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November 1, 2019

Buck the Trend of Gaining Up to 10 Pounds this Holiday Season

Each year, many of us have a conversation with ourselves just before the holidays start. This conversation usually takes place after the first gift basket arrives at the office or one of your neighbors brings over a pie in the flavor of apple, pumpki... continue »
October 30, 2019

Getting a Vasectomy: Real Facts

Whether you and your partner have decided that you’re done having kids, or you’ve decided against having kids altogether, you may decide the most appropriate answer is a vasectomy. In the United States alone, about half a million men will get a v... continue »
September 29, 2019

How is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?

Breast cancer is the leading cancer among women in the United States, the second most common cause of cancer death in women, and the main cause of death in women aged 40 to 59 years.1 Treatment is not straightforward or based on simple decision-makin... continue »
September 26, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE): What You Should Know

Recently*, the 11th human case of EEE was confirmed in Massachusetts, and four people have died of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus. This is an increase over past years, and the outbreak is causing concern. Visit our Resource Page on EEE T... continue »
September 4, 2019

Common Flu Vaccine Objections (and their answers)

Flu season is rapidly approaching, and with each year, as providers, we are often faced with many of the same questions about influenza. Therefore, a little refresher for you: The flu is a tricky virus that mutates constantly. This is why you need an... continue »

How Much Sleep Do I Really Need?

An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans have some type of sleep disorder. Not getting enough sleep has proven to be detrimental mentally, physically, psychologically, and emotionally. Are you one of them? Do you know how much sleep you should be get... continue »
September 1, 2019

The Stages of Sleep and How to Make the Most of Them

You eat right most days. You try to exercise. However, many people forget the eight hours of shuteye that doctors recommend are vital to your health as well. Often, people will take physicians’ advice seriously when it comes to diet and exercise, b... continue »
August 19, 2019

Diet Plans: Fads vs. Safe Options

There is no shortage of diet plans available, whether a brand like Weight Watchers or an approach like “going Paleo.” How do you know if these plans have any merit or are just passing fads? According to Catherine Page, an outpatient clinical diet... continue »
May 12, 2019

Celebrating Our Own this Hospital Week

As we head into May and celebrate National Hospital Week, we should all be reminded of what we have accomplished over the past year and reflect on the importance of community healthcare systems like ours: • We employ over 1,400 individuals who work... continue »
March 27, 2019

Two Weeks. Three Suicides. One Massive Connection

In the wake of a tragic event, it’s not uncommon to feel the effects in the days and weeks that follow. Whether your experience is divorce, unemployment, illness, loss of a loved one, or other family separation, people often experience sadness and ... continue »