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Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs

Being licensed and likable doesn’t necessarily mean a doctor is up to date on best practices. But consumers aren’t sure how to uncover much more.

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Medications, medical conditions, and cataracts?

By Santiago Villazon A cataract is the clouding of the crystalline lens in one’s eye. It can occur in one or both eyes. Symptoms include blurring of the vision, increasing glare/halos while driving at night, changes in color perception and increasing difficulty reading (even with glasses). Often they develop slowly over years — and at […]

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A flu shot should be on to-do’s list

By David Rideout The weather is a bit cooler, and we are spending more time indoors. The cold and flu season is not far off. The Centers for Disease Control recommends everyone 6 months and older have a yearly flu shot. The virus that causes the flu causes respiratory symptoms that can be moderate to […]

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Tips for choosing a doctor

Referrals from another physician or family and friends are a first step in choosing a doctor, but specialists advise doing some research to finalize your choice. Some tips: •The insured typically look in-network. Some insurers are starting to score their providers on certain quality and cost measures. Ask what your plan’s listing means. •Check if […]

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New machines fight battle of the bulge

Take heart, all you baby boomers who have let the years pass without a commitment to toning your abs and thighs or challenging your cardiovascular system.

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Don’t let bugs take a bite out of your fun

By Dr. David Rideout New Englanders are blessed with a varied landscape of lush gardens, beautiful forests and pretty seashores. With this incredible landscape comes some unwanted visitors: biting insects. Most bites are harmless, but sometimes they require a visit to a doctor in order to ensure they don’t become a health concern. Here is […]

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