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Where have your hands been today? Changing a tire? Changing a diaper? Patting together a meatloaf? Shaking someone else’s hands? According to a Bradley Corporation survey, only two-thirds of Americans wash their hands after using the restroom, and most of those admit to skipping the soap. 

The importance of handwashing—with soap—cannot be overstated. Germs are tough little bugs...

Feb 19, 2020 | Categories: Health Information

Don’t let winter keep you from your daily exercise in the fresh air. Whether you are planning a hike on snowy trails, a walk around the neighborhood, or simply trying to make it safely to where your car is parked, with a few safety precautions you can be on your way. Although walking can be treacherous on snow and ice, these tips will help keep you upright, outdoors, and enjoying the pristine...

Feb 19, 2020 | Categories: Health Information

How much do you love salt? Enough to want a salt-lick in your kitchen? You probably have that much salt in your cupboards already. Salt is a preservative, so you’ll find it in just about every packaged, processed, or prepared food item you buy. Add a salt shaker to your table, too, and it’s no wonder 90% of Americans ingest much more salt than the FDA recommends, risking high blood pressure,...

Feb 19, 2020 | Categories: Health Information

Need to view your lab results? Want to cancel an appointment or request a prescription refill? 

You can do all this and more online through our Patient Portals, which you can access on the Saratoga Hospital website. Saratoga Hospital Patient Portal is a secure online health management tool that allows you to view your inpatient and outpatient medical information here at the hospital....

Apr 20, 2020 | Categories: Health Information

Our new 3 Tesla (3T) MRI, available at Saratoga Hospital’s Wilton campus, is good news for patients with certain prostate, neurological and joint conditions. The 3T MRI is twice as powerful as the 1.5T MRI that is the standard of care for most imaging procedures. 

So, what exactly is a 3T MRI? Well, T stands for Tesla, which refers to the strength of the magnetic field created by the...

Feb 19, 2020 | Categories: Health Information
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