Posted on February 2nd, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
National Wear Red Day® – Friday, February 2, 2018
Go Red For Women is a movement that starts with you. Lead by example and make the time to “Know Your Numbers.” It’s knowledge that could save your life.
Five numbers, that all women should know to take control of their heart health are:
- Total Cholesterol
- HDL (good) Cholesterol
- Blood Pressure
- Blood Sugar
- Body Mass Index (BMI).
Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. It’s time for all women to learn the most critical numbers in their life — their hearts depend on it.
Chances are we all know someone affected by heart disease and stroke, because about 2200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day. That’s an average of one death every forty seconds. But together we can change that. Cardiovascular diseases, which includes stroke, claim the lives of about one woman every 80 seconds unnecessarily — because about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action.
On Friday, February 2, 2018 many employees at Speare Memorial Hospital took part in National Wear Red Day® which provides an opportunity for everyone to unite to raise awareness about the fact that heart disease and stroke kill more women than all cancers combined.
Speare Schedules Annual Public Flu Shot Clinics
Posted on September 27th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Fall has arrived and so too has the focus on helping to prevent flu-related illness. Speare Memorial Hospital offers the flu vaccine to persons 18 years and older, and are available at several public flu shot clinics scheduled at the Hospital, Holderness Town Hall, Waterville Valley and the Plymouth Senior Center. Vaccines are administered by […]
The White Sock Campaign – Honoring & Educating
Posted on September 21st, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is one of the most challenging issues we face not only in wound care but in healthcare in general because oxygen is needed to continue to nourish every inch of our bodies and without oxygen cells … tissues, digits, and limbs do not survive. On September 19th, several of the team […]