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July is National Blueberry Month

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

 The Benefits of Blueberries Blueberries are the original fast food and are powerhouses packed with vitamin C. One cup of raw blueberries provides about 15 milligrams of vitamin C — or 20 percent of the daily intake the Institute of Medicine recommends for women. Blueberries Help Keep Your Eyes Healthy According to the American Optometric Association, scientific evidence […]

Healthy eyes are always in style

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Being in the sun should always mean taking precautions against damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation. But, despite the health risks and repeated warnings, only 40 percent of consumers* say protecting their eyes from sun damage is the primary reason they wear sunglasses. When shopping for sunglasses it’s important to remember that although a great pair of shades […]

Speare’s Family Advisors Help Transform Waiting/Resting Areas from “Drab to Fab”

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015

It all started two years ago. Members of Speare Memorial Hospital’s 10-member Family Advisory Committee were touring the hospital with their coordinator Kathy Wieliczko, director of social services, and stopped in the Solarium; a resting/waiting area for patients and families located in the northwest corner of the hospital on the second floor. “One of the […]

Speare Memorial Hospital hosts College Fair

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On July 29, 2015, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Speare Memorial Hospital hosted a college fair for its employees.  Attendees learned how additional education equals more choices and that means more success. Representatives from each school had information available on undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing, healthcare management, business, public health and more. The schools attending […]

Dr. Catino Returns to Practice at Speare Primary Care

Posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

After a six month sabbatical overseas, Dr. Donald Catino is returning to practice at Speare Primary Care, and will begin seeing patients again on August 3. Dr. Catino is accepting new patients 18 years of age and older, and appointments can be made by calling (603) 536-1881. Speare Primary Care is located on the second […]

Sunshine and Smiles Abound at Annual Golf Classic

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A brilliant blue sky and bright sun provided a spectacular backdrop for Speare Memorial Hospital’s 17th Annual Golf Classic that took place on June 11, supporting the Dental Health Program.  Nearly 200 golfers teed up for the event held at Owl’s Nest  Resort  & Golf Club in Campton, helping to raise over $29,500 for the […]

A New “Lens” on Life

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Dr. Richards looks back at his career as retirement comes into focus  By Michele Hutchins, Director of Community Relations Dr. John Richards was only two working days into his retirement when we sat down to talk about his 37 year career as an ophthalmologist—35 of which were spent serving the eye care needs of the […]

Q&A with RehabFIT member Ron Reynolds

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015

By Ron Reynolds, RehabFIT Member  Why did you choose Choice Physical Therapy/RehabFIT? Unlike most fitness centers, RehabFIT has a medical component to their program.  In February of 2014, I was diagnosed with cancer and after chemotherapy I needed to gain my strength and fitness back.  Rehab FIT was just the place. Describe your therapist and […]

Celebrate Nature’s Candy

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, oh my! Summer is here and so too are a bevy of fresh berries, whether you find them growing in your own backyard or at your local grocery store and famers’ market. “It’s easy to make berries a part of your meals and snacks,” notes Janette Gaumer, registered dietitian at Speare.  “For […]

Wound Care Awareness Week

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015

June 1 through Jun 5, 2015 is Wound Care Awareness Week. Currently 6.7 million patients are suffering with non-healing advanced wounds and that number is expected to rise at a rate of 2 percent annually over the next decade. Increased rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, the late effects of radiation therapy as well […]