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Heart health is one of the most important factors that can affect wound healing. Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the United States, and these wounds cost more than $50 billion annually. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to a diminished quality of life and possible amputation of the affected limb.

Primary Care Physician Nita Pant, MD will talk about the causes of congestive heart failure, what patients can do on their own to help prevent it, treatment options, and common medications used to treat it.

Beth Cronin, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Holy Family Hospital, will offer tips about meal planning, supermarket shopping, and snack choices.

Urologist Abdulrahman Babeir, MD will talk about the causes of incontinence in men and women, and available treatment options.

Throughout February, Norwood Hospital is celebrating American Heart Month by promoting heart health through their Facebook-page campaign called One Month to Heart Health. The campaign is aimed at people of all ages and backgrounds and encourages them to take a small step each day toward improved heart health.

Morton Hospital and Steward Medical Group (SMG) are pleased to welcome Brandon Tari, MD, FACS. A board certified general surgeon, Dr. Tari is now accepting new patients at his office in Middleboro.

Wuesthoff Health System and the American Heart Association is inviting members of the community to Paint the Night Red for Heart Health on Tuesday, February 28.

Two $3,000 scholarships honoring longtime physicians are offered for area students pursuing education in health care in the 2017-2018 academic year.

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is the first hospital in New England to implant a new investigational device to treat Heart Failure (HF) designed to improve heart function and reduce HF symptoms.

February 2, 2017

Annual Safety Day Event

Mary Capstick, RN of Norwood, (pictured left with granddaughter Tess) was recently recognized by Norwood Hospital and Steward Health Care at their Annual Safety Day event.