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Speare Memorial Hospital Now Offering State-of-the-Art, 3D Mammography

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Detects 41% more invasive breast cancers Speare Memorial Hospital is excited to offer Genius™ 3D Mammography™, a breakthrough in the early detection of breast cancer. “Early breast cancer detection saves lives for women screened annually, beginning at age 40,” says Rebecca Zuurbier, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at Speare Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. […]

Aromatherapy… it makes scents

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Exhale as completely as you can. Open our specialty bottle near your nose, inhale deeply. Hold your breath for as long as it is comfortable, and then breathe normally. That may not trigger anything as you read this, but it just may enhance your wellness and comfort when you are at Speare Memorial Hospital. With the help of generous donors, Speare is now offering […]

Colonoscopies just got better at Speare – and only at Speare

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016

Colonoscopies save lives. A major medical breakthrough, considered the most significant colonoscopy innovation in twenty years, can save even more lives. And you can benefit from this advancement right here, at Speare – and nowhere else in the Granite State. Surgeons use instruments called colonoscopes, or scopes, to look inside of your lower GI tract […]

Fueling Your Future: Diet & Exercise to Help Fuel Everyday Life

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016

“Everything is connected, you can’t separate the parts,” says Dr. Michael Watto, a family physician at Speare Primary Care. “Your positive or negative mental outlook can affect sleep, which can impact your diet and how much you exercise — all of which are underlying factors in your overall health, including weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.” Dr. Watto believes that this is […]

Speare named one of the top “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know”

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016

Speare Memorial Hospital has just been named one of the top 2016 “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. This is the second year Becker’s has published a list recognizing outstanding critical access hospitals in the nation, and Speare has been honored both years. “The hospitals included on this list serve a variety of regions across the […]

Are You Sleep Sick?

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016

If you sleep less than six hours a night, you are four times more likely to catch a cold after being exposed to the virus than people who sleep seven or more hours a night. Several studies have shown that people with less sleep are more susceptible to illness. It turns out that sleep may be one of your […]

Update on Consumer Antiseptic (antibacterial) Soaps

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016

by Mary E. Ruppert, RN, BSN, CIC Infection Prevention Coordinator, Speare Memorial Hospital One infection is one too many. When you buy soaps and body washes for use at home, do you reach for products labeled “antibacterial” hoping they’ll keep your family safer? Do you think those products will lower your risk of getting sick, spreading […]

Pajama donation helps Speare’s young patients sleep easier

Posted on Friday, August 5, 2016

Each year Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp and Resort in Ashland, NH celebrates its opening weekend by holding a fundraiser. This year, thanks to the generosity of the campers twenty-nine pairs of youth pajamas were purchased and donated to Speare Memorial Hospital. Thanks to Elin Myers, campground manager, for organizing the fundraiser and guest Mary LaGarde for delivering […]

See Yourself in Stylish Frames   

Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Eyeglass frames can be like shoes or bags to some women. They are a fun way to add some flare to your most visible feature—your face. When Crissy Williams learned at a recent eye exam that she needed glasses, she knew there was only one place for her to go, White Mountain Eyecare & Optical. […]

Better Breathing = A Better Life – It’s never too late!

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Struggling to breathe is a frightening, yet common, experience for over 3 million Americans each year living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, takes enough lives to make it the nation’s third leading cause of death. COPD develops slowly, with symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and […]

Congressional briefing on opioid epidemic held at Speare

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016

When Congresswomen Annie Kuster wanted to hold a briefing on the opioid epidemic in central New Hampshire, she called upon Speare and the Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) that Speare is in partnership with. “The opioid and heroin epidemic is one of the PHAC’s top concerns,” says Michelle McEwen, president/CEO of Speare Memorial Hospital, “This […]