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  • An Author Writes About Dying – With Hospice Nearby September 21, 2017 - HYANNIS – When Rea Bochner received a call from her mother, Deborah Buckler, nine years ago saying she had terminal cancer, she put pen to paper and chronicled her mother’s journey over the subsequent six weeks until she died. Eight years later, she turned the notes into a memoir about her family, her own challenges […]
  • ‘Straightforward’ For The Surgeon, But ‘Amazing’ For The Patient September 20, 2017 - HYANNIS – Sturgis St. Peter appreciates history. He’s a native of Barnstable village and his family roots in the village go back to 1637, two years before the incorporation of the town of Barnstable. But he also appreciates technology – like a rocket-quick jet ski or the developments in heart surgery that saved his life. […]
  • Will Edelman’s Knee Injury Shorten His Career? September 19, 2017 - HYANNIS – One sudden move – sometimes that’s all it takes for an ACL to tear. “The majority of ACL injuries are non-contact, just like Patriots player Julian Edelman,” said orthopedic surgeon Leonard Remia, MD, of Cape Cod Orthopaedics. “He cut and pivoted and that was it. It’s unusual for patients to be subject to the kind of […]
  • When Terrors and Nightmares Invade Sleep September 18, 2017 - HYANNIS – The Hollywood movie, Step Brothers, has a scene where two adult stepbrothers are sleepwalking one night and raising havoc in the kitchen. They unknowingly raid the cabinets, empty the refrigerator, toss dishes and create an overall mess. The next morning, the mother finds her purse in the freezer and the couch pillows in […]
  • Globe Trotting of a Different Kind September 15, 2017 - HYANNIS – Renee DeMarsh, a Cape Cod Hospital emergency room registrar during the summer, is about to do something that really doesn’t even compute. She will be running seven marathons on sevencontinents in seven days. The 52-year-old mother of two, who lives in East Sandwich, is competing with 56 other runners in the 2018 World Marathon Challenge ®. They will have only […]
  • Leaving Your Wheelchair Behind on the Dock September 14, 2017 - HYANNIS – Over the summer, they came to a Hyannis dock from all kinds of backgrounds. Some had physical disabilities, some had cognitive challenges. Others were children being raised by grandparents or the children of military families. The one thing they had in common was a wish to have the experience of sailing on Cape […]
  • Lacing Up For a Good Cause – In Memory of a Legend September 13, 2017 - HYANNIS – Stephanie Scarpato started playing hockey when she was five years old and went on to become a standout player during her four years at Colby College. Throughout it all, her father, vascular surgeon Robert Scarpato, MD was one of her biggest supporters. He and her mother, Janet, traveled more than four hours from Cape […]
  • Revealed … The Dancing With the Docs Lineup for 2018 September 12, 2017 - HYANNIS – Everyone loves a sequel – and Dancing with the Docs Cape Cod will return in 2018. The gala event features nine local doctors, each dancing with an expert partner. The event raises funds for Cape Wellness Collaborative (CWC), a local nonprofit that gives free complementary, integrative therapies (including massage, acupuncture, Reiki and nutrition counseling) to […]
  • Meal Delivery Services: Convenient, But Healthy? September 6, 2017 - HYANNIS – In today’s busy world, a lot of families find it hard to find time to shop for groceries and cook healthy dinners. Many are turning to the new meal kit services that deliver all of the ingredients for a full meal right to your door. The kits come with glossy photos, recipe cards, and premeasured […]
  • A GPS System For The Lungs to Fight Cancer September 5, 2017 - HYANNIS – Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Part of the reason the death toll is so high is that in many cases lung cancer doesn’t present symptoms until it is in the later stages. Early diagnosis saves lives and a new […]
  • New Options For Fixing Double Chins – Without Surgery September 1, 2017 - HYANNIS – Are your once youthful lips not as full as they used to be? Do you have an extra chin that you suddenly noticed one day while looking in the mirror? You’re not the only one. Plumping lips and other lip fixes have proven to be the second fastest- growing facial procedure in the […]
  • Kayaking in Tune With Your Body August 31, 2017 - HYANNIS – With the Labor Day Weekend approaching, many of us look for activities that can still be done outside and constitute a legitimate workout. One sport that can be done in the summer season is ocean kayaking. The Cape has the advantage of offering a multitude of protected waterways and harbor temperatures that stay […]
  • Peter Scarafile: A Local Pharmacist’s Last Call August 31, 2017 - HYANNIS – What does Peter Scarafile, RPh, MS, director of Cape Cod Healthcare Pharmacies love about his job? Just about everything. “I love working at Cape Cod Hospital and I love living on Cape Cod,” said Scarafile. “When I took this job in 1975, it wasn’t going to be a temporary thing, but I don’t know that […]
  • Can You Avoid the Drag of Jet Lag? August 29, 2017 - HYANNIS – It’s 1 a.m. I’m awake. I’m very, very awake. I toss. I turn. I get a glass of milk. I toss and turn more. I plump my pillow, throw off the blanket, pull up the blanket, throw off the blanket. The dog sighs his irritation. Finally, I fall asleep, only to wake up […]
  • Where Special Kids Have Special Experiences August 25, 2017 - HYANNIS – Nine-year-old Bella from Cambridge has had 43 medical procedures and over 400 in-patient stays at Boston Children’s Hospital since her birth. She used to be completely wheelchair-bound, but this year she is actually walking, which makes her stay at Dream Day on Cape Cod in Brewster a much different experience than previous years, […]

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