Health

Rindge: Drug use affects everyone around the user

Friday, January 23, 2015

Drug use isn’t something that solely affects the user — it’s a disease which touches everyone in their life, explained Amelie Gooding, the program director of the Keene chapter of the Phoenix House. Phoenix House is a nonprofit substance-abuse treatment agency with 45 programs and facilities throughout New England, including ones in Keene and Dublin. The program provides social detoxification, residential and outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents, and aftercare … 0

Peterborough/Dublin: New documentary challenges parenting styles

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

When you have a toddler, every day can feel like a struggle, every small decision like a fight. But what if parenting didn’t have to be that way? That’s a question posed by one filmmaker in her new documentary, “Taking Our Places.” And, two local women are helping answer that question. “Taking Our … 0

Peterborough: Playing her part in the fight against Ebola

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

In 2014, an outbreak of the Ebola virus — a virus that can lead to a hemorrhagic fever — claimed the lives of 7,095 worldwide by Dec. 31, according to the World Health Organization. In an effort to stifle the virus from ravaging western Africa, where it originated, the U.S. has deployed 4,000 … 0

Parent Wise: Five don’ts of effective careers — oh, and parenting, too

Friday, January 2, 2015

Instead of telling you what to add for the new year, I’m going to tell you what to avoid. I saw a Business Insider article about the five behaviors that may be killing your career. As I read them, I realized that the same holds true in parenting. … 0

Health: How to stick with your New Year’s resolutions

Friday, January 2, 2015

One in three Americans resolved to better themselves in 2014 and the vast majority of resolutions were about health. Unfortunately, at the six month point, 54 percent of those folks who had good intentions had already given up! … 0

Dog Tales: On dealing with traumatized dogs

Friday, January 2, 2015

Today in America there are 83 million dogs living in homes. Some of them have suffered severe psychological trauma. These dogs are different than the under-socialized dogs, or the dogs that are genetically nervous or shy. Being afraid of men or the vacuum cleaner is generally a sign … 0

In the lab: Science experiment leads to discovery

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jason Pelletieri, an assistant professor of biology at Keene State College, never expected a groundbreaking scientific discovery to come out of one of his general education classes. Well, that’s what happened about four years ago when several of … 0

Peterborough: Nutrition open house planned

Friday, January 2, 2015

A free presentation, “A New Year: A New You in 2015,” will be held at Smart Nutrition, 20 Grove St. on Jan. 14. Ruth Clark, a registered dietitian/nutritionist, will focus on the top 15 heath tips that can make a huge difference in the new year. Healthy refreshments … 0

Keene: Acupuncture to be offered free, Jan. 13

Monday, January 5, 2015

On Jan. 13, Cup of Life Healing Center in Keene will host a free acupuncture day, where new patients can visit the clinic and try acupuncture. Free 20-minute mini-acupuncture treatments will be given on a first-come, first-served basis from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Patients will be treated … 0

Swanzey: “Fill the Kennel’ campaign brings in donations

Monday, January 5, 2015

The annual Fast Friends’ “Fill the Kennel” campaign was successful this year, with the entire community responding to the request for supplies, ranging from laundry detergent to dog biscuits. In the photo, Jessica Sparks of Fast Friends sits … 0

Keene: Yoga event to benefit Hospice

Monday, January 5, 2015

All residents of Peterborough and surrounding towns are invited to attend YogaWeekend, set for Jan. 24, and Jan. 25 at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St., in Keene. YogaWeekend is an opportunity for those new to yoga, as well as more experienced students, to try … 0

Peterborough: Hospital finishes 2014 ahead

Monday, December 29, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — For Monadnock Community Hospital, a $73 million a year nonprofit organization, finishing their 2014 fiscal year with a $1 million operating margin is celebratory news. And yet, hospital officials remain wary of its future. Because of … 0

Bennington: Blood drive planned Dec. 26 at Pierce

Monday, December 22, 2014

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at Pierce Elementary School on Dec. 26, from 1 to p.m. Donors must weigh 110 pounds or more, be 17 years of age or 16 with parental consent. Because less than 5 percent of the population gives blood, … 0