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The Healthy Podcast: Radiation Oncology

Posted on August 20, 2019

Dr. Phillip Gray, radiation oncologist, joins the Healthy Podcast to discuss radiation oncology – from the early beginnings and history to efficacy in treating cancers and what the future holds.


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The Healthy Podcast: Acid Reflux and GERD

Posted on July 18, 2019

With an estimated three million new cases diagnosed each year in the United States, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is a very common and treatable problem. We met with Dr. Brian Clark, a gastroenterologist and the director of endoscopy and Dr. Adam Blau, robotic abdominal and general surgeon and co-chair of robotic surgery, to discuss the causes, symptoms […]

What you need to know about peanut allergies

Posted on April 11, 2019

by Eric Samuel, MD, family medicine Tufts Medical Center Community Care Peanuts and peanut allergies have taken center stage in a new debate prompted by a local minor league baseball team.  The Hartford Yard Goats of the AA Eastern League recently announced their bold decision to make their ballpark, Dunkin’ Donuts Field, peanut free beginning with […]

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What happens during an OB/GYN visit at each stage of life?

Posted on April 8, 2019

By Donald Monteiro, MD, gynecologist Tufts Medical Center Community Care Women – from teens to seniors – need an annual visit with their OB/GYN. Just as women’s healthcare needs change as they age, their annual OB/GYN appointments change, too. Throughout the course of a woman’s life, we’ll discuss a variety of topics from contraception to […]

Colon cancer and women

Posted on March 28, 2019

Colon cancer can strike both men and women equally and is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths among cancers that affect both men and women. Colon cancer is caused by the growth of polyps – small masses of cells – in the rectum or colon. Though these growths start as benign (noncancerous), they […]

What to Know about Migraines

Posted on March 18, 2019

Migraine headaches are a common neurological disorder affecting as many as 40 million Americans. Migraines are recognizable by the intense pain, usually on one side of the head, and a number of side effects including throbbing pain, nausea, sensitivity to light or a visual aura. A migraine may last for anywhere between one and 72 […]

Five things to know about colon cancer

Posted on March 8, 2019

By Brian Clark, MD March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths among cancers that affect both men and women, with over 50,000 deaths related to the disease each year in the United States alone. Many of these cases could have been prevented with the […]

Robotic-assisted surgery for gynecologic patients

Posted on February 15, 2019

Gynecologic health is extremely important for women of all ages, from puberty to pregnancy, to menopause and beyond. “There are some conditions that can significantly impact a woman’s health and quality of life,” explains Steven Dakoyannis, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist with Tufts Medical Center Community Care, with offices in Revere and Melrose. “Some of these conditions […]

Four things to know about hypertension

Posted on October 12, 2018

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition that affects 75 million Americans. Davis Bu, MD, an internal medicine physician at the MelroseWakefield Medical Building at 888 Main St. in Wakefield, treats many patients with hypertension. He offered the following four things to know about hypertension. What is hypertension? Blood pressure is determined both by the […]

Four things to know about West Nile Virus

Posted on August 31, 2018

Recently a mosquito infected with West Nile Virus was discovered in Medford, and several people in Massachusetts have been diagnosed with the disease. For nearly two decades, West Nile Virus has been endemic to New England and cases typically develop during the late summer and early fall. Edward Butler, MD, an infectious diseases specialist with […]

Letter to the editor: Thank you to Dr. Pransky and staff

Posted on July 30, 2018

Dear Editor: Moving to a new town and having a second child on the way, I really wanted to make sure that my family would be well cared for. I have now been here 37 years and am thrilled to say that I’ve been fortunate enough to go to the same doctor’s office this whole […]

Hypertension

Posted on June 1, 2018

Dr. Davis Bu, internal medicine, discusses hypertension, or high blood pressure, in this episode of Health Minute. Dr. Bu discusses the new hypertension guidelines as well as risk factors and treatment options.

Seasonal affective disorder

Posted on February 5, 2018

Dr. Alla Goldburt, a family medicine physician with Hallmark Health Medical Associates, discusses causes, triggers and treatment options for seasonal affective disorder.

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5 things about asthma in the winter

Posted on January 17, 2018

Winter is a time to hunker down inside, a time to catch up on books you’ve been meaning to read or binge-watch shows you felt too guilty to watch when the weather was warm. But Dr. Jingli Ma, a pulmonologist at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, said it’s also prime time for asthma flare-ups. Here are five things […]

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7 tips to manage seasonal allergy symptoms

Posted on August 18, 2017

Allergies can make even the nicest day feel miserable. Use these tips to feel better during allergy season.

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