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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 »
April 8, 2017

April Awareness: Head and Neck Cancers

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week is commonly observed in April. Harrington board-certified oncologist Dr. Christopher Seidler, Medical Director for The Cancer Center at Harrington, shares some academic insight into what accounts for six percent of... 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 19, 2017

What is a Nurse Navigator?

At The Cancer Center at Harrington, we offer a Nurse Navigator for our breast patients — Maxine Fairbanks, RN. The Breast Nurse Navigator serves as a patient liaison to help patients and their family members navigate the complex healthcare syst... continue »
March 11, 2017

Patients First – All Year Long

Ensuring the safety of our patients is a priority every day, every month, all year long at Harrington HealthCare System. Every March, we celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week. The annual education and awareness campaign helps to identify e... continue »
February 25, 2017

The Truth About Sea Salt

Nutritionists commonly encounter this statement: “Oh, I don’t use salt. I use sea salt.” Or pink himalayan salt. Or some other new-fangled, grind-in-the-bottle variety of salt. Often, the next statement is something along the lines of, “It’... continue »
February 7, 2017

The Perfect Valentine’s Gift: Help Your Loved One Quit Smoking

February is American Heart Month, so before you think about what kind of flowers or type of candy to buy for Valentine’s Day, choose the Valentine that is better than any box of chocolates or bouquet of expensive red roses: show your love by suppor... continue »

Meet the Exercise Physiologist

Name: Nathan Crawford Education: University of Rhode Island Specialty: Exercise Physiology Department: Cardiac Care Center What is Exercise Physiology? Exercise physiology is the study of both the acute and chronic adaptations of exercise on the body... continue »
February 6, 2017

Two Physicians Make 2016 Top Doctors List

Harrington HealthCare System congratulates two of its physicians who made the Community Health Care 2016 Top Doctors list, which was published December 21016 as a special supplement in the Telegram and Gazette. Download: The 2016 Top Doctors Book The... continue »