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Compass: Spring/Summer 2019

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Events and Activities



Spring is the perfect opportunity to take stock of your personal health with our Northeast Medical Group physicians and clinical experts ready to help you on that path. In this issue of Compass we take a look at three issues that can impact your health and what you can do.

Many of us tend to put the thought of influenza out of our minds once the calendar turns to spring. However, Brian Williams, MD, explains that flu season runs through May. He offers a series of tips for identifying a case of late-season flu and how to avoid it.

With summer on the horizon many people are turning to the popular keto diet in an effort to lose a few pounds. Lisa Bishop, registered dietitian, cautions against the diet, which was originally developed to help children with epilepsy.

Exploding in popularity, vaping devices are being used by more and more teenagers. Kevin Twohig, MD, explains why these devices are dangerous and what parents should know.

Understanding what you can do to live a healthier life is the first step to achieving it. Our providers and experts are here to provide that knowledge and help you put it into action.
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Yours in good health,

Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, MPH, MHPE, MBA Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, MPH, MHPE, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Northeast Medical Group