Healthy Aging

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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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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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Woman holds tailbone in pain while on the ground, having fallen on ice

Don’t take a digger: How to prevent and recover from winter slips and falls

Physical therapist Sharil Cass, PT, DPT, NCS, discusses the best body mechanics and footwear for walking in wintery conditions and how to get back on your feet should you take a dive.

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Vivek Venugopal, MD; Mia Qin, MD; and Charles Qin, MD

New orthopaedic surgeons a boon to bones in the community

Bringing specialized training and the latest techniques, new fellowship-trained surgeons elevate the level of care, accessibility, and expertise patients can expect at Cheshire.

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Arming patients against prostate cancer

Roland Chen, MD, urologist at Cheshire Medical Center, addresses myths, facts, and the prevention of this common killer.

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You do not have to suffer: FAQs and myths about gynecological care

Carlye Atkinson, MSN, CNM, discusses preventative OB/GYN care, insurance for annual visits, and symptoms you should address immediately.

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5 tips for living well after a stroke

Following a stroke, people are forced to accept sudden changes in family roles, logistics, and life expectations and face down the unknown. Occupational therapist Cindi Zipoli, OT/L, helps patients navigate this transition and achieve meaningful recovery.

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Older man on job site clutches his shoulder in pain as he rotates it upward

Healing shoulder pain in the weekend warrior

From playing pickleball to painting a deck, repetitive activities can cause shoulder pain and injuries such as impingement syndrome. Neal Goldenberg, MD, director of Sports Medicine, discusses healing and returning to the activities you love.

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Senior man with sweater around his shoulders smiles into the distance as his wife hugs his shoulders and smiles with him.

Navigating memory loss: 6 tips to support your quality of life

Addressing a major concern in Cheshire County, Melissa Grenier, LCSW, of New Hampshire's Alzheimer's Association Chapter, shares advice for families navigating early-stage memory loss

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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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