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National Physical Therapy Month

At New England Baptist Hospital, we are 100% devoted to keeping you moving. One way the experts at NEBH are able to do this is through our outpatient physical therapy program. In honor of National Physical Therapy month, Melissa DiTaranto, DPT, CMP, BS, a physical therapist at NEBH, discusses some common questions she receives from patients.

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Becoming an Empowered Patient

NEBH encourages all patients to play an active role in their care and recovery. In celebration of Patient Centered Care Awareness Month, we urge patients to educate themselves prior to surgery and communicate their expectations, concerns and hopes to their health care teams. Learn how you can take control of your healthcare and become an empowered patient.

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Pain Awareness Month

September is National Pain Awareness Month, which is a great time for those living with pain to ensure that they are taking all the right steps to manage it the best way possible. Dr. Dana Zalkind, Medical Director for the Pain Management Program at NEBH, has the following suggestions for anyone dealing with chronic or acute pain.

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Falls Prevention Awareness Day

September 23 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day, which was created to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. As we age, preventing falls is crucial to staying healthy, as falls are the leading cause of injury to seniors in the United States. Learn what NEBH does, as well as many things patients can do themselves to help prevent falls after surgery.

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Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging month, which is a great time to focus on the positive aspects of growing older and to make sure you are doing all you can to lead a healthy lifestyle. There are many things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age, such as eating a balanced diet, keeping your mind and body active, and practicing safe habits. Dr. Bill Tsikitis, an Internal Medicine Physician at NEBH, recommends the following tips to help get you on track.

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