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Erin Knuuti, FNP, MSN Joins NLH Family Medicine Practice

New London Hospital is pleased to welcome Erin Knuuti, FNP, MSN to its Family Medicine practice. A family nurse practitioner with more than ten years of clinical experience, Erin earned her Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Southern Maine in Portland, ME. Prior to joining NLH Erin worked in a variety of urban and rural health care settings. She was a nurse practitioner at Sacramento Heart and Vascular Medical Associates in California and also worked at United Medical Center in Berthoud, CO. Erin's clinical interests include patient education, women’s health and cardiology. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Erin Knuuti, call 603-526-5417.

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DECEMBER 2013

Workers Worldwide Skimp on Sleep, Poll Shows
Every hour, morning arrives somewhere. And in most places around the world, workers sleepily hit the snooze button. A recent international survey found most people don’t get enough sleep on work nights—and in some ways, American employees fare the worst.

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Keep Kids on the Right Vaccination Schedule
The U.S. is in the midst of the largest outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough, in 50 years. How can you protect your kids from this potentially deadly disease? Make sure they’re up-to-date on their vaccines.

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Decode the Dates on Your Food Labels
Every year, Americans toss 160 billion pounds of unconsumed food. A new report finds one key reason for this is confusion over expiration dates. Get the truth behind the label and you can prevent waste while keeping your family safe from foodborne illness.

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Research Suggests Reason for Heart Health Gender Gap
Scientists have long known that women have a lower risk for heart disease, especially in their younger years. Now, scientists have started to uncover the reasons why. What they’ve found may surprise you.

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Daily Drinking Increases Young Women’s Breast Cancer Risk
During the holidays, you don’t have to look far for an adult beverage. But it’s smart to keep drinking to a minimum, especially if you’re a young woman: New research links higher alcohol intake to an increased risk for breast cancer.

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Study: Weight Loss Can Ease Knee Arthritis Pain
Not getting enough pain relief from your osteoarthritis medicine? The latest research shows that weight loss can help. Get inspired to shed a few pounds and learn what other tricks can help soothe your aching knees.

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