Posted on September 20th, 2017 by Speare Memorial Hospital
#DocsInSocks – September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month – #WhiteSockCampaign
September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. Physicians, clinicians, and staff at Speare Memorial Hospital participated in The Save a Leg, Save a Life (SALSAL) Foundation’s White Sock Campaign. The goal is to raise awareness of PAD and early detection through one simple tool: a white sock.
The white sock symbolizes the many patients with late-stage PAD who have had an amputation due to delayed treatment.
As part of the White Sock Campaign, physicians are encouraged to look for signs of PAD in their high-risk patients and to refer them earlier for vascular testing. Patients with leg pain are also encouraged to check their feet for signs of PAD, and to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and care.
The consequences of amputation are often devastating and many amputations can be prevented through early intervention and screening as well as utilization of technology that already exists.
Patients with PAD and wounds that don’t heal after 30 days often need the services provided by the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Speare Memorial Hospital. Nearly 96% of wounds are healed at our center and we have a 98% patient satisfaction rate. A program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to provide the maximum healing possible.
Specialized wound care is usually administered on an outpatient basis. Patients are free to drive themselves to the Center for therapy, and you should plan two-and-a-half to three hours for each visit. Click here for more information or to make an appointment call 603-481-8780.
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Yoga as therapy for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and families
Posted on March 22nd, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Plymouth resident and certified yoga instructor, Jen Morris, is bringing together cancer survivors, cancer patients, their families and their caregivers each week for a yoga class that Jen describes as adapted to meet the needs of the participants in class whether they are experienced or new to yoga. “For cancer survivors, it is a class […]
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Posted on March 13th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
National Dress in Blue Day is celebrated each year on the first Friday of March. The Colon Cancer Alliance first launched the National Dress in Blue Day program in 2009 to bring national attention to colon cancer and to celebrate the courage of those affected by this disease. Several members of Speare’s staff participated in National […]