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Don’t Take the Flu on Vacation With You

Posted on October 11th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Don’t give or get the “gift that keeps on giving” this holiday season. If you’re traveling to celebrate with friends and relatives festively wrapped gifts aren’t the only thing you can bring back from your travels. A  nasty cold or even the flu could be “hitching a ride” with you back home. Wondering why? Coming into contact with more […]


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Need health coverage? Come to Health Insurance 101

Posted on October 4th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace can be a daunting task when you’re not sure what all the terminology means, and what coverage you should choose that will fit your budget and meet your needs.  Whether you’re uninsured, or just want to explore your choices, Speare Memorial Hospital can help you find coverage through the Marketplace […]


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Speare Memorial Hospital Now Offering State-of-the-Art, 3D Mammography

Posted on September 27th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

  3D Mammography  Detects 41% more invasive breast cancers Speare Memorial Hospital is excited to offer Genius™ 3D Mammography™, a breakthrough in the early detection of breast cancer. “Early breast cancer detection saves lives for women screened annually, beginning at age 40,” says Rebecca Zuurbier, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at Speare Memorial Hospital and […]


Fueling Your Future: Diet & Exercise to Help Fuel Everyday Life

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

“Everything is connected, you can’t separate the parts,” says Dr. Michael Watto, a family physician at Speare Primary Care. “Your positive or negative mental outlook can affect sleep, which can impact your diet and how much you exercise — all of which are underlying factors in your overall health, including weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.” Dr. Watto believes that this is […]


Aromatherapy is now available at Speare Memorial Hospital

Aromatherapy… it makes scents

Posted on September 20th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Exhale as completely as you can. Open our specialty bottle near your nose, inhale deeply. Hold your breath for as long as it is comfortable, and then breathe normally. That may not trigger anything as you read this, but it just may enhance your wellness and comfort when you are at Speare Memorial Hospital. With the help of generous donors, Speare is now offering […]


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Speare named one of the top “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know”

Posted on September 19th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Speare Memorial Hospital has just been named one of the top 2016 “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. This is the second year Becker’s has published a list recognizing outstanding critical access hospitals in the nation, and Speare has been honored both years. “The hospitals included on this list serve a variety of regions across the […]


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Are You Sleep Sick?

Posted on September 16th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

If you sleep less than six hours a night, you are four times more likely to catch a cold after being exposed to the virus than people who sleep seven or more hours a night. Several studies have shown that people with less sleep are more susceptible to illness. It turns out that sleep may be one of your […]


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Update on Consumer Antiseptic (antibacterial) Soaps

Posted on September 15th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

by Mary E. Ruppert, RN, BSN, CIC Infection Prevention Coordinator, Speare Memorial Hospital One infection is one too many. When you buy soaps and body washes for use at home, do you reach for products labeled “antibacterial” hoping they’ll keep your family safer? Do you think those products will lower your risk of getting sick, spreading […]


pajama donation from Yogi Bear Campground to Speare Memorial Hospital

Pajama donation helps Speare’s young patients sleep easier

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Each year Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp and Resort in Ashland, NH celebrates its opening weekend by holding a fundraiser. This year, thanks to the generosity of the campers twenty-nine pairs of youth pajamas were purchased and donated to Speare Memorial Hospital. Thanks to Elin Myers, campground manager, for organizing the fundraiser and guest Mary LaGarde for delivering […]


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See Yourself in Stylish Frames   

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by Speare Memorial Hospital

Eyeglass frames can be like shoes or bags to some women. They are a fun way to add some flare to your most visible feature—your face. When Crissy Williams learned at a recent eye exam that she needed glasses, she knew there was only one place for her to go, White Mountain Eyecare & Optical. […]