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.
RehabFit Exercise of the Week: Chair Sit to Stand
Posted on August 16th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
The RehabFit Exercise of the Week is presented by Speare Memorial Hospital’s medical fitness team members, Leah Baron, MS and Rebeccah Chase, MS, CSCS, RCEP. This week they present how to do the Chair Sit to Stand. It’s easy to take sitting and standing for granted as a fit, younger adult, but for some people, […]
Your Birthing Suite at Speare Memorial Hospital
Posted on August 14th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
The birth of your baby is a highly anticipated event and an experience you will always remember. You want a supportive, family-centered care approach to the delivery process that respects your personal needs and birth plan, as you welcome your baby into the world. At the same time, you want to be able to take comfort in knowing additional […]