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Preparing for your Next Doctor’s Appointment

New England Baptist Hospital believes that educated patients participating in their own care will improve outcomes. By playing an active role in your own healthcare, you can get the most out of each visit with your doctor. Following are some helpful tips to prepare for your next doctor's appointment. 

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Protecting Your Feet in the Summer

With summer finally here, many people have traded their socks and shoes in for bare feet, flip-flops and sandals. Dr. Kenneth Leavitt, Chief of Podiatry at NEBH, reminds you that sunburns, infections, and injury caused by unsupportive shoes are very common in the summer, and can put a damper on your vacation. He advises taking the following precautions to keep your feet feeling good this summer.

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6 Tips to Help Prevent Falls

Through regular exercise you can build strength and improve balance. Keeping your body strong and fit is also a great way to prevent falls. As we age, preventing falls is crucial to staying healthy, as falls are the leading cause of injury to seniors in the United States. Here are some simple precautions you can take to help avoid falling.

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National Osteoporosis Month

May is National Osteoporosis Month, which is designed to raise awareness about the disease. NEBH rheumatologist Dr. Monica Piecyk states that although everyone will experience some degree of bone loss as they age, there are some simple preventative measures that can be taken to help avoid bone loss.

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