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Diabetes _Month _Blog

Tips to be a Better Caregiver after a Patient’s Surgery

Preparing for surgery can be overwhelming for a person, particularly if the recovery period will limit the patient’s ability to take care of him or herself. A caregiver plays an important role in helping the patient, both physically and emotionally, throughout the surgery and recovery process.

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Hand _Washing _Blog

After Surgery: Wound Infection Prevention Tips

Until your surgical wound has healed completely, it is still vulnerable to infections and re-opening. NEBH is proud to have one of the lowest rates of postoperative infection in the country, and our team will do their work to lower your risk of infection, but it’s important for you to take care, too.

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Food _Blog

Food Choices and Arthritis

While there is no food or diet that will cure arthritis, there are certain foods you should focus on consuming and others it would be best to avoid. NEBH registered dietitian Meredith Louko, RDN advises that as a general rule, those with arthritis should maintain a well-balanced diet. Overall good nutrition can bolster the immune system and deliver antioxidants which can help reduce inflammation.

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Swimming _Health _Blog

Three Health Benefits of Swimming

If you find yourself at a swimming pool, beach or lake this summer, take advantage and go for a swim. Swimming not only offers a method to cool off in warm weather, but it is also a great activity that can be done year round providing several health benefits. Susan Judge Burns, Nurse Practitioner at NEBH, outlines a few of the benefits.

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