health literacy refers to the ability to read and understand information about your health and make decisions about it. Read more ...

 

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  Spring allergies may be more severe 

    Posted June 17, 2015

    Our long winter is having an impact on spring allergy season. Read more ...

 

icon of a roast How safe is your food?

Posted June 10, 2015

Take these steps in food handling, cooking and storage to prevent foodborne illness from taking over your celebrations. Read more ...

 

 

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Posted June 3, 2015

Understanding how your coverage works can help you lower costs. Read more ...

 

 

weights icon Don't skip the weights

Posted May 26, 2015

Strength training can be your secret weapon for dropping pounds. Read more ...

 

 

carrot iconGood carb? Bad carb?

Posted May 13, 2015

There's no need to label carbohydrates as "good" or "bad;" they're just different. Read more ...

 

 

medical bag icon Don't overdo spring cleaning

Posted May 6, 2015

Easing up a bit can actually be a smart and healthy choice. Read more ...



 

ticks Spring is here...and so are the ticks

Posted April 29, 2015

The ticks are already biting (or, actually, burrowing) now that the weather is warmer. Protect yourself from them! Read more ... 

 

 

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Posted April 22, 2015

The snow has finally melted and it's time to get out and get in shape! Read more ...

 

 

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Posted April 15, 2015

Beyond the fresh vegetables, gardening can be good for your mind and body, gardening for your health. Read more ...

 

medicine bottle icon What is shingles?

Posted April 1, 2015

Shingles is a painful rash caused by a virus. Learn more about it and how to deal with shingles. Read more ... 

 

Clipboard icon Staying healthy while traveling

Posted March 18, 2015

It can be difficult to stay with your exercise routine and eat nutritious foods while you’re traveling. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, traveling can interrupt your healthy routine and throw you off. There are ways, however, to stay on track. Read more ...

 

Soup bowl icon You can beat the winter blues!

Posted March 3, 2015

Yes it's March, but we're still covered in ice and snow in Massachusetts! It's been a tough winter. Plus, feeling tired and down in the winter is actually quite normal. Though if it's something more than just occasional sadness and frustration with the cold weather, talk to your doctor. Read more ...

  

Nurse 10 ways to be a better patient

Posted February 18, 2015

When you go to the doctor, here are some simple ways to make the most out of your visit. Read more ...

 

 

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Posted January 30, 2015

Fallon has partnered with PatientsLikeMe, a global online community that can provide health support and resources. Read more ...

 

stretching Setting goals

Posted January 15, 2015

Have you set your New Year's resolutions? Even just naming a goal will help you achieve it.  Read more ...

 

meditating small Taking time for yourself

Posted December 19, 2014

Even in the busiest times of your life, it's important to find time to recharge your own inner batteries! Take time for yourself. Read more ...

 

heart beat iconTake a walk

Posted December 8, 2014

Walking is one of the easiest and best ways to exercise. It’s free, you can walk almost anywhere, and just about everyone can do it. Thirty minutes a day, five days a week will do so much for you! Read more ....
 

meditating small Being grateful

Posted November 19, 2014

It's the season of being thankful. Research shows that people who regularly practice gratitude take better care of their bodies and minds. Read more ...

 

 

 

The information written about in this blog is not intended to be medical advice. Please seek care from a medical professional when you have a health concern.

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