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February 7, 2017

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 »
November 9, 2016

This is How We #Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month Did you know that 1 in 11 Americans today has diabetes? Despite its prevalence, diabetes is an invisible disease. It affects men and women, people young and old, and people of all races, shapes and sizes. Often the... continue »
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 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 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 »