Health

Peterborough: Medical pot plant size slows process

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — Registration for the company certified to grow medical marijuana here has been delayed as the firm prepares its facility, which is more than twice the size of any other in the state, said its CEO. “Our facility is the largest by far in the state,” said John Glowik of Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of New Hampshire. “In the long run, we will be able to meet any demands …

Hancock: Sober living home faces code hurdles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

HANCOCK — A coalition formed by two pastors must address a litany of building code violations before it can turn farmhouse buildings on Elmwood Road into sober living residences, said the Select Board and town officials Monday. “It’s a disaster,” said Charles Stevenson, the code enforcement officer. “From top to bottom, it’s a disaster.” Arthur Cernota, the farm owner, must either file a …

Peterborough: Hospice seeks volunteers

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

There’s a need for more hospice volunteers in the Peterborough area, according to Denise Tarquino, Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care’s volunteer coordinator for this part of the state. Compassus, a Tennessee-based, for-profit company, bought Life Choice Hospice in 2015 — the latter is same company that helped the late dairy farmer Paul Chabot, of Wilton, relive his days as a farmer at Pheasant …

Dog Tales: House training 101 for dogs, puppies

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Toilet training toddlers can be stressful. Some childcare centers won’t accept children unless they are using the toilet. Shopping of any kind can become a nightmare as your 3-year-old announces she has to go to the bathroom, which …

PARENT WISE: Prevention starts at home

Thursday, January 28, 2016

I am all for drug and alcohol prevention being taught in our schools and taught early. The article in the Ledger-Transcript on Jan. 11 forces us to take a cold, hard look at the problem we are facing-and, …

Health: 8 tips to boost your immune system

Friday, January 29, 2016

If you want to dodge that office cold that is going around, or if at this time of year you are vulnerable to colds and flu, a better diet can help. 1. Fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, many of …

Keene: ‘Raising NH’ film screens

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

“Raising New Hampshire: The Early Years” will be shown on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Keene Middle School Auditorium, 167 Maple Avenue. The film, a co-production of N.H. Public Television and the Endowment for Health, examines the importance of health, early learning, and family support. Inspired …

Wilton: Conscious breathing workshop on offer

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A workshop will be offered on “Conscious breathing” on Feb. 7, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hilltop Cafe, 195 Isaac Frye Highway. This form of meditation is helpful to still the mind, clear emotions, deeply relax and get awareness about oneself. Facilitator Lisa Jones has …

HCS community clinics in February

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Wellness nurse from Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services will be available at the following Nurse Is In clinics, where you can have your blood pressure checked and ask health questions. No appointment is necessary, and the service is provided free of charge to residents of all …

Wilton: Kundalini yoga and live music

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The program Kundalini Yoga and Live Music with special guests Alexandra Walker and Seth Chatfield will be held Tuesday from, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Forever Yoga, 51 Main St., Walker will carefully guide you through a Kundalini Yoga kriya and meditation. Chatfield will accompany the rhythm of …

Peterborough: Birchwood Therapy now at Summerhill

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Colleen O’Connell, M.S., OTR/L, CEO and owner of Birchwood Therapy Services LLC will be at the Memory Cafe at Summerhill Assisted Living on Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. to discuss the differences between utilizing the Medicare A benefit and the Medicare B benefit, and to share what private …

N.H. Immunization Program recognized

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Immunization Program recently received four awards for vaccination coverage from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Immunization Services Division. Three awards were for Outstanding Progress towards Healthy People 2020 goals in three categories: Children Aged 19-35 Months; Adolescents …

Jaffrey: Perfect just the way they are

Monday, January 25, 2016

When Melissa Hilton realized that her son Hunter was being isolated in the course of his school day, she knew exactly where to turn. “It was a very scary situation, and I didn’t know what to do,” said …