Health and Wellness

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Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest—How They Differ and What to Do

Learn about the differences between a heart attack and cardiac arrest.

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Taking Care of Your Heart Helps Your Brain

How you treat your heart in your 20s may help your brain when you’re in your 40s and 50s. That’s the finding of a new study that looked at data of 518 participants from a long-range study on heart health.

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Working Together for Your Heart Health

Excellent on-site services and innovative partnerships within Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health make Cheshire Medical Center your source for superb cardiac care.

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Don't wait for a crisis to love your heart: A dietitian’s top 5 tips

Amy Ansaldo, RD, provides nutrition education for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation patients at Cheshire.

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Forensic Nursing

Victims of violence require care from nurses specially trained to treat trauma, collect evidence and provide legal testimony, when necessary. Cheshire’s forensic nurses take a holistic, respectful, trauma-informed approach to caring for survivors.

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Lindsey Cushing, WHNP, SANE-A, and Kelsey Page, RN, SANE-A, work in Cheshire's OB/GYN department and are part of a team providing medical forensic exams in the Emergency Department.

Raising Awareness About Sexual Assault: Medical Forensic Care

The nurses who form Cheshire's Medical Forensic Care team provide specialized, trauma-informed care to people who have been sexually assaulted.

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Pauline Johansen: Surviving to meet her guardian angels

A nurse for five decades, Johansen survived a sudden cardiac arrest thanks to chest compressions from a young neighbor and a skilled team of first responders.

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Catherine Schuman, PhD

Cheshire welcomes Catherine Schuman, PhD, to the Family Medicine Residency program

A leader in integrated behavioral health services, residency education, and program development, Schuman will serve as the director of behavioral science.

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Mashwani and his son became part of our community in March, 2022.

Afghan family finds healthcare, employment, and community at Cheshire Medical Center

Aided by the Keene Immigrant and Refugee Partnership and Cheshire’s DEIB goals, one family’s new beginning holds great promise, including access to quality healthcare and a welcoming home.

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Rethinking regular drinking: Tips and tools to improve your well-being

Each day is an opportunity to begin again. Tricia Zahn, MPH, shares resources to help you assess how alcohol affects your life, understand your patterns with compassion, and make conscious choices for your health.

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