Health

PETERBOROUGH: MCH joining ACA fray

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Area residents who were interested in signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year had to make a choice. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only insurance company offering plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, did not include Monadnock Community Hospital in its network of providers. So anyone looking to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act might have had to switch doctors or … 0

Jaffrey: Coping with illness as patient, caretaker

Monday, August 4, 2014

“But you don’t look sick” is one of the phrases that Kristin Camp of Jaffrey hears often. It’s one of the frustrations of living with what Kristin refers to as an “invisible illness.” But Kristin said she needs constant help to get through her day with the persistent pain that comes with the … 0

Dog Tales: Thor — he was the best dog, ever

Friday, August 1, 2014

I’d like to tell you that I will be graceful, that I won’t cry, that I can handle doggie old age, but that would be a lie. I can’t. Of course the reality is, if you are living with an aging dog, you have to deal with their old age, right? What choice … 0

Keene: Free acupuncture day set for Aug. 12

Friday, August 1, 2014

On Aug. 12, Cup of Life Healing Center will host a free acupuncture day. New patients can visit the clinic and try acupuncture. Free mini-acupuncture treatments of 20 minutes each will be given from 3 p.m. to 7 pm. Patients will be treated in recliners, in a relaxed, … 0

Keene: Diabetes walk takes place on Sept. 20

Friday, August 1, 2014

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is pleased to announce the third annual Cheshire Stepping Out for Diabetes walk on Sept. 20. The 2-plus mile walk begins and ends at the hospital, following Court Street sidewalks to Central Square and back. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. at the Court Street … 0

Jaffrey: Living with Lyme: a struggle and a success

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

JAFFREY — Not many people would be happy about the opportunity to get back to 10-hour days at work. But for Steve Rigopoulos, owner of Steve’s Lettering in Jaffrey, who spent several years struggling with crippling fatigue and … 0

ML: Moist weather means more ticks

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A moist summer has made ideal conditions for the local tick population to thrive, according to Alan Eaton, a specialist in entymology with the UNH Cooperative Extension. “As to this year, depending on your viewpoint, either been a … 0

Getting in touch with what’s inside

Monday, July 21, 2014

TEMPLE — In one of the paddocks of Touchstone Farm in Temple, two black horses trot, free of bridle or saddle. Some volunteers approach them. Sometimes, the horses allow them to come close for a pat. Other times, … 0

Peterborough: Dog obedience classes to be offered

Friday, June 27, 2014

Dog Obedience Classes, sponsored by the Peterborough Recreation Department, are scheduled for July and August with instructor Erica Marshall at the Community Center. A Recall Focus Class will be held Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning July 22 through Aug. 12. This four week class focuses solely on … 0

Lyndeborough/Peterborough: Cooking up a healthy solution

Monday, June 30, 2014

Although she’s a licensed dietician, Amy Ansaldo sometimes found it challenging to find healthy food to have for lunch at work. It’s a problem that was shared by several of her friends, many of whom work in health … 0

Parent Wise: Let kids be kids in the summertime

Friday, June 27, 2014

With the long-structured school days behind them for the next two months, children have their sought after freedom from constant direction and the pressure of adult time schedules. Unless they don’t. Free time Many children will experience the … 0

State urges private well users to test water

Friday, June 27, 2014

In light of a study released by the U.S. Geological Survey earlier today, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services urges everyone with a private well to test their water. The USGS study found that 80,000 residents in Hillsborough, Rockingham and Strafford counties alone may have unhealthy levels … 0

Greenfield: Mark Clark joins Crotched

Friday, June 27, 2014

Mark Clark, physician assistant, joined the staff at the Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital in 2014. Clark came to the Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital from Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, where he managed chronic medical conditions and co-morbidities, and … 0