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August 7, 2017

The Facts about Immunizations

The World Health Organization recently stated, “There is arguably no single preventive health intervention more cost-effective than immunization”. Worldwide, on a yearly basis, immunization averts 2 to 3 million deaths from diseases such as dipht... continue »
July 31, 2017

Children’s Bodies, Adult Health Problems

A study published in late 2015 revealed one in five American children had at least one abnormal cholesterol measurement.  That statistic has been supported by many national entities, including the Centers for Disease Control  (1). Abnormal choleste... continue »
July 14, 2017

The Cauliflower Craze

Have you tried it?   I remember my first time I was about 4 years old and at daycare and I swear I pocketed that raw piece in the side of my mouth for hours till my dad picked me up so I could spit it out. Now I don’t think it’s that bad…... continue »
May 31, 2017

Cataract Month Brings Eye Care into Focus

Did You Know? Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and it is the leading cause of blindness in the world. A cataract is a clouding of the naturally clear lens of your eye. The lens bends (refracts) light rays that trav... continue »

Skin Cancer 101

Skin changes are part of normal aging, but sometimes changes to the skin provide us with early warning of impending medical problems. Heading into warmer weather, this is an ideal time to become more aware of those early warning signs of skin cancer.... continue »
May 8, 2017

Hospital Week Celebrates People

Dear Harrington Family, A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals ... continue »
April 26, 2017

May is American Stroke Month

May is American Stroke Month, which is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s annual campaign to increase awareness that strokes are largely preventable, treatable and beatable. While stroke is now the number 5 cause of death ... continue »
April 17, 2017

The Major Long-Term Complications of Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (sometimes called “sugar diabetes”) is a medical condition that occurs when the body cannot use glucose (a type of sugar) appropriately. Glucose is the main source of energy for the body’s cells. The levels of gluc... continue »
March 22, 2017

Bring Veggies Back Into Your Life This Winter

During the summer months, it’s easy to get your fruits and veggies every day. It’s rare that you encounter a cookout a devoid of a crisp, colorful salad or a company picnic without a watermelon in sight. But when the snowy months arrive, it’s s... continue »
March 4, 2017

Shining a Spotlight on Winter Dehydration

When you hear the term “dehydration,” it probably conjures up an image of an athlete pounding the pavement in the hot summer sun. But did you know that dehydration is just as prevalent and problematic—maybe even more so—in the winter months? ... continue »