Measles has been all over the news as of late, so we wanted to bring you the facts. Amrutha Balakrishnan, MD, Marlborough Primary Care, answered our questions. What is measles and why are vaccinations so important?
If you’ve ever been challenged about your right to breastfeed your child in a public place, it’s important to know that the law in Massachusetts is on your side.
“A glass of wine will help me relax.” All too often people say this as a way to cope with the stress of everyday life. Phrases like, “It takes the edge off,” and “Just one beer” shouldn’t become your mantra when trying to unwind after a tough day at the office or a long night with the kids. Anxiety and alcohol use are often connected. Many times, people drink to relax and reduce anxiety, and in some instances, chronic alcohol abuse can lead to anxiety.
So what can you do without reaching for the bottle of wine?
For those who enjoy running outdoors even during colder days, it’s important to ensure your knees are prepared for winter. No one wants achy knees. For people who already have knee problems, outdoor winter running can increase pain and lead to possible injury. Know how to avoid knee pain in the winter by following these tips: