Safety and Prevention

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Looking For Germs In All The Right Places—And The Less Obvious Ones

As we head into cold and flu season, let’s take a look at just a few locations where germs may be hiding in plain sight.

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Is it COVID, a Cold or flu? 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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Injury Prevention: Prepare Your Body for Hiking

David Potach, PT, SCS, CSCS, director of rehabilitation at Cheshire and author of Sport Injury Prevention Anatomy, offers advice and simple exercises to prevent common injuries on the trail.

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Celebrate with fireworks safely - be prepared, be safe, be responsible

Here are tips for keeping you—and your family—safe around fireworks.

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Laura Reyor, MSN, APRN

Catching Up on Your Care: 4 Questions to Ask Your Provider

These questions will help you work with your provider to prevent—or find and fix—issues long before they become crises, especially if your care was interrupted.

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Joshua Leduc, DNP, APRN and patient

Primary Care Takes Center Stage

Primary care at Cheshire Medical Center is expanding to welcome more patients and evolving to meet their changing needs.

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Protecting yourself from mosquito-borne illnesses

Learn what you need to know about mosquito-borne illnesses and how to protect yourself and your family.

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Muthutantrige Cooray, MD and Jenna Clark, APRN

Partners in Primary Care

Innovative "teamlets" enable more consistent, responsive, and well-rounded primary care. Providers share how they collaborate to give patients the best possible care.

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Safe and Beneficial Exercises for People with Osteoporosis

Physical activity is a foundation of good health and well-being but people with low bone mass must exercise with intention and care. Learn more from Sharil Cass, PT, DPT, who teaches people with osteoporosis safe exercise and movement.

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Let Life Bloom: Organ and Tissue Donation Turn a Time of Loss into a Time of Hope

April is National Donate Life month and staff at Cheshire Medical Center are especially proud to support this campaign each year because a single donor can help so many people, including their own family.

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