LRH Health E-News December 2014

A New Year; a healthier you!


In 2015, pick just one worthy resolution, and stick with it.


Did you know that each January one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way.  While about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, less than half (46%) are still on target six months later.


Make 2015 different!  Choose one New Year's Resolution, just one....


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Happy New Year!

Barbara Wilson, MD, Pshychiatrist Receives Board Certification from ABPN


Barbara Wilson, MD, Psychiatrist

Littleton Regional Healthcare is pleased to announce the recent board certification of Barbara Wilson, MD, Psychiatrist at North Country Primary Care at LRH. Dr. Wilson received board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.


Physicians who are board certified by the ABPN have successfully completed an approved training program and an evaluation process assessing their ability to provide quality patient care in a specialty and/or subspecialty.


Patients can be assured that an ABPN board-certified psychiatrist has specialized skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat problems ranging from emergencies to the long-term medical management of psychiatric disorders.


Dr. Wilson received her B.A. in Anthropology and M.A. in Anthropology from Southern Illinois University. She completed pre-med requirements at Metropolitan State College; Denver, Colorado, and her M.D. from University of Colorado School of Medicine.  


For additional information about programs and services at LRH visit or to contact LRH Primary Care, please call (603) 444-7070.

North Country Sleep Center at LRH Receives Prestigious Accreditation


Teresa Green, MD,

Specializing in Sleep Medicine at LRH

Littleton Regional Healthcare's North Country Sleep Center recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).


To receive accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center's goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.


The American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited a sleep disorders center for the first time in 1977. Today there are more than 2,600 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country.


North Country Sleep Center is directed by Teresa Green, MD., and is located at Littleton Regional Healthcare, 600 St. Johnsbury Road in Littleton. For more information about the services provided at North Country Sleep Center call (603) 444-7580 or visit  to visit LRH's Sleep Center at LRH website. 


December Fitness Tip


winter walkingWith the stresses of the holidays, the common cold will likely be on its way to your home. The common cold has the following symptoms (runny nose and sore throat without fever or general body aches and pains) Here are some facts about exercise and the common cold according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM):

  • Brisk walking 35-45 minutes, 5 days/week can reduce the number of days you experience cold symptoms by half.
  • Moderate intensity exercise causes positive changes in your immune system and reduces your risk for respiratory infections.
  • When symptoms are above the neck, light to moderate exercise can be tolerated safely and may prove beneficial.
  • If you experience the following symptoms; fever, extreme tiredness, muscle aches, and swollen lymph glands, give yourself 2-4 weeks to recover from your symptoms before returning to intensive training.

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Provided by Hanna Peavey, BS,  Athletic Trainer




December Recipe of the Month


Chunky Chicken Soup with Buckwheat


"Reprinted with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research,"


There is nothing like a warm cup of soup on a frosty evening during the winter months.  Soups are especially good when a cold has got you feeling down. 


This month we invite you to try a delicious Chunky Chicken Soup with Buckwheat!


Visit for the  recipe.  

Featured LRH Volunteer
George Kirk, LRH Volunteer since 2010 
George Kirk, Volunteer at LRH

"I enjoy being active in the Littleton community. LRH provides an opportunity for me to stay actively involved, to see people I know, and to make new acquaintances. On behalf of the 200 plus volunteers, we are very lucky to have such a nice place to volunteer!"


For information on how you can volunteer at LRH, please call Amy LaSalle, Director of Volunteer Services at (603) 444-9207.



As 2014 draws to a close, I wish to thank all of the individuals, families and businesses who supported the Littleton Regional Healthcare Charitable Foundation throughout the year.


When we have a phone number for a new donor, I call to extend a personal thank you, which ends up being as meaningful to me as I hope it is for the person I am calling. Many people tell me a story of appreciation of care received at LRH. Often the person tells me that they feel a responsibility to "give back." One person told me she moved to the area to be closer to LRH! Many say, "I wish it could have been more." As many times as I tell our donors, "Every gift makes a difference," please believe that it is true.


Gifts to the Foundation help in a variety of ways, such as through the Reach Out and Read Program, providing age-appropriate books to children, or a car seat for a newborn. Gifts also support needs for furniture, so that families may be in comfort while loved ones are receiving care at LRH. Gifts support scholarships for staff to pursue medical education and certifications in specialized areas of medicine. Some request that their gift be used in a specific area, such as for diabetes education or for breast care services. Recently, our Rehabilitation Department used Foundation funds to purchase adaptive equipment for elderly, pediatric, and disabled patients trying to maintain or learn skills of daily living.


On behalf of our staff and the patients whose lives you have touched by your gifts, thank you, and sincere wishes to you and yours for a happy and healthy 2015!


Susan Durgy, MBA, CFRE

Director of Development


P.S. And a very special thank you to the person who wishes to remain anonymous who knitted over 90 hats when we asked for help in October! This very kind person is now working on mittens for children.

Littleton Regional Healthcare
600 St. Johnsbury Road Littleton, NH 03561

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