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Health

ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it was anything but. By the time Hollander, a Peterborough resident, finished second in the tournament’s individual portion last Saturday, he had overcome all but one competitor, as well as the absence of a golf program at ConVal High School and an untimely case of Lyme disease with which he had been diagnosed in August 2013. The illness, spread by deer ticks, has a variety of symptoms — … 0

Business of health care: Large employers continue navigation of ACA

Monday, October 13, 2014

After a one year delay, large employers are faced with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Requirement, more commonly referred to as “pay or play.” Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, employers with more than 100 full-time employees must offer affordable health care coverage to 95 percent of their full-time employees and their dependents, or pay a penalty. The penalty is applied if any … 0

Jaffrey: Remembering Steven

Monday, October 6, 2014

There are a lot of good things to remember about his son, Steven, said Ron Smith. About how much he loved the outdoors and how talented he was with his hands, his avid sportsmanship and love of hunting, fishing, skateboarding and snowboarding. How he could walk into a kitchen and open a cabinet … 0

Peterborough: Health officials prepare for virus

Monday, October 6, 2014

Although there is worry across the country about an Ebola virus outbreak erupting in the U.S., State Deputy Epidemiologist Elizabeth Talbot says it’s enterovirus D68 that should be more of a concern for New Hampshire. “Enterovirus D68 is circulating widely in our region,” Talbot said Monday, referring to … 0

ParentWise: The things we carry from the past

Friday, October 3, 2014

When I heard about Adrian Peterson’s switch-beating of his 4-year-old son, with all the gruesome details, I was filled with disgust. Then he claimed that he was brought up that way and he did it to teach his … 0

Peterborough: Making Strides Breast Cancer walk

Friday, October 3, 2014

The American Cancer Society will hold its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday at Depot Square in Peterborough. Registration will open at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. The event will … 0

Peterborough: Health workers win scholarships

Friday, October 3, 2014

Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services recently named the first recipients of the Barbara R. Duckett scholarships, which are awarded annually to HCS employees who are pursuing higher education in fields related to health care. The scholarships were awarded to Courtney Davis, LNA, who is working toward an … 0

Peterborough: New venue for wellness fest

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To promote healthy living, the Monadnock Rotary Club will be holding their 9th Annual Wellness Festival with a rock climbing wall, fitness demonstrations, and their renowned soup festival. The festival will be at the Peterborough Community Center at … 0

Peterborough doctor’s license suspended

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Peterborough podiatrist, with a second practice in Concord, was removed from the Monadnock Community Hospital staff after his state medical license was temporarily suspended, a hospital spokesperson said on Friday. Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke is charged with not having appropriate practices to control infection. “The [N.H. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Eye surgery sought for 7-year-old

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dustin Allen Whitney-Bechard turned 7 last week, just a few days after he started a new year as a second-grader at Jaffrey Grade School. Although Dustin now lives in Rindge, he entered school in Jaffrey when his family … 0

Peterborough: Lending an ear

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hope Pettegrew of Hancock has never missed a Peterborough Players’ show. Even when her hearing started to fail in the 1990s, she soldiered on, still attending even when she was getting most of the dialogue from her husband … 0

Antrim/Peterborough: Making a splash with a cool challenge

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A line of 30 teachers and staff stand in a row in the parking lot of Great Brook Middle School in Antrim. At their feet sit buckets of varying size, each filled with water and — by now … 0

Getting in on the icy fun

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Having just watched dozens of people pour ice water on their heads, I’m not terribly keen to try it myself. But a challenge has been issued, and it’s a now or never moment. As the teachers of Great … 0