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Five Common Pediatric Eye Issuees

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential to a child’s development. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to maintaining your child’s eye health. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, around one in twenty preschoolers have an eye problem that, if left untreated, could result in permanent vision loss. It is recommended that children should […]

Harrington’s Three-Point Plan to Make its Hospital Safer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the incidence of serious workplace violence is four times more likely in healthcare. That national statistic hit home on June 14 with the tragic attack of long-time Harrington Hospital emergency department nurse, Elise Wilson, on our facility’s Southbridge campus. The attack drew national attention to the issue of […]

Top 5 Myths About Children’s Eye Health

There are myths abound when it comes to your children’s eyes and vision. Here are some of the most common misconceptions you’ve probably heard your parents say once or twice in your childhood: Staring at a computer for too long is bad. As long as you remember to blink, computer use won’t harm the eyes. […]

Children’s Bodies, Adult Health Problems

A study published in late 2015 revealed one in five American children had at least one abnormal cholesterol measurement.  That statistic has been supported by many national entities, including the Centers for Disease Control  (1). Abnormal cholesterol could be total cholesterol, LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol, HDL (or “good”) cholesterol, triglyceride levels, or any combination of […]

Laser Vein Treatment Offers Minimal Scarring, Side Effects

Approximately 1 in 5 adult Americans suffer from superficial venous insufficiency, the disease that causes varicose veins and other symptoms that can impact your quality of life. Surgery (called ‘ligation & stripping’) is the traditional treatment, but it can be quite painful and often has a long recovery time. It is performed in a hospital, […]

Skin Cancer 101

Skin changes are part of normal aging, but sometimes changes to the skin provide us with early warning of impending medical problems. Heading into warmer weather, this is an ideal time to become more aware of those early warning signs of skin cancer. Sun exposure is the main risk of skin cancer, especially frequent sunburns […]

Hospital Week Celebrates People

Dear Harrington Family, A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. National Hospital Week […]

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