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The Perfect Valentine’s Gift: Help Your Loved One Quit Smoking

February is American Heart Month, so before you think about what kind of flowers or type of candy to buy for Valentine’s Day, choose the Valentine that is better than any box of chocolates or bouquet of expensive red roses: show your love by supporting your sweetheart in quitting smoking. According to the Centers for […]

Meet the Exercise Physiologist

Name: Nathan Crawford Education: University of Rhode Island Specialty: Exercise Physiology Department: Cardiac Care Center What is Exercise Physiology? Exercise physiology is the study of both the acute and chronic adaptations of exercise on the body. What makes exercise physiology so important for cardiac patients? The response and adaptation of exercise on the body is […]

Two Physicians Make 2016 Top Doctors List

Harrington HealthCare System congratulates two of its physicians who made the Community Health Care 2016 Top Doctors list, which was published December 21016 as a special supplement in the Telegram and Gazette. Download: The 2016 Top Doctors Book The report was organized by Castle Connolly, which has a physician-led research team that screens the medical […]

Zoodles: The Trendy New Way to Eat More Veggies

Whether you have kids at home who won’t touch green foods or a significant other vehemently opposed to anything other than meat and potatoes, finding fun ways to incorporate nutrient-dense veggies into your everyday cooking can be a challenge. But according to the USDA, adults should get two-and-a-half to three cups of vegetables each day, […]

Six Childhood-Inspired Workouts

There’s nothing better than being able to take your workout outside. Taking in great scenic landscapes while burning calories is a natural endurance booster. Besides the change in view, outdoor exercises can help you find and use muscle groups you might have forgotten about during your standby routine at the gym. Yet some people get […]

Summer Food Safety

Foodborne illnesses increase with the warm weather, picnicking,  and outdoor cooking. Stay healthy and safe by following these recommendations! COOL FOOD STORAGE Use an insulated cooler filled with ice or frozen gel packs. Foods that must be kept cold are raw meat, deli and luncheon meats or sandwiches, summer salads (tuna, egg, chicken, pasta or […]

5 Facts About Staying Hydrated

Your body depends on water to survive. Two-thirds of our body weight consists of water1; after oxygen, water is the body’s most important nutrient. (See the Mayo Clinic graphic, below). It’s important to constantly replenish that supply. It’s easy to get caught up in warm weather activities and forget to drink water during the day. […]

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