• Be Someone Who Makes YOU Happy!

    What do you look for in meaningful and quality relationships? What if you had to put out a wanted ad for a worthy companion: would you pick option A or option B? Option A: Seeking a companion whom I can trust and have complete honesty with. Must be willing to spend quality time together. Must […]

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  • Anyone with a Heart

    It’s American Heart month which means there’s an uprise in commercials, magazine covers and awareness campaigns going on to educate and entice us. How many times do we see these and just keep on keeping on without much thought? We think that is for “other people” or “heart attacks only happen to (insert an adjective) […]

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  • Gimmick? or Give Me It!

    It’s a new year which means lots of people are trying new things to help themselves work towards their goals. You may notice people around the office sipping peculiar drinks or family members posting on social media a new health routine. Before you jump on the bandwagon let’s look at some of the popular practices […]

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  • Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite!

    Bed Bugs! If only just saying, “don’t let the bed bugs bite” was so easy! Bed bugs are tiny little brownish red bugs that are flat and look about the size of a large sesame seed. Bed bugs may seem harmless but they are literally blood suckers and that blood could be coming from you! […]

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  • Going Green in 2019

    It’s a new year and it has so many of us wanting to really develop better habits and choices. Aside from all the usual personal things revolving around our health, you may be considering what more you can do for our planet. You aren’t alone! Lots of people are concerned with how they can make […]

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  • What to Wean in 2019?

    To Wean: to detach from a source of dependence. Also: to free from a usually unwholesome habit or interest We all are looking for ways to do less, right? AKA wean ourselves from those things that steal our precious time and energy. Yet somehow when we think of detaching ourselves or taking things away we […]

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  • New Year, New Gear

    It’s a New Year and if you are like most of us you are excited (well that may be a bit extreme) and motivated to really take your health and wellness to the next level. One of the most common questions we get at The Wellness Center is, “What do I need to work out?” […]

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  • It Starts Today

    With 2019 just days away, it’s hard not to reflect on the past year and think about all the changes we want to make in the year ahead. For most of us planning for a whole year can be overwhelming and unrealistic. What if, instead of taking the next few days of planning to be […]

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  • Holiday Faking

    Nothing says “the holidays” like freshly baked treats and sweets. For many people they find enjoyment in their childhood traditions of baking or it brings back fond memories when they use recipes that have been handed down for generations. Yet, there are many people who no longer want or can eat sugar in great abundance, […]

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  • Stay Slip Safe!

    Whooaaa, it’s slippery out there! From icy front steps, to slushy driveways and water pooling around entrances there are slip situations everywhere! We can’t control Mother Nature but we can try our best to control our awareness of these situations. Let’s take a look to keep ourselves safe from slips this winter, and all year […]

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  • The Healthiest Time of the Year

    It’s that time of year again! You know where you are scrambling from concerts at school to work events, gatherings here and there, cooking and baking more than ever, while trying to fit in some holiday shopping, wrapping, shipping and more. Not to mention, you may find that you and your precious bed are spending […]

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  • Driving Drowsy is Dangerous Driving

    It’s been a long day and you just want to get home. You have errands to run, kids to pick up and dinner sitting in grocery bags on the back seat. While on the way the tiredness of the week starts to hit, you feel yourself getting drowsier and drowsier, but do you feel the […]

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  • Don’t Get Tricked By Those Treats

    Let’s get real, we’ve all done it! You know…don’t you? It’s the old, “better stock up on candy in case I get lots of trick or treaters.” OR, “better get extra just in case I get more this year.” When really, we know we are buying extra just so we can go down memory lane […]

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  • PINK Can Be Stronger Than You Think!

    We all remember those best days of our lives! Nailing that dream job, getting engaged and married. Going on your first real vacation or even the day you pay off your student loans. Life is made up of so many moments that it can be hard to remember them all. But there are other days […]

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  • Make a Depression Screen Part of Your Routine

    Times they are a changing and that is no secret. Not so long ago we could find many ways to find peace and quiet and privacy. That is now becoming a thing of the past. With the world being so wired, media driven and quite frankly overwhelming, statistics are showing that these new abilities to […]

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  • 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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