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How to Properly Dispose of Unused Medication

Many of us have bottles of unused medication in our cabinets and are unsure how to properly dispose of them. Expired, unwanted, or unused medication should be removed from your home as quickly as possible to reduce the chances of someone accidentally taking them or someone illegally using them.

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Gardening _July _2018

Protecting Your Hands and Wrists While Gardening

A great way to spend the day outside and get some exercise in this summer is to grab your gloves and hit the garden. Gardening not only provides nutritious fruits and vegetables to enjoy, but it can also be soothing and peaceful. However, yard work can often take a toll on our hands and wrists, so it’s important to take some precautions.

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Recovering from Joint Replacement: Caring for Your Surgical Incision

Proper wound care is an important part of your recovery from joint replacement surgery, but caring for any wound is essential to healing. Until your wound is fully healed, it is vulnerable to infection and accidental opening from rubbing or scraping. Following these tips and instructions from from NEBH’s infection prevention team, as well as those from your surgeon, will reduce your risk and promote healing.

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