Health and Wellness

A blonde woman holds the hand of an older woman, presumably her mother

The importance of advance care planning

Few want to burden loved ones with difficult decisions during times of emotional distress. You make decisions about your care for yourself by creating an advance care directive and designating a healthcare agent while you’re able.

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How volunteering at Cheshire helped me fight loneliness

After George Scholl retired from Electronic Imaging Materials, Inc. in Keene, he started looking for ways to stay active. Five years ago, he decided to volunteer at Cheshire Medical Center — and it changed his life.

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Where to go if you are in need of food in the Monadnock Region

Cheshire partners with multiple community organizations that work to improve both food and nutrition security.

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Putting medical laboratory professionals under the microscope

Medical Laboratory Science is a healthcare career for those who enjoy science and medicine but may prefer to be behind the scenes.

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Harneet Sethi, MD, is the chair of Cheshire's Emergency Department

Why our Emergency Department is so backed up — no easy answers or quick fixes

Harneet Sethi, MD, chair of Cheshire's Emergency Department, explains the complicated mix of factors contributing to long wait times

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Going 'Beyond the Table' for National Nutrition Month

Each year, there is a new theme to make learning about healthy eating and physical activity habits well-rounded and touch on many concerns worldwide. The theme for National Nutrition Month 2024 is "Beyond the Table."

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Keene State soccer defenseman Damir Hamzic takes the ball up the field.

'It works for me': Cheshire Emergency Department registrar also stars on Keene State College soccer field

Keene State men's soccer captain finds a part-time job — and a home — in Cheshire's ED. “On days where I have a home game, I end up coming in like 30, 45 minutes right after a game,” says Damir Hamzic. “I’ll just finish up, go home, shower, and I'm in.”

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A pair of woman's hands cuts a ripe avocado that is sitting on a wooden cutting board

Put down the avocado! Dos and don'ts for better hand safety

Cheshire experts offer best practices — plus a testimonial from an area culinary staple

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A collection of healthy foods — including avocado and salmon — are assembled into the shape of a heart

Healthy hearts and happy taste buds: Ways you can eat for heart health

Registered Dietitian Amy Ansaldo, RD, LD gives a heaping helping info about ways nutrition can benefit your heart

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An elderly man in a wheelchair poses with five members of Cheshire Medical Center's clinical staff

Longtime Cheshire patient's extraordinary show of appreciation

Dick Comerford pens newspaper ad to thank Cheshire Medical Center, naming 30 individuals and entire departments in 924-word letter of appreciation.

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