Tips for Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder As everyone around you is indulging in pumpkin spice lattes and maple pecan muffins, keep in mind that this time of year is not pleasant for everyone. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that typically appears during the autumn and winter seasons when the days become shorter, darker, and chillier. About 4-6 percent of Americans struggle with SAD, with more people in the northern part of the country being affected. People with SAD often experience a range of symptoms, but the most common is fatigue that’s paired with oversleeping, depressive moods, and strong cravings for carbohydrates which often leads to excessive weight gain. If someone who has SAD is struggling with severe symptoms, it can greatly impact their daily lifestyle by preventing them to go out and interact with others. To help combat SAD this season, keep the following tips in Read the full article →

You’re Not The Only One Who’s Exhausted & Here’s Why Can you make it through the whole day without needing a nap? Or can you make it a whole week without dozing off at your desk? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 15% of women and 10% of men regularly feel exhausted in America.  In addition to that, the CDC reports that one third of American adults get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Not getting enough sleep is linked with many chronic diseases and conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression. It’s no surprise that these conditions are taking a massive toll on our country, but who knew sleep had a role to play in this? Below you will find a few possible reasons why you’re always feeling exhausted and what you can do to get a better night’s rest. Read the full article →

Can This New Technology Help Children With Autism Relate Better To Others? Children living with autism struggle reading nonverbal cues from others within facial expressions. This struggle creates such a strong disability that children tend to falter with social interactions and resist making eye contact at all. When it seems like people react in unreasonable and unexpected ways, the world starts to become a terrifying place for those with Autism. Until now, autism therapy was the only source of relief for these children. Autism therapy teaches how to better understand emotions and social cues, but due to the lack of autism practitioners, children couldn’t always access the help they needed.  Even if a child did obtain therapy sessions, it often wasn’t during the period of time when their brain was the most adaptable. With the new advances in technology and the creation of Google Glass, children with Autism may now Read the full article →

Caution: West Nile Virus Entered Middlesex County Scotch Plains, NJ – July 27, 2018 According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Waltham, there have been mosquitoes that tested positive for the West Nile Virus located in Waltham. This finding was discovered on July 20 and although there haven’t yet been any residents who tested positive for the virus, we recommend taking caution with the following preventative measures. Be mindful about the fact that mosquitoes breed around water. Try to avoid all areas of still water, as that’s where large amounts of mosquitoes will be. Be liberal with the amount of bug spray you use when leaving the house and remember, mosquitoes are the most active around dawn and dusk. The Waltham Public Health Department is also encouraging wearing long-sleeve shirts, pants, and socks to minimize exposed skin that mosquitoes can bite. And remember, it’s only the beginning of Read the full article →

USA Top Docs proudly presents the newest addition to the Top Docs brand, MA Top Docs. MA Top Docs, a division of USA Top Docs is an exclusive healthcare resource available to the general public to assist them with  finding top healthcare providers in their area.  MA Top Docs is committed to reviewing, approving based on merit and featuring the most respected and highly qualified healthcare providers in all of Massachusetts. We believe that the general public deserves a trusted resource to locate high quality reviewed and approved healthcare in a targeted way. is an online platform with an easy to use search feature where users can choose the county and the area of practice and/or specialty they would like to search.  Once the user finds a doctor who suits their needs, they can review additional information about that approved provider, virtually being able to “meet” the provider prior Read the full article →