Health

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 cyanobacteria. Readings taken at Pearly Pond on the University Drive beach during two separate days last week showed fecal bacteria in excess … 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 pain physician at Monadnock Community Hospital. McNamara is concerned about the lack of extensive research … 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 Glowik, the CEO of Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of Concord, spoke Tuesday during a public … 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

Dog Tales: Dogs are dogs and humans are humans

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I’m telling you, your dog is not sorry he pooped on your bed. Recently I was working with a client who has such a lovely adolescent dog I’m not sure why she called me. He lies around the … 0

Peterborough: Acupuncture finds followers

Monday, August 3, 2015

Mitty Ticknor was tired of feeling achy and dragged down by her rheumatoid arthritis, and tired of the major side effects that she was experiencing trying to manage her pain with prescription drugs. So, despite a childhood fear … 0

Peterborough: New advice: ‘Exercise and call me in the morning’

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Exercise. It’s vital to staying healthy. But, nearly 80 percent of adult Americans don’t exercise enough, according to a 2013 Center for Disease Control survey. This study was enough to move Monadnock Community Hospital to try … 0

Greenville / New Ipswich / Wilton: E. coli counts up after heavy rains

Monday, August 3, 2015

After large rainstorms last week, E. coli counts in the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers are up again this week, leaving swimmers cautioned against taking a dip to cool off in the August heat. The Souhegan River had very high bacteria counts when tested by the Souhegan Watershed Association … 0

New Ipswich / Greenville / Wilton: E. coli counts back to normal levels

Monday, July 20, 2015

E. coli counts in the Souhegan River have dropped to well below acceptable levels, after heavy rains earlier this month caused large spikes in Wilton, Greenville and New Ipswich. The Souhegan River, along with the Merrimack River, is … 0

Wilton: Donors sought at marrow drive

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It takes two seconds. A swipe of a cotton swab on the inside of your cheek. But that simple act could help save a life. Wilton Ambulance is holding a drive to register potential bone marrow donors. The largest push behind the drive is EMT Jonathon Sweeney, who … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Weather a boon for ticks

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ticks — the moisture-loving, sometimes Lyme-disease-carrying insect — thrived in the Monadnock region in the wetter-than-normal June. “What’s good for them may not be quite so good for us,” said Alan Eaton, an entomologist at the University of … 0