Health

Concord: Anthem speaks on data security breach in N.H.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Editor’s note: this story is adapted from an article which appeared in Wednesday’s Concord Monitor. Almost four weeks after the insurer disclosed a massive nationwide data breach, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield released an initial estimate on the number of New Hampshire customers “impacted” by the cyberattack: 667,866. That figure, announced in a statement from Anthem yesterday afternoon, includes both current and former customers as far back as 2004. It … 0

New Ipswich: Benefit for cancer-stricken local

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

An auction and benefit dinner will be held Friday to benefit Lynda Swenson of New Ipswich. Swenson was diagnosed in January with a grade II diffuse astrocythoma, a cancerous tumor that starts in the brain and tends to remain there. She is currently being treated at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Swenson is an avid gardener who works … 0

Dog Tales: When dogs could be dogs

Thursday, January 29, 2015

When I hear myself say, “When I was young...,” I must admit it makes me feel old. Life is different now. When I was young, I had to walk two miles to school. Well, not really, but boy oh boy did that get the kids’ attention when they were younger. But seriously, when … 0

Parent Wise: Walking on eggshells or shell-shocked?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Ever feel that way? You try desperately to avoid the inevitable meltdown, the screaming “No!,” the next “I don’t have to and you can’t make me,” or the falling on the floor in a fit of tears, in … 0

Health: Has sugar become the new tobacco?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Some scientists believe that sugar has become the new tobacco. Last year, a major study published in JAMA Internal Medicine reported that a sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease, even if you aren’t … 0

Peterborough/Temple: ML

Monday, February 2, 2015

Steven Stanley of Temple is no stranger to the effects that cancer can have on a person’s life. Each year, when Performance Health and Fitness in Peterborough holds its annual “Pedal to End Cancer” in their indoor cycling … 0

A popular spin on cycling

Monday, February 2, 2015

Indoor cycling, or cycling on stationary bicycle equipment, commonly called “spinning” is an increasingly popular aerobic exercise that is beneficial for stamina and cardiovascular health. Steven Stanley, a certified spin instructor who teaches indoor cycling at Performance Health and Fitness, said in an interview Friday that spinning is … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 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