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Text Neck: What’s Old is New Again

Chances are you’ve been cautioned about “text neck,” a relatively recent condition that refers to pain in the neck caused by straining to see a small, hand-held device.  But your cell phone isn’t the only culprit.  And “text neck” isn’t new.  It’s just a catchy name for an old p
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Shop the Autumn Dinner Auction!

Take a Sneak Peek It’s time to plan your bidding strategy for Saturday’s Autumn Dinner. Here’s a taste of some auction items to whet your appetite. But you’ve gotta be in it to win it, so get your dinner tickets now! Date Night for a Year! Has Date Night fallen
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Meet Steven Phillips, MD at Lyme: News You Need to Know

Every industry and field has its rock stars — experts who move the field forward and help define its progress and direction. People without whom the world would be a different place. Dr. Steven Phillips is one of these people, a true authority — and hero — in the wor
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Introducing … Joanna Roche, Development Associate

If you’ve ever planned a large party or event, you know the onslaught of details and tasks that occupy the final days before everything falls right into place. It’s inevitable. RVNA Development Associate, Joanna Roche, knows all about this — especially this week as t
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A Man and His Prostate

It’s Not a Laughing Matter… Or is it? We’ve all heard laughter is the best medicine. That’s patently clear in “A Man and His Prostate,” a one-man show starring Ed Asner that chronicles the true story of a man (in this case, the playwright himself, Ed Weinberger) who has a prostate att
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Facing Infection Head On 

Infections are frightening – just ask anyone with an imminent surgery, joint replacement, or hospital stay, and many will tell you their biggest concern is developing an infection while there. And their fear is not unwarranted. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 25 pat
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Introducing Deb Trevelin, Director of Finance

If you want something done — quickly and right — go to Deb Trevelin. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go directly to Deb. Not only did she complete her RVNA Staffer of the Week questionnaire in record time, Deb brings pragmatism, professionalism, and a clever wit to he
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Meet RVNA Physical Therapist, Clint Layog, DPT

To know Clint is to love Clint. Just ask his colleagues. Or his in-home physical therapy patients .. who are happy to recover in his capable hands, but sad when his visits end.  Indeed, tears have been shed at discharge. Humble. Smart. Dedicated. A great listener with a nice little se
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What is Home Health and a Visiting Nurse Anyway?

Most of us don’t worry — or even think about — home healthcare until we or a family member needs it. Then we scramble and make the best choice we can at a critical time. Since that’s not typically the best route to quality care, here is a brief primer on the topic. What It Is Home hea
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Introducing… Katelyn Wise Scribner

Look behind the scenes of RVNA’s community health programs and you’ll likely find Katelyn Wise Scribner. An organizing maven with a passion for wellness (and the shore!), Katelyn orchestrates everything from the annual RVNA Health & Wellness Fair to Flu Shot Clinics and more. A co
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