January 25th, 2013
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With the flu season just off its peak, there's a new bug to worry about. The norovirus. A new strain that first showed up in Australia, it will likely affect millions Americans this year. According a the CDC epidemiologist, "people haven't been exposed to it before, so they're more susceptible" - so make sure to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, as it is the best defense against this bug. Also, the CDC recommends that you disinfect surfaces with a diluted bleach solution, which is made of 5-25 tablespoons of household bleach with one gallon of water. This diluted bleach solution and hand washing help control this highly contagious bug.
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How can you differentiate between the flu and the "stomach flu" (or gastroenteritis)? When you are infected by the norovirus, you will experience nausea, severe vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Good news is, most people recover after 1-3 days without any treatment. However, if you feel dehydrated and cannot keep anything down, please consult your physician as you may need some re-hydration with liquids or IV fluids. As with the flu epidemic, the elderly and children under 6 years of age experience the most severe symptoms.
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January 16th, 2013
As you may have noticed, Wellesley Dental Group is undergoing renovations. We are incredibly excited to see the final product and we thank all of our patients, our friends at Haynes Management, Fraser Medical Building, Phillip’s Park Apartments, and all our neighbors for their patience through the noise and constantly changing façade. We love watching our WDG home morph into what we’ve always wanted it to look like. We want to share some photos of our progress with you.
Our new entry. While we will probably change the color of our door, we can’t be happier with our copper roofing as well as the more open feel. Soon, windows will be put in and we will be one step closer to our final vision. At the moment, we're choosing which outdoor lights we like best and are looking at some lovely railing.
Our siding is almost done! What's next is more stone-work by our new, big windows. The reception area is so much more open and airy, we love the change. We find that the added sunlight lends itself well to our team and patients having brighter smiles. What do you think of the color?
Thank you so much to our patients for sharing your thoughts about which colors, siding, and stone work to use. Without your help, it wouldn't be the same!