Health

Greenville / New Ipswich / Wilton: Warmer temperatures, lower flows mark E. coli readings

Monday, August 31, 2015

Warmer temperatures and lower flows in the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers are producing generally expected seasonal E. coli readings in both rivers, according to the latest test done by the Souhegan Watershed Association. The Souhegan is a smaller river and reflects any pollution more quickly. The upper stretch of the river tested OK as far as Wilton, but from Wilton through Milford and Amherst E. coli counts were in the … 0

What not to say when the kids get home from school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five things never to ask your child right after school: “How was school today?” “What do you have for homework?” “When are you going to do your homework?” “What did you get on the test?” “What did you learn today?” You want to interact and make connection. Your kids do too, but not in the same way. You’ve missed them, you want to … 0

What to do when a loss leaves an empty nest emptier?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The purpose of parenting is to prepare our children to grow up into responsible and compassionate adults, able to go forth into the world and make a difference. We shed tears of joy and sorrow, we laugh so hard our sides hurt and we suffer years of sleep deprivation. The years fly by and suddenly your last child heads off to college. This … 0

Hospital raises funds for rehab center

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Heywood Hospital’s Golf Classic held on Aug. 17 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, raised $100,000 for the Gardner, Massachusetts based hospital. The funds will allow Heywood Healthcare to continue to move forward with critical mental health, suicide prevention and addiction service initiatives, including the recently approved plans for The Quabbin … 0

Peterborough: Health screenings available Sept. 18

Monday, August 31, 2015

Life Line Screening will hold screenings at Union Congregational Church, 33 Concord St., on Sept. 18. Residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required. Screenings can check for the level of plaque … 0

Peterborough: Brain injury group tonight at MCH

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Peterborough Brain Injury Group will meet tonight, the first Tuesday of the month, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Conference Room 1 & 2 at Monadnock Community Hospital. For more information, call Tom Badgley at 588-2979 … 0

Building healthy communities

Monday, August 31, 2015

Healthy Monadnock recently hosted a workshop for several community partners to help them improve engagement in the Monadnock Region. The workshop was led by ReThink Health, an innovative nationwide program that partners with regional leaders and peer organizations to help build healthier communities. The workshop guided attendees in … 0

Hancock / Rindge: Norway, Pearly ponds have algae blooms

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

High bacteria readings have been reported at beaches in Hancock and Rindge. Samples of lakes with public beaches and swimming areas are monitored by the state Department of Environmental Services. During testing last week, samples from the Hancock Town Beach on Norway Pond exceeded the state standard for … 0

Peterborough: Doctors talk MMJ pros and cons

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As the state readies its medical marijuana facilities, physicians are divided over recommending it to patients once it becomes available to them next year. Some welcome the new treatment option, while others plan to tread lightly. “It’s a frontier in healthcare,” said Dr. Terrance McNamara, a … 0

Peterborough: Medicinal pot plan aired out

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With the town’s approval in hand, a company expects to start growing medical marijuana in November in what is now a vacant warehouse in the Brookstone Business Center across the street from ConVal High School. John … 0

Peterborough: Medical pot plan will be heard tonight

Monday, August 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A company blazing ahead with plans to open a medical marijuana facility in the business park across the street from ConVal High School will seek support for the project from the Select Board today. ConVal School Board Chair Butch Estey said he had concerns about the … 0

Peterborough: Medical pot grow center takes root

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A company leasing space in the business park across the street from ConVal high school will go before selectmen Tuesday to seek support for a medicinal marijuana facility. According to Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of Concord, which signed a lease with the Brookstone Business Center, the … 2

Parent Wise: Fear — it’s what anger is all about

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“If only I didn’t get so angry!” Parents know their anger causes all sorts of problems—but what do you do about it? Fear is what provokes anger. And fear is where parents live a great deal of the … 0