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October 31, 2016

10 Tips for Raking Leaves Without the Backache

Raking leaves is a considered a moderate physical activity. Being prepared for the task will help decrease your risk of injury. Here are some important tips to remain healthy. Tip: Consider hiring help/asking for help with raking or use a leaf blower... continue »
October 25, 2016

Red Raspberry Season Continues Into Fall

Livings in a small town in the Brookfield I have fond memories of picking berries in the summer in our backyards and along country road. In the fall we always picked apples at the local Brookfield Orchards and, of course, would stop for some penny ca... continue »
October 3, 2016

The Impact of Mental Health

When it comes to our children, parents worry about lots of things, especially their health. We take our kids for regular dental check-ups and make sure they don’t eat too much sugar. We dutifully take them for their well visits and vaccinations eac... continue »
August 22, 2016

Breastfeeding Basics: Five Common Questions Answered

Harrington offers a free weekly breastfeeding support group! Click here  for more information. We appreciate how many challenges and changes come with having a newborn. We respect each parent’s right and comfort level, but as a healthcare faci... continue »
August 19, 2016

What You Need to Know About the HPV Immunization Initiative

Public health nurses and other public health officials throughout the state have been working on raising Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunization rates, per an initiative from the Mass Department of Public Health (DPH). According to the DPH, approxima... continue »
August 3, 2016

Six Childhood-Inspired Workouts

There’s nothing better than being able to take your workout outside. Taking in great scenic landscapes while burning calories is a natural endurance booster. Besides the change in view, outdoor exercises can help you find and use muscle groups you ... continue »
August 2, 2016

Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids!

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives. Information cited from the Mass Public Health blog. All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously i... continue »
July 20, 2016

Summer Food Safety

Foodborne illnesses increase with the warm weather, picnicking,  and outdoor cooking. Stay healthy and safe by following these recommendations! COOL FOOD STORAGE Use an insulated cooler filled with ice or frozen gel packs. Foods that must be kept co... continue »
July 12, 2016

5 Facts About Staying Hydrated

Your body depends on water to survive. Two-thirds of our body weight consists of water1; after oxygen, water is the body’s most important nutrient. (See the Mayo Clinic graphic, below). It’s important to constantly replenish that supply. It’s e... continue »
July 6, 2016

Extreme Heat and Your Health

When temperatures soar this summer, it’s easy to forget how dangerous the heat can be. Many people forget the power of the sun and the danger of humidity and air quality. While our bodies are certainly powerful, they can easily be overcome by extre... continue »