Holiday Stress Busters

Posted on December 23rd, 2015 by Amy Lyn Kench

Holiday parties, family get-togethers, and other holiday activities are all fun and games until the added demands on your time, energy, and attention create the perfect storm of stress and anxiety. Add to that the disruptions in regular schedules, travel, preparing meals, managing and take care of house-guests, and having less time for yourself and KABOOM…


White Mountain Eye Care Welcomes Ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Musco

Posted on December 15th, 2015 by Speare Memorial Hospital

White Mountain Eye & Optical is pleased to welcome Ophthalmologist Dr. Paul S. Musco to the practice. With more than two decades of experience in treating and diagnosing ailments of the eye, Dr. Musco brings subspecialty training in corneal diseases (the front part of the eyes) and surgery. He will begin seeing patients December 14. […]


Speare is the Place to Have Your Babies

Posted on November 24th, 2015 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Four years ago when Becky and John Zumbach moved to Ashland to be more centrally located between work and the mountains where they first met, the task of finding new doctors was simply part of their relocation process. A friend recommended Dr. Banister, at Plymouth OB/GYN, and having also heard great things about Speare Memorial […]


Catholic Medical Center and New England Heart & Vascular Institute Expands Services at Speare

Posted on November 24th, 2015 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Vascular Services Added Speare Memorial Hospital has worked with Catholic Medical Center (CMC) in Manchester for decades to provide cardiology services to the Plymouth region. Now we are expanding our collaboration to include vascular services. We are eager to welcome CMC’s vascular specialists to our local community to care for patients in Plymouth. William B. Clutterbuck, MD, FACS Vascular […]


Things To Do To Prevent the Flu

Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by Amy Lyn Kench

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) n the Northern hemisphere, winter is the time for flu, but the exact timing and duration of flu seasons vary. While seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, sometimes lasting as late as May. The flu […]


Looking to be fit and healthy? The RehabFIT! Team can help

Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by Speare Memorial Hospital

The RehabFIT! Member of the Month is John Piantedosi “I decided to join RehabFit to strengthen my upper body.  During the Spring, Summer and Fall months I bike quite a bit for aerobic exercise and some leg strength.  Kevin and Zach are most helpful in continuing with my programs.  If I want to make some […]


Today’s a Great Day to Quit

Posted on November 19th, 2015 by Amy Lyn Kench

You don’t have to wait until the New Year to make a resolution to kick the habit. Today is the Great American Smokeout and a great day to give up smoking for good. According to the website for the American Cancer Society, the idea for the Great American Smokeout grew from a 1970 event in Randolph, Massachusetts, at which Arthur P. […]


COPD: It’s Not Too Late

Posted on November 18th, 2015 by Amy Lyn Kench

November 18, 2015 is The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease’s (GOLD)annual World COPD Day. It represents a partnership between health care groups and respiratory educators to raise awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.The theme for 2015 is “It’s not too late,” which GOLD believes emphasizes the meaningful actions people can take to improve […]


Heart Heathy Celebrations

Posted on November 12th, 2015 by Amy Lyn Kench

From tailgating and the holidays to anniversaries and birthdays, food is central to almost every celebration.  The Holiday Season is fast approaching, bringing opportunities to spread good cheer and celebrate, eat and drink with friends and family. Even the most disciplined dieters and healthy eaters struggle with temptation during the holidays. Navigating party food “landmines” with […]


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Double the Love

Posted on November 5th, 2015 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Four years ago when Rebecca “Becky” and John Zumbach—both teachers in Gilford—moved to Ashland to be more centrally located between work and the mountains where they first met, the task of finding new doctors was simply part of their relocation process. A friend recommended Dr. Banister, at Plymouth OB/GYN, to Becky and having also heard […]