• Weight Gain Dangers

    August 7, 2019

    Stepping on the scale is a fearful action for most of us. That little number doesn’t seem so little these days; it always manages to go up. Maybe it’s just a pound or two a week - nothing too crazy. But that pound or two a week, every week is adding up fast! Before you know it, 10 extra pounds is tacked onto that “little number,” then 13 pounds, 20 and so on. Gaining and losing weight is a part of life - we get that. It’s when you continue to pile on the weight that many health dangers creep into your life.
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  • Tips for Improving Your Cholesterol

    July 1, 2019

    You’ve just left your doctor’s office. Your appointment was a routine check-up that you have every year. But this year, it was a bit different. Your physician said you need to work on lowering your cholesterol because your numbers are a bit too high. This isn’t meant to scare you, only increase your awareness because cholesterol is key to having a healthy heart. Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels can lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke. So, let’s get you on the right track and keep that heart healthy.
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  • Preparing for fireworks and safety

    June 3, 2019

    The July 4th holiday is just about four weeks away. You’re excited, your kids are excited, and you can’t wait to shoot off a few fireworks with family and friends. It’s become a tradition, you do it every year and with each passing year, the celebration only gets better. The dangers of fireworks are no secret, but that doesn’t stop you or even the professionals from handling them and shooting them into the sky on July 4th. As long as you are safe and prepared in the event of an injury or emergency, you can have the same grand 4th of July festivities as usual.
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  • Taking Care of YOU - National Health Month

    May 2, 2019

    With May being National Mental Health Month, it’s a good time to talk about you and how important it is that you care of yourself. Our days are busy and continue to get busier; it’s easy to let our mental health go by the wayside. After all, there’s so many other things to worry about each day, right? Wrong, your mental health is just as important as anything else you have going on so let’s make sure you give it the attention YOU deserve.
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  • The Health Benefits of Walking

    April 2, 2019

    If you’re looking for a great, low endurance way to add more physical activity to your days, consider walking. This is a popular exercise because it doesn’t require a gym membership or special gear / clothing. It’s also an enjoyable exercise as you can walk to places you like including nearby parks, shopping centers, etc. In addition to being a free, low endurance workout, walking has a number of health benefits discussed below.
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  • 5 Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

    March 4, 2019

    Our days are busier than ever, our to-do lists are packed full, our schedules are bursting at the seams, and 24-hours in a day just isn’t enough to get everything done. When it’s finally time to turn in for the night, we’re more than ready to catch some Zzzzz’s. Since sleep is just as critical to our health as diet and exercise, we found a few tips for getting that much needed good night’s rest.
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  • The Importance of Heart Health

    February 6, 2019

    February is American Hearth Month, so let’s talk about the importance of heart health. The heart beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime. Its workload never stops, it’s a 24/7 - 365 days a year kind of job - pushing blood throughout the body. If it fails, the result is often fatal. So, how can you keep the most important organ in your body in tip-top shape? Read on to find out.
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  • Why Hospital Volunteers are Valuable

    January 2, 2019

    Organizations of all kinds typically seek and utilize volunteers. Whether it be an animal shelter, the Red Cross, or a kid’s soccer team - volunteers are highly sought after and extremely valuable. While often overlooked, volunteering is in high demand at hospitals. So, let’s talk about it and why it’s so valuable. You may find that this is a role you are interested in.
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  • Simple Ways to Stay Healthy this Winter

    December 3, 2018

    The winter season is fun in so many ways, from family-filled holiday events to the first snowfall. It’s a busy time of year, far too busy to come down with an unwelcome bug. But staying healthy in the winter can be challenging; until now. Read on for a few simple ways to keep yourself and your loved ones in tip-top health this season.
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  • Tips to Combat the Flu

    November 1, 2018

    This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic. The staff at Touchette Regional Hospital is gearing up for this year’s flu season and wanted to share a few pointers to keep you healthy, happy, and flu-free.
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  • Staying on Top of Your Breast Health

    October 2, 2018

    Since October is breast cancer awareness month, we wanted to share a few tips about breast health while highlighting the services provided for women through the START NOW Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness program.
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  • Your Feet are Trying to Tell you Something

    September 4, 2018

    Feet are often thought of in two ways: either really cute or really unpleasant. They’re just not an appealing part of the human body. It’s funny because feet often tell important stories about your health. Hearing that must sound silly; how can your feet possibly tell if you have a fever or the flu? The answer is, they can’t. But they can reveal a number of other health concerns you should be in tune to.
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  • August is National Breastfeeding Month

    August 2, 2018

    Since August is National Breastfeeding Month, we wanted to take some of the stress and worry off your shoulders. By talking about some valuable tips, we’ll help you make the most out of this experience with your baby.
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  • Avoid Heat-Related Incidents this Summer

    July 3, 2018

    It’s July: the middle of summer and it’s hot. Heat-related illness is common and can be very serious. You should be able to enjoy your summer by spending time outdoors; just make sure you’re paying close attention to what your body is telling you.
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  • Find out if Physical Therapy can help your lingering ailment

    June 4, 2018

    You hear the term often: physical therapy or PT. What does this mean? What does a PT do? Should you see a PT? Are there health benefits that you may be missing by not seeing a PT? You have questions, but don’t worry, we have answers for you.
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  • May is National Mental Health Month - Let's Talk

    May 1, 2018

    May is National Mental Health Month which makes this the perfect time to talk about how we’re feeling. The National Alliance on Mental Illness, estimates that 43.8 million adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year.
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  • Defeat Diabetes - Helpful How-to's

    April 4, 2018

    April is Defeat Diabetes Month and we want you to take a stand against this often-life-threatening disease.
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  • Bringing Healthcare Services Home

    March 7, 2018

    Facing the reality of an aging loved one can be difficult. There are many worries, concerns, and anxieties that accompany this life stage, but homecare shouldn't be one of them. We can help you get better acquainted in your new role as a care-giver to the aging individuals you love and care for.
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  • It's American Heart Month; let us help you take care

    February 2, 2018

    February is American Heart Month which makes this a great time to raise awareness about heart disease and how you can prevent it.
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  • A New Year and a New Beginning

    January 3, 2018

    It's a new year yielding new beginnings. Resolutions are at an all-time high during the month of January. It's when thousands of people strive for change; whether it's to eat healthier, spend less money, or make daily trips to the gym. But for some, their resolutions aren't to cut carbs or deposit five extra dollars into the bank. Instead, they are focused on addiction recovery.
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