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Lyme disease tick

Fight the bite: Lyme disease and other tickborne diseases

Posted on August 23, 2016

By Edward Butler, M.D., Traveler’s Health and Infectious Disease Services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose Wakefield Hospital You may not see them. But they’re out there. Ixodes scapularis, more commonly known as the deer tick, is a parasite that lives on many animals in Massachusetts and throughout New England. Ticks carry a host […]

blood pressure hypertension

The lowdown on controlling your high blood pressure

Posted on May 31, 2016

By Madhavi Challagulla, M.D. Internal Medicine in Wilmington, MA About one out of every three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. That’s about 70 million people nationwide. A 2011 study by the Massachusetts Partnership for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention found nearly 30 percent of adults in […]

obesity; weight loss; Massachusetts

Obesity is not a new normal: My opinion on the ‘Biggest Loser’ article

Posted on May 24, 2016

The Biggest Loser winners nearly all regained the weight they lost. Are Americans really destined to get and stay fat? Dr. Muenzer shares why he doesn’t think so.

tick small dangers

The hidden dangers of tickborne diseases

Posted on May 17, 2016

By Edward Butler, M.D. Traveler’s Health and Infectious Disease Services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose Wakefield Hospital Tickborne diseases, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, are a major concern for us here in Massachusetts and throughout New England. In particular, people who live in wooded areas, those who enjoy […]

Internal Medicine

A sober subject: The many challenges of alcoholism

Posted on May 10, 2016

By Madhavi Challagulla, M.D. Internal Medicine in Wilmington, MA Treating some conditions can be equally frustrating for patients and doctors. Alcoholism is one of those problems. In 2014, Massachusetts treatment facilities saw about 33,250 admissions for alcohol use treatment, according to the Massachusetts Department of Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. But this is just […]

pregnancy, labor, delivery

Ready for labor and delivery? 3 frequently asked questions

Posted on April 5, 2016

By Parul Nagar, D.O. Hallmark Health Medical Associates You’re nearing the end of your pregnancy and heading into an exciting – albeit uncomfortable – time. You’re looking forward to seeing your new baby’s sweet face and finally holding that bundle of joy in your arms. You’ve been eating right, keeping physically active, and getting plenty […]

woman urinary incontinence

How we treat the 4 main types of urinary incontinence

Posted on March 29, 2016

By Roy Epstein, M.D. Hallmark Health Medical Associates Do you scout out the bathrooms every time you enter a new building? Avoid road trips because it takes so long to get somewhere because you have to stop for bathroom breaks on the hour? Dread long work meetings because of the urge to “go”? I hear […]

Dr. Epstein women's health

Urinary incontinence is common, but doesn’t have to disrupt life

Posted on March 22, 2016

By Roy Epstein, M.D. Hallmark Health Medical Associates Cough, sneeze, laugh, or move – don’t forget to cross your legs! If this is a daily occurrence in your life, you’re far from alone. Approximately 60 percent of women will experience some amount of bladder leakage – incontinence – in their lives. This problem is very […]

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on February 8, 2015

The Internet is increasingly redefining the ways in which people interact with information related to their health.

Local surgeon sees spike in genetic testing: Genes can indicate who is at a high risk for breast cancer

Posted on October 6, 2014

By Alex Ruppenthal Posted Oct. 3, 2014 @ 12:25 pm MALDEN Actress Angelina Jolie has changed the landscape for detecting breast cancer, both around the world and locally. Jolie revealed in May 2013 that she had had preventative surgery – a double mastectomy — after testing positive for a gene that indicates a high risk […]

EV-D68 one of many strains

Posted on September 25, 2014

WAKEFIELD – So far in Wakefield, there have been no reported cases of the EV-D68 (enterovirus), said Board of Health Director Ruth Clay. “It is not a local issue,” Clay said this week. But that could soon change. This week one case was confirmed when an 80-year-old girl in a southeastern Massachusetts town was diagnosed […]

Richard Olans, MD, Discusses Enterovirus D68

Posted on September 24, 2014

Five Minutes with the Chief of Infectious Diseases at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Medford, MA – As the respiratory illness known as enterovirus D68 continues to spread among children and young adults throughout the country, we asked Richard Olans, MD, chief of Infectious Diseases at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and member of Hallmark Health Medical Associates, to give us […]

Meet our newest physicians!

Posted on July 31, 2014

HHMA proudly welcomes our newest OB/GYN and primary care physicians!

Congratulations to Patricia Sereno, MD for being voted one of Boston’s “Top Docs” 2014 by Boston Magazine!

Posted on March 28, 2014

Congratulations to Patricia Sereno, MD for being voted one of Boston’s “Top Docs” 2014 by Boston Magazine!

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