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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 »
February 27, 2019

Why is it so Hard to Find a Psychiatrist?

The reality is that it just IS. There is a national shortage of psychiatrists; more than 1,000 jobs are posted for psychiatrists in Massachusetts alone; the majority of the available psychiatrists are over 50 years of age in the United States with an... continue »
February 4, 2019

PRP Therapy Provides Advances in Tissue Healing

Over the past few years, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Therapy has been highlighted in various medical journals as a promising technique that may heal damaged tissue more effectively. Now, the elective procedure is becoming a popular choice, a... continue »
December 11, 2018

What is a Physiatrist?

While physiatry isn’t a new medical specialty, it is one lesser known in the healthcare world when you compare it to, say, oncology, dermatology or cardiology. The concept of physiatry, or physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), has been a... continue »
November 19, 2018

Lidiando con el Estrés en los Días Festivos

Los días festivos  son la tormenta perfecta para el estrés financiero, dramas familiares y la tentación de consentirse demasiado. Es también la temporada en la que el énfasis en la unión familiar puede hacer que algunas personas se sientan sol... continue »
November 18, 2018

Parenting at the Holidays

Leer: Lidiando con el Estrés en los Días Festivos  If you’ve talked to any parents during the holiday season, you’ve probably noticed some trends. This time of year, we’re all overwhelmed. Commitments seem endless, our kids are overwhelmed w... continue »
November 9, 2018

The Critical Treatment Difference Between Mental and Physical Illness Can Be Fatal

This past Thursday*, a gunman opened fire in a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, killing 12 people with no apparent rhyme or reason known to investigators at this time. What we do know is that the shooter was experiencing a reportedly untreated menta... continue »
October 23, 2018

Detecting Lung Cancer Early

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. It is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. About Lung Cancer Lung c... continue »
October 10, 2018

PT’s Mission: Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility

October is National Physical Therapy Month. Please join me in thanking the staff members of the Harrington Physical Therapy Department for all the excellent care they provide all year long! Did you know that the profession of physical therapy develop... continue »