December 2023

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at a specific time of year, usually in the fall and winter when daylight hours are shorter. While it's essential to consult with a health care professional for personalized advice, here are some general tips that may help alleviate symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
1/1/2024 by Dr. W.D. Charmak
Setting and keeping New Year's resolutions can be challenging but rewarding. Dr. Michael Ollendieck shares some practical suggestions to help you set and stick to your resolutions.
Becoming a nurse is a rewarding journey, and the transition from the classroom to professional nursing practice can be both exciting and challenging. At Southern New Hampshire Health, we understand the importance of providing new nurses with the resources and support they need to confidently embark on their nursing careers. Our Nurse Residency Program is designed to give new nurses the tools, knowledge, and experience required for success in the acute care setting.
The holiday season can be a magical time filled with joy, laughter, and cherished moments with loved ones. However, amidst the festivities, it's important to prioritize the safety of our children. Check out the top five dangers to be aware of during the holidays.
12/11/2023 by Renee Broze DNP, APRN, NP-C of Southern New Hampshire Health Immediate Care
Maintaining good health often takes a backseat to our busy lives in today's fast-paced world. Many individuals only seek medical care when an ailment becomes too severe to ignore. However, as a practicing physician, I see first-hand the importance of having a Primary Care Provider (PCP) in maintaining both short- and long-term health. Choosing the right one for your health care needs can keep you on a healthy track.
12/6/2023 by Dr. Terry Buchanan, Medical Director of Advanced Primary Care of Southern New Hampshire Health
Melissa, Patrick, and their daughter Sophia joyfully welcomed twins Thomas and Colin into the Keaveney family at The Birth Place at Southern NH Medical Center. While the pregnancy and delivery of the twins was less than typical, the journey was made easier by compassionate, competent, and communicative staff at all practices, and in the end, the new family of five are all grateful, happy, and healthy. Read their story!
The holiday season is upon us, which means travel, celebrations, and delicious food. While it's a time to relax and enjoy, it's also essential to take care of your health. Stick to our Holiday Health and Travel Checklist to ensure you have a happy and healthy holiday.
12/1/2023 by Sarah Fischer, APRN at Southern NH Health Infectious Disease Associates and Travel Medicine
Kelley Lawson's journey with cancer began at the age of 37 when she noticed blood in her stool and experienced mild pain. Concerned about her symptoms, she called her primary care physician, Dr. Rima Patel of Family Medicine of Merrimack, and was scheduled for an appointment the same day. Kelley reflects, "I am so grateful that Dr. Patel took me seriously right away despite my age."