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The Power of Choice: One Woman’s Breast Health Journey

Anna Jaques Hospital Breast Care Center

Nancy Jones of Salisbury will never forget December 4, 2015 at 12:04. “Everything froze – my thoughts, my emotions. I felt like I was watching a movie.”

Doctor: “How are you doing?”  

Nancy: “You tell me.”

Doctor:  “Nancy, we found cancer.”

Nancy was talking to Peter Hartmann, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the Gerrish Breast Care Center at Anna Jaques Hospital, which is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital.

Healthy Eating Habits for Your Children

Things To Do at Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, Boston's North Shore

The vegetable your child tolerates today may be old news tomorrow. Their eating habits are unpredictable and that’s normal. Your eating habits and the way you speak about food, however, are major influences in forming their life-long habits.

It’s important to teach children that you eat to fuel your body and your brain. Marit Pywell, RDN, CDE, a nutritionist at Anna Jaques Hospital, shared 7 habits that will have you feeling great while leaving a lasting impression on the kids. Prepare your meal schedule and the meals for your family with these tips in mind.

Be Proactive with Your Breast Health, Schedule a 3D Mammogram

Anna Jaques Hospital Breast Care Center

A simple itch revealed a strange lump in Annemarie Morris’s breast. Annemarie wasn’t in the habit of performing monthly self-breast exams though she was diligent about having routine mammograms
and visiting her gynecologist. Like many women who don’t have a family history of breast cancer, she wasn’t concerned about her risk.

Though she did consult with her husband in the morning and together they decided she would call her gynecologist, Dr. Susan C. Newhouse at Women’s Health Care. Annemarie was seen the same day and scheduled for an ultrasound that afternoon. The next day, she had a mammogram and biopsy.

“All of this was completed within two days from my initial phone call,” explained Annemarie. “I didn’t worry over the weekend. I’m a pretty optimistic person. I didn’t consider that I could have a cancerous tumor.
I figured that worst case scenario it was a cyst and I may need surgery.”

Anna Jaques Hospital Brings Women’s Health to the Forefront

Anna Jaques Hospital Breast Care Team and Center

Anna Jaques Hospital Brings Women’s Health to the Forefront
Invests $1.5 Million in Breast Health Technology and Earns Prestigious Certification from American College of Surgeons

When it comes down to it, women often let their health take a backseat. Routine health care needs, such as breast exams, often get lost in the crazy shuffle of caring for your families, working, managing the kids busy schedules and everything in between.

At Anna Jaques, the caregivers want to make it easy for you to stay on schedule with routine mammograms.
Early detection is critical to survival. To stay ahead of breast cancer, it is important to assess and manage your personal risk.

From Farm to Table: Making A Farmer’s Market Meal

Anna Jaques Hospital Nutrition

From Farm to Table: Making A Farmer’s Market Meal

There’s something almost magical about a Farmers Market…the atmosphere, the anticipation of seeing which delicious and nutritious foods are available, and the promise of whipping up an amazing farm-fresh meal when you get home. Seasonal fruits and veggies as well as specialty foods such as breads, cheese and pasta are often available at area markets. You can create simple meals rich in flavor like the one-pot veggie pasta recipe below.

Anna Jaques proudly supports The Newburyport Farmers’ Market year-round. Visit for upcoming dates and locations.  

Hayrides at Maudslay

Come Explore Maudslay State Park on a FREE hayride!

Enjoy a hayride as you journey thru the park and along the river, to appreciate the rosebay rhododendrons as they exhibit their beauty. All programs sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Meet in the field across from the parking lot. For all ages. An adult must accompany children 12 & under.

Sunday, June 26, 2016 10am-2pm

Imagine, Sing, & Learn 6C: Hermits, Sea Stars & Snails

What lives in the tidal pools?  find out at Joppa Flats Education Center!

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler who loves animals. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an electronic goody bag!

Friday, June 24, 2016 10-11:30am

Candy Sushi for Teens at NPL

Teens and tweens are invited to come make candy sushi at the Newburyport Public Library

Newburyport Public Library invites tweens and teens to stop by the library and make “sushi” – made with rice cereal treats and different candies. Use your imagination and see what crazy combinations you can come up with! No sign-ups necessary. Create beautiful and edible candy sushi! We'll provide all the supplies you'll need, as well as a take home box and some chopsticks.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 3-4PM

See, Think & Wonder Walks: March in the Maritime Forest at Hellcat Swamp

A heron stalks prey at the PArker River Wildlife Sanctuary

In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy. In this session we'll be exploring the Hellcat Swamp at the Gingerbread Contest & Gingerbread Express.

Thursday, March 30, 3017 2-3:30 pm


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