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James Murphy, Orthopaedic Surgeon Joins New London Hospital
James M. Murphy, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, has joined NLH. Dr. Murphy is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and he completed his internship and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He also completed a Hand Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical staff since 1985, Dr. Murphy was also an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Dr. Murphy evaluates and treats hands, elbows, shoulders, knees, hips, ankle issues, common fractures and pediatric orthopaedic injuries. He will work in collaboration with the specialists at Concord Orthopaedics. His office can be reached at 526-5172, medical_staff/alphabetically/index.php

New Food Pyramid Shows the Way to Better Health for Older Adults
Wading through advice on what to eat can be challenging—especially as we age. That’s because the need for calories decreases while our nutrition requirements can increase. An updated food pyramid geared for adults age 70 and older may give answers to this nutrition puzzle.
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Living Close to Fast Food Restaurants May Super Size Your Calorie Intake
Fast food restaurants seem to be on every corner. And it’s no surprise that the high-calorie fare is taking a toll on Americans’ health. But the closer you live to fast food restaurants, the more you may need to control your intake, according to a new study.
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New Study: Heart Attack Survivors Should Avoid Some Pain Killers
If you’ve suffered a heart attack, a new study shows you should be very careful about the use of pain relievers. Find out which drugs can pose serious risks for those recovering from a heart attack.
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65 Plus? Prevent Diabetes with Five Healthy Habits
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects millions of people of all ages in the U.S. But research shows that it’s never too late to prevent diabetes. If you’re older than 65, adopting just five lifestyle changes can significantly reduce your risk for this disease. Find out the steps you can take to stay diabetes-free.
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Mind Your Meds: Drug Combinations May Put You At Risk
If you take more than one type of medication, you may be at risk for a drug interaction. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, about one in 25 older adults is at risk for a major medication interaction.
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Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer? New Report Raises Concerns
For years, doctors have wondered if staying in touch could come at a price: an increased risk for brain cancer from cell phones. Now the World Health Organization has reviewed all the evidence and raised a red flag about the possible link between cell phones and one type of brain tumor.
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