• Yoga Can Change Your Life and Your Health

    When you hear the word “yoga” you may think a lot of things! You may roll your eyes and say that’s “only for hippies.” You may laugh and think it’s just for those wanting to talk about things like “chakras and third eyes” or you may smile and say, “ah yes, yoga!” At The Wellness […]

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  • Pets Are Pawsitively Great

    Do you know how much people love their animals? So much! Do you know how we know? We know because I have seen how people let their pets hog the bed, enjoy their last bite of pizza, steal their spot on the couch, and even let them lick their mouths! Not to mention people love […]

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  • Eating White Can Be Right!

    There is an old adage about “not wearing white after Labor Day,” and although no one really knows how or why it became a thing, we assume it is because white clothes keep us cooler. Then down the line some ridiculous people came up with a new saying, “don’t eat white foods.” Although some white […]

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  • Best F.A.L.L. Ever

    It’s that time of year! The days are shorter, nights are cooler and pumpkin spice everything is starting to reappear. Where did the summer go? If you are like most people you had one thing after another and chances are you spent more time celebrating, relaxing and making memories than staying focused on your personal […]

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  • Heal Not Hate Their Guts

    Many of us have experienced bouts of nausea, abdominal pain and even acid reflux or vomiting. But when symptoms include feeling full after just a few bites, causing changes in blood sugar, weight loss or malnutrition, it could be something more – namely Gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is a condition that affects the normal spontaneous movement of […]

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  • Skin Cancer is Cancer

    Time can stand still when you hear the diagnosis of “cancer” from your physician. For many this is a shocking and concerning time, yet for some even the diagnosis is not enough to change dangerous behaviors. Skin cancer is one of those cancers. Not only is it cancer but it can be a wake-up call […]

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  • Have a Healthy and Happy Summer!

    The 4th of July has come and gone, and chances are it may have seemed like one celebration or BBQ after another. With so many celebrations, vacations and perfect party weather, many people find that their summer wardrobe starts to shrink as their social engagements grow. Before you stop accepting invites, decide that elastic shorts […]

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  • It’s Too Darn Hot

    Just two weeks since the summer solstice and the temperatures have been at an all-time and almost suffocating high. Here in the NEK we try not to sweat the small stuff (pun intended) but with high heat and humidity it’s hard not to feel like a melting mess. Before you let this heat wave drive […]

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  • Let’s Celebrate 100 Years Strong

    Happy Birthday Newport! Newport is 100 years strong and here at North Country Hospital we are just behind, celebrating 99 years! The Wellness Center is still a little younger at just over 36 years, BUT that means there is so much to celebrate! Celebrating successes and milestones isn’t just about building personal wellness, it’s about […]

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  • Happy and Safe Summer!

    It’s officially summer! Here in the NEK it may seem like we wait all year for summer and then before we know it the leaves are changing and we are waking up to a frost. With it being such a short season, it makes it all that much more important that we get out there […]

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  • Men’s Health

    Father’s Day is just days away. On top of that, it is Men’s Health Month, and the perfect time to talk about health concerns that may affect you, or any of those important men in your life. According to www.webmd.com, when it comes to men there are five top health issues that most men should […]

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  • Stay Active!

    With the temperatures beginning to soar, we can’t help but feel that summer is in the air. Although we seem to have jumped from winter right past spring into summer, it doesn’t give us the excuse to stop being active. Did you know that many people fail to stay consistent with their fitness regimen in […]

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  • 3rd Annual Kids Free Wellness Day!

    3rd Annual Kids Free Wellness Day According to the CDC, the percentage of children who are obese in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, about one in five children (ages 6–19) is obese. In Vermont about 30% of our adolescents are overweight or obese and over 30% of our toddlers […]

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  • Let the Grilling Season Begin

    With Memorial Day just a few days away and Father’s Day just around the corner, I believe it is officially grilling season. After a long, cold winter if you are salivating over the thought of heating up your grill again, you aren’t alone. According to the US Census, 79.1 million Americans have grilled out in the past […]

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  • Mental Health Illnesses Are Not Weaknesses

    When we get an earache, we call the doctor. If we fall and break our arm we might go to the emergency room. When we get a toothache we head to the dentist. But what about when we have symptoms that aren’t so obvious? What about all those symptoms we feel and no one can […]

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  • Women or Not, Celebrate Women’s Health Month

    It’s May and if you visit North Country Hospital on a Wednesday be prepared to see a lot of PINK! Each May we set aside Wednesdays for a chance to bring awareness to Women’s Health Month by wearing pink. Although pairing pink with women’s health may seem cliché, it is still a way we can […]

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  • Sweat Local

    National guidelines suggest that most people get 150 minutes of aerobic activity a week. That’s the kind of activity that gets you breathing and your heart rate up. In addition, National Guidelines suggest you do strength training exercises for all major muscle groups at least two times a week. This is the type of activity […]

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  • Spring Clean Yourself!

    It’s Official! It’s official – as of Tuesday just after noon we entered spring. Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth. There is hope that comes with spring! Hope for warmer and sunnier days. Hope for green grass and flowers. Hope for time outside listening to peepers and watching the sun go down. But […]

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  • Kidneys: Two Big Reasons to Raise Awareness

    Today is World Kidney Day. A day that may seem like just an “observance,” but in fact, it’s much more. World Kidney Day is a day to bring awareness to chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD is found worldwide and it’s a serious health concern that can lead to kidney failure and early death. Although you […]

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  • Don’t Die It, Live It!

    Only in America do we seem to be obsessed with “diets,” from those who refuse to “diet,” to those who always want to be trying out the latest “diet.” Somehow we are able to refrain from using lots of four letter words, yet this one that starts with the actual word DIE is not only […]

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  • Not A Lifestyle Choice

    According to www.eatingdisorder.org 50% of people either know someone who has faced an eating disorder or has been personally affected by one themselves. With eating disorders and co-eating disorders on the rise there is a need for increased awareness and understanding on this serious and sometimes life-threatening matter. Eating disorders do not discriminate when it […]

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  • Love Yourself NOW for Better Health!

    February brings us not only American Heart Month but Valentine’s Day too! Between the two you may have a perfect excuse to spread a little extra love and awareness everywhere you go. They also bring up a great topic of how to love ourselves and care for ourselves in a healthful and caring way. Let’s […]

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  • Sweating To Save Lives

    Every February the nation comes together to support American Heart Month. American Heart Month is a special time of year to raise awareness about heart disease and heart related health problems. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. In fact, according to the CDC, more than half of male […]

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  • Be a Lifesaver

    The gift giving season may seem like it’s over, but when it comes to giving the gift of life, the season never ends. A donation of blood can mean life or death to someone in need. When you make a blood donation, you may be helping a patient with cancer, helping someone recover from surgery […]

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  • Baby It’s Cold Outside

    Winters in Vermont aren’t for the faint of heart and this year even those who love the cold have been challenged by drastically low temperatures. With so many days of freezing cold temps and more coming, it can have you wondering about the toll it may be taking on your body. Since most of us […]

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