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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 »
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 5, 2019

Be Good to Your Heart During Heart Month and Beyond

The Power of Exercise Many New Year’s resolutions revolve around improving overall health and fitness with a pledge to exercise more. For some, the beginning of every year has great potential for a health revolution. Unfortunately, for most, the vi... 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 »
January 2, 2019

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

It’s common to feel tired sometimes, but your sleepiness shouldn’t adversely affect your well-being. As many as 18 percent of the population suffers from excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).  Are you one of them? Excessive sleepiness is the leadi... continue »