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Primary Care

Primary care physicians – those who focus on family or internal medicine – are called the “gatekeepers” to the health care system. They are the first doctors you see as a newborn and they guide you through life, referring you to specialists or for blood or diagnostic imaging tests when needed. They are always kept in the loop even when you visit these other doctors so they can continue to best manage your overall health. As the nation’s health focus shifts to keeping us healthy and out of the hospital, primary care physicians become even more important partners, helping you with nutrition, chronic and acute health issues, behavioral health concerns, exercise and other important steps in your quest to stay healthy.

Featured Posts in Primary Care

  • Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Zika Virus and Pregnancy, The 5 Things You Need to Know

In the wake of the possible outbreak of the Zika virus in central and South America, learn the top things you need to know if you are pregnant and have recently traveled to these areas.
  • Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery, One Woman’s Quest

"I cannot put my finger on the moment that I decided I needed to have bariatric surgery. It may have been one of those instances where I realized just how heavy I am." Read more about Susan as Care New England follows her through her journey.
  • ECig

E-Cigarettes, Are You at Risk?

Not yet banned from indoor use, e-cigarettes are increasingly popular as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes. The scientific facts on e-cigarettes are still developing, but what is known is that the electronic devices, which coax vapor from liquid cartridges to simulate smoking tobacco, can be equally bad for your health.

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I got the shot and still got sick. Now what?

So you followed everyone's advice and got the flu shot, but you still got the flu. Does that mean the vaccination is ineffective? Our experts explain this discrepancy.
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The Gender Difference in Heart Health

The heart in a woman's body is essentially the same muscle as that in a man, but when she has a heart attack, the symptoms can be completely different.
January 26th, 2016|

Winter Precautions for Heart Health

Just as you put on a scarf, gloves and warm coat to protect your body, you can follow a few easy steps to protect your heart in this cold weather.
January 26th, 2016|

Post-Bariatric Surgery and Going Home, One Woman’s Journey

Follow Susan on her journey through her recovery after weight loss surgery and beginning to reform her relationship with food.
January 25th, 2016|

Zika Virus and Pregnancy, The 5 Things You Need to Know

In the wake of the possible outbreak of the Zika virus in central and South America, learn the top things you need to know if you are pregnant and have recently traveled to these areas.
January 21st, 2016|
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