The Common Cold

The common cold is relentless and over the course of a year, there is a good chance that we will catch the cold a few times. The season for colds span from fall to spring with the highest incidence occuring in January and February. Colds are extremely contageous and can be passed on to another by contact or by being exposed to germs in the air. Our first line of defense includes reduced exposure to people with ...

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Prostate Cancer, Should Men be Screened?

A great article for those wondering about the value of prostate screening. This article was posted by by Diane Walker, RN, MS, CSA on Fri, Sep 28, 2012
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September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which is a good reason to bring up an important health topic that many men shy away from. Prostate cancer screening is in the news a lot, and you may have heard a little about the ...

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New Horizon Accepts Major Medical Insurance and Medicare

New Horizon Medical accepts most major medical insurances including Medicare for its weight loss services. Patients use their insurance and are responsible only for their co-pay. There are no contracts to sign. Referrals may be required from primary care doctors depending on the type of medical insurance the patient has. Please call us with any questions you may have about your medical coverage.

New Horizon is building relationships with companies that are searching for wellness partners. Our programs are ...

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Staying Hydrated in Summer Heat

The hot days of summer have been upon us for several weeks now and we still wonder if we are drinking fluids that will keep us healthy during the summer doldrums. Hydration is essential to maintaining good health and having some guidelines as to what fluids should be consumed is vitally important.

Of course, we all know that water is essential for all bodily functions and we should be drinking water throughout the day. Although the recommended ...

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BREAKING NEWS: OPTIFAST AT NEW HORIZON

New Horizon Medical is excited to announce that it now offers the time tested OPTIFAST Weight Management Program! We are one of only a few clinics and hospitals throughout Massachusetts to offer the program. The OPTIFAST Program is for patients meeting minimum BMI criteria which is determined and reviewed with the patient at a FREE consultation. The OPTIFAST Program will augment the wide variety of weight loss programs already in place and will allow us to help obese patients begin ...

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RED LIGHT ON RED MEAT

From: Archives of Internal Medicine, published online March 12, 2012

Eating red meat is associated with a higher risk of early death, a study found, particularly from cancer and heart disease. Researchers tracked the health and diet of more than 121,000 people from 1980 through 2006. For each extra 3-ounce serving of red meat per day, the participant’s risk of premature death increased 12 percent compared with those whose diets contained less than half a serving of red meat per day. ...

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Pericardial Fat Concerns

Hidden fat surrounding the heart can be as responsible for cardiac disease as visible fat found at the waistline, thighs and butt. Hidden behind the rib cage is a fat known as pericardial fat which new studies are finding can be responsible for the build-up of plaque along coronary artery walls. Pericardial fat can lead to heart attacks and it is linked to obesity and overweight conditions.

Two-thirds of our population is overweight or obese which constitutes a national epidemic in ...

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Vitamin D and B12

On a daily basis, we have patients ask about the value of vitamins D and B12. They are concerned that a deficiency may be the cause of some of their illnesses. It turns out that their concerns are absolutely valid. Deficiencies of these vitamins are often responsible for a wide variety of chronic symptoms. We make sure that our patients are screened for such deficiencies and make recommendations for appropriate levels of supplement if the vitamin ...

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