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4
Apr
2019

Earaches and Ear Infections: What You Need to Know

Earaches are certainly uncomfortable, and if you or your child are experiencing this type of pain, it’s important to understand the cause as soon as possible. Viral infections like the flu or common cold, as well as seasonal allergies can put pressure on the eardrum and lead to fluid build-up in the middle ear. Ear pain can also be caused by “swimmer’s ear”, an ear infection of the outer ear canal that occurs when water gets trapped in the ear after swimming.

12
Mar
2019

Is It a Bad Cold or RSV?

In the winter months, young children tend to be especially susceptible to respiratory viruses. While most colds are fairly innocuous and can be expected to resolve on their own, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) can lead to more serious illnesses such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia. It is important to understand what to look for to identify RSV and determine if your Read More >

5
Mar
2019

Hospital Association Supports Senate Bill 97, Seeking To Prevent Entry of New Affordable Healthcare Options

Introduced on January 3rd, NH Senate Bill 97 (SB 97) seeks to prevent any new cost-effective healthcare facilities (including urgent care and/or walk-in clinics) from opening within 15 miles of a critical access hospital.

20
Feb
2019

Antibiotics: What You Need to Know

Antibiotics have had a positive effect on public health since first being introduced to modern medicine. However, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about antibiotics, how they work, and when they’re necessary. The overuse of antibiotics is a major problem in the United States, and in many cases, these drugs are not effective against the illnesses they’re prescribed to treat—particularly with viral infection.

14
Feb
2019

The Danger of Pneumonia

It’s that time of year when almost everyone you know is suffering from a cold, the flu, or a stomach virus. While some will be lucky enough to escape the season with nothing more than perhaps a few sniffles, many will develop more serious winter illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Bronchitis and pneumonia share a number of common traits and symptoms, but pneumonia can lead to serious complications—particularly for the elderly and those with weak immune systems.