Health Highlights

Tick Talk …. It’s Time to Talk Ticks!

Tick Talk …. It’s Time to Talk Ticks!

by Dr. Andrea Berry, D.O.Family Medicine, Mid-State Health Center Dr. Berry's Advice: When returning indoors, be sure to check yourself thoroughly for ticks.  Spring is here at last, and the long hot days of summer are just around the corner!  Unfortunately,...

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Only an Instant to Near-Tragedy – Water Safety

Only an Instant to Near-Tragedy – Water Safety

“I can still remember it—lying on the bottom of the pool, looking up at the surface of the water, and not being able to get there,” says Tim (actual name withheld for privacy), as he tells the story of his near-drowning, as a 6-year-old day-camper one New Hampshire...

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Fun in the Sun?  Think about Sun Safety.

Fun in the Sun? Think about Sun Safety.

As summer begins, it's time to get out and enjoy the sunshine!  However, sun exposure can be dangerous, and we all need to be diligent about proper protection.   Unfortunately, a vast majority of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers come from damage caused by...

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February is National Children Dental Health Month

February is National Children Dental Health Month

According to the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, there are “more than 16 million kids suffering from untreated tooth decay in the U.S.” This chronic condition “causes kids to miss 51 million school hours and their parents to lose 25 million work hours...

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Holiday Health and Safety Tips

Here are some helpful reminders about health and safety during the holidays and the winter months ahead. Wash your hands often. Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Wash your hands...

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COLORECTAL CANCER – Everyone who has a colon is at risk!

COLORECTAL CANCER – Everyone who has a colon is at risk!

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that develops in the large intestine or rectum. In New Hampshire, about 35 out of 100,000 people develop this cancer each year. Both the incidence and mortality from this cancer have decreased 3% over the last decade. Around 75% of 50 to...

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Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2015.

You finally have health insurance…what do you do now?

Health insurance is a contract between you and an insurance company to pay for part of your medical costs when you get sick or hurt. It also includes free preventive care such as vaccines and check-ups, which are part of your “health maintenance.” Health maintenance...

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