Family and Parenting

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Is it COVID or a Cold? Self-Care Tips and the Best Way to Reduce Spreading Germs

Since COVID symptoms overlap with some allergy, cold, and flu symptoms, follow these tips to take care of yourself and limit spreading germs to others.

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Start Eating Better During American Diabetes Month: 5 Easy Tips

Since 40% of us need to eat mindfully to prevent complications from diabetes, Registered Dietitian Rachael Lenthall offers sustainable steps for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.

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The Great American Smokeout: How to Support Someone Who Wants to Quit Smoking

Quitting nicotine is extremely difficult. Good social supports can make a difference.

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7 Easy Ways to Manage Your Health Care with myD-H

Dana Carley, patient portal concierge at Cheshire Medical Center, gives tips on new and popular myD-H and MyChart features, such as direct scheduling and messaging.

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Catching Up on Your Kids' Care

As classes end and the pandemic wanes locally, it is time to catch up on your kids' essential preventative care, from screenings and shots to behavioral and mental health assistance.

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Family Resource Counseling Helps with Insurance and Health Care Costs

If you're facing financial barriers to catching up on your kids' healthcare this summer, Ruth Abbott is in your corner and here to help.

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Walk-In Care Clinic or ED: Where to Choose

Life can throw us some painful curveballs: sprains and broken bones, cuts and bruises, infections, fevers, and flu. For problems that can’t wait a few days for an appointment with a primary care provider, many turn to the Emergency Room (ER) for care.

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Taking a Collaborative Approach to Family Medicine

Cheshire Medical Center puts patients at the center of primary care through a collaborative team model that ensures continuity and efficiency.

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Myths of Tissue and Organ Donation

Learn the facts about organ donation and how you can help others.

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Sports Medicine Department’s ImPACT testing Benefit Local Schools and Families

Local student-athletes are treated with state-of-the-art equipment to prevent and treat injuries.

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