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Hand Hygiene: Wash Your Hands to Stop the Spread of Germs

As a patient, a simple practice you can adopt to protect yourself and to stay healthy is to wash your hands. Hand washing is the best method to avoid spreading germs and getting sick. Whether you’re recovering from surgery, at home, working, traveling or out and about here are few simple things to know about practicing hand hygiene.

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Savor the Flavor: Tips for Healthy Eating

Being overweight can affect your body in a number of ways, putting you at risk for heart disease and stroke, diabetes, and even osteoarthritis. If you suffer from osteoarthritis, consider this: every pound of weight gained puts an extra 3-5 pounds of pressure on your knee joints. Losing weight can diminish pain and restore function in joints, especially when paired with exercise and a healthy diet. Here are a few tips on ways to eat healthy while either dining out or eating on the go.

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Take a Leap to a Better You

Every four years during a leap year an extra day is added to the calendar. A normal year has 365 days and to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year (how long it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun), an extra day is added to February. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of your extra hours of the day from Susan Judge Burns, NP:

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How Does Exercise Affect Your Heart, and What are the Benefits?

Cardiovascular (heart) disease is the nation’s number one killer of both men and women. However, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Dr. Frederick Basilico, Physician in Chief of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at NEBH notes that one of these steps includes exercise, which can improve heart health, reverse some of the risk factors of heart disease and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Traveling With Joint Pain

At the start of the year, it’s exciting to look ahead and make travel plans for the upcoming months. Maybe your New Year’s resolution was to go out and explore the world—or maybe you’re just hoping to escape the cold by traveling to a tropical destination. Whatever your plans, traveling can be challenging when you suffer from joint pain. Here are some tips from NEBH orthopedic surgeon Chris Sambaziotis, MD to make sure your pain doesn’t cause you or your loved one to miss out on your adventures.

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