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March 29, 2016

Step Into Good Foot Health

According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, the average person takes 10,000 steps each day, which adds up to more than three million steps per year. April is national recognized as Foot Health Awareness Month, and is a great oppor... continue »
January 26, 2016

Identifying Depression and its link to Pain

As cold weather sets in for New England, the number of people with depression has great potential to increase. The most widely known clinical diagnosis of depression at this time of year is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which affects 4-6% of the... continue »
January 15, 2016

Watch Your Back when Lifting Snow!

Snow shoveling is a very strenuous activity during extreme weather conditions. Being prepared for the task will help decrease your risk of injury. Here are some important tips to remain healthy during snow shoveling. You will be glad you took the ext... continue »
December 22, 2015

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 »
December 7, 2015

Buck the Trend of Gaining Up to 10 Pounds this Holiday Season

Each year, many of us have a conversation with ourselves just before the holidays start. This conversation usually takes place after the first gift basket arrives at the office or one of your neighbors brings over a pie in the flavor of apple, pumpki... continue »
November 2, 2015

Lung Cancer Treatment Update from The Cancer Center at Harrington

Nationally, lung cancer represents the most common cause of cancer mortality in both men and women. It ranks as second in cancer incidence in men after prostate cancer and second in women after breast cancer.  In 2005, lung cancer surpassed breast c... continue »
October 25, 2015

15-40 Connection Saved My Life—and Advocating for Your Health Can Save Yours

Visiting 15-40 Connection’s website and hearing about its mission was the first step to changing the way 29-year-old Caitlin Whitney, an elementary school teacher, thought about cancer and her role in her healthcare. It is where she learned that ne... continue »
September 28, 2015

What is the Harrington Auxiliary?

As the incoming president of Harrington’s Auxiliary, I thought this would be a good time to tell you a little about our services. While auxiliaries play an important part in hospital life, the volunteers that make up an auxiliary usually work behin... continue »
September 26, 2015

Back-to-School Backpack Safety

It’s hard to believe that summer has already flown by, and it’s time to get the kids back-to-school. For your child, a new school year means the return of waking up early, doing homework, and keeping up with after-school activities, but one thing... continue »
August 27, 2015

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room: Which One Do I Need?

What’s wrong? It’s important to assess why you aren’t feeling well before any decision is made. Are you panicked that something might be seriously wrong with your body or mental state, or are you just uncomfortable? We recommend that you visit ... continue »