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Straight A's for Patient Safety...Again

By Leisa Zadrick, Systems Director Quality and Process Improvement

Hospitals across the nation can release their letter grade to the public and we at Bristol Health have exciting news to share!  We have received our FIFTH consecutive A since Fall of 2017.  Bristol Health has been on a continual journey to improve our overall quality and safety; this is a true testament to that commitment to the community we serve!   

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Tips to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

By Rachel Driscoll, MS, RD, CD-N

Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season. The holidays are a time of celebrating traditions and reconnecting with family and friends, but they can be an especially challenging few months for anyone trying to improve their diet. The following tips can help you manage your weight and maintain your health while still enjoying your favorite traditions.

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Deciding When it's Time for Hospice

By Donna Marrero, RN, BSN, CHPN

November is Home Care and Hospice month and it’s a good time to discuss hospice care and when it is appropriate. People often wonder when or if they should call hospice for help with a loved one. Too many people in this country die in pain or without assistance because they don’t know what hospice care is or they are uncomfortable talking about the end of life. Some have the misconception that if they choose hospice they are giving up and the choice hastens their death. The hospice philosophy is to actually grant a gift of comfort and quality to the remainder of their life

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Nov 20, 2019

HEALTHY LIVING: Tips to have a healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season. The holidays are a time of celebrating traditions and reconnecting with family and friends, but they can be an especially challenging few months for anyone trying to improve their diet. The following tips can help you manage your weight and maintain your health while still enjoying your favorite traditions.

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Nov 18, 2019

HEALTHY LIVING: Deciding when it's time for hospice

November is Home Care and Hospice month and it’s a good time to discuss hospice care and when it is appropriate. People often wonder when or if they should call hospice for help with a loved one.

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Nov 07, 2019

Straight A's for Patient Safety...Again

We have received our FIFTH consecutive A since Fall of 2017. Bristol Health has been on a continual journey to improve our overall quality and safety; this is a true testament to that commitment to the community we serve!

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Sep 17, 2019

Non-Invasive Procedure An Option In Treating Varicose Veins

Varicose veins affect approximately 40 percent of the adult population and develop when deoxygenated blood isn't flowing normally through the veins in the legs. Usually blood flows from a series of superficial veins (those that lie beneath the skin), into deeper veins in the legs, then up to the heart.

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Sep 17, 2019

Bristol Health Spine Surgeon Performs First Radiofrequency Ablation

Bristol Health's Dr. Upadhyay is pleased to inform you that Bristol Health performed it first Radiofrequency Ablation of the metastatic spine tumor using a minimally invasive technique in September, 2019

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Aug 26, 2019

Take the First Step to Quitting Smoking Today

Perhaps the most rewarding part of being a respiratory therapist is helping people to quit smoking. Day in and day out respiratory therapists, nurses and other clinicians see the tragic effects of cigarette addiction. Being a part of helping to eliminate or alleviate all that suffering is a wonderful experience.

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Jul 15, 2019

Palliative Care An Important Service For Those With Serious Illness

Battling serious illness can take a toll physically, mentally and spiritually on not only the patient, but on family members as well. The Bristol Health Palliative Care team always has the patient’s comfort in mind. The team treats the patient with kindness and compassion, listens to concerns, and involves the patient and family in the decisions when mapping out goal-directed care.

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Jul 01, 2019

Practice Fireworks Safety All Summer Long

The summer is finally here and of course that includes Fourth of July celebrations with hot dogs and hamburgers, and of course fireworks. And although watching public fireworks displays is the safest way to enjoy the colorful pyrotechnics, there are many who will stay at home and shoot off their fireworks that they have purchased.

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Jun 17, 2019

Heel Pain And Tendonitis Are Common Conditions With Runners

The summer and fall present some wonderful opportunities for runners, but chances are that many of these athletes will experience some sort of foot or ankle pain that could lead to a potentially more serious problem.

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Jun 02, 2019

The Connection Between Nutrition And Cancer

Whether you are trying to prevent cancer, going through treatment, or a cancer survivor, the recommendations for nutrition start out similarly.

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May 20, 2019

Another Busy Lake Compounce Summer For The Bristol Health EMS Team

The unofficial start of summer begins this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend which means the team from Bristol Health EMS will be ready for another season at Lake Compounce.

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May 15, 2019

When Should Adolescent Girls First Visit An Obstetrician/Gynecologist?

One One of the most common questions parents often ask is when should I make the first appointment for my daughter with an obstetrician/gynecologist?

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Apr 22, 2019

Taking Steps To Cure Big Toe Pain

One of the more common causes of arthritis in the foot happens at the base of the big toe in the joint known as the metatarsophalangeal or the MTP joint.

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Mar 22, 2019

National Social Worker Month: Recognizing The Vital Role Social Workers Play In The Hospital Setting

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects social work to be one of the fastest growing careers in the United States as social workers possess the skills needed to work in a variety of settings, but most often in areas that require their workforce to have compassion, a strong belief in the power of advocacy, and ingenuity in solving problems.

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Mar 07, 2019

Surgery Often The Option To Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common hand problem that many people have experienced, especially with all our constant use of personal computers.

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