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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 facili... 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 »
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 »