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December 7, 2017

Unlearn the Definition of “Addict”

I cannot tell you how many times I have had someone tell me, “You don’t sound like an addict” or “You don’t fit the profile of an addict”. My response used to be defensive and now I simply respond, “What does an addict look like from yo... continue »
December 4, 2017

Parenting at the Holidays

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 with excitement for the season, our calendars fill up a... continue »
October 10, 2017

Recognizing the Role of a Case Manager

The Care Management Department at Harrington is comprised of a team of Case Managers, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Case Manager, Medical Social Worker, Physician Advisor, Clinical Documentation Specialist, and Secretary. Case Managers are multitask... continue »
October 2, 2017

National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is October 5, 2017. Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, NDSD is comprised of awareness events that include an optional screening component. “Depression is a common condition which... continue »
September 29, 2017

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 »
August 30, 2017

Prostate Cancer – Diagnosis, Discussion and Decision

Prostate cancer is the most common of the visceral cancers, those having to do with the soft internal organs of the body. It is estimated that there will be approximately 170,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States and around 26,000 dea... continue »
August 22, 2017

When it comes to kid’s servings, talk to the (child’s) hand

Obesity affects 12.7 million children in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control from 2011 to 2014, the prevalence of obesity among 2- to 5-year-olds was 8.9%, among 6 to 11-year-olds was 17.9%, and among 12- to19-year-olds wa... continue »
August 21, 2017

Five Common Pediatric Eye Issues

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential to a child’s development. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to maintaining your child’s eye health. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, around one in twenty preschoolers h... continue »
August 17, 2017

Harrington’s Three-Point Plan to Make its Hospital Safer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the incidence of serious workplace violence is four times more likely in healthcare. That national statistic hit home on June 14 with the tragic attack of long-time Harrington Hospital emergency department... continue »
August 16, 2017

Top 5 Myths About Children’s Eye Health

There are myths abound when it comes to your children’s eyes and vision. Here are some of the most common misconceptions you’ve probably heard your parents say once or twice in your childhood: Staring at a computer for too long is bad. As lon... continue »