Almost half the deer ticks in our region carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, so it’s important to be careful before and after venturing into tall grass or forests during the spring, summer and fall.
Before heading into the woods, spray pants, legs and shoes with an insect repellent that contains 20 percent DEET. It comes in different strengths, so check the label when you buy. Be careful not to spray it in the eyes or on the face and use it just when you’re outside. Apply it to shoes and pants, or on the lower legs if you’re wearing shorts. Wash it off when you get home.
Each year, almost 800,000 strokes occur in the United States. Someone dies from stroke every four minutes, making it the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Knowing the signs of stroke, how to prevent it, and how to help others around you, just might save a life.
Learn about the many ways our SLPs can work as part of your care team to enhance your participation, accessibility, and functioning as it relates to communication, cognition, and swallowing during every day activities.
Thanks to vaccines, most young parents have never seen the devastating effects of diseases like polio, measles, or whooping cough. Learn more about vaccines from Jessie Leyse, MD, an internal medicine, pediatric and infectious disease physician practicing at CVMC Family Medicine - Berlin.
Take your unwanted or expired drugs in to National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Sudden illness or accident can happen to anyone at any time. Preparing in advance how we want to be cared for at the end of life minimizes conflict and uncertainty about decisions that may arise. Learn how to make your wishes known to family, friends and health care providers.
There are more than 5,000 New Englanders waiting for life-saving transplants. It takes less than two minutes to register your decision to be a donor online. Find out how register to be an organ & tissue donor.
Unlike many cancers, colorectal cancer can be caught early and even prevented with one simple step – screening. Learn about your screening options from CVMC primary care physician Dr. Jeremiah Eckhaus.
A little planning can help you get the most nutrition for your food budget. Get tips from Amy Gendron, RDN, CD, Clinical Nutrition Manager at CVMC on ways to eat healthy for less.
Learn the secret to healthy living from people in the world who live the longest healthiest lives. Sometimes referred to as the “Blue Zones,” these health seekers don’t diet or count calories, rather their cultures are steeped in a culinary lifestyle that supports living long, healthy lives.