Health

Touchstone Farm in Temple is readying to begin theraputic veterans programs this fall.

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, they wander off in a new direction. Without leads, there is no way to make the animals do anything that they don’t want to do. Among the volunteers is Ret. Col. Rich Duncan of Nashua, who is assisting the farm with some of its program building. Occasionally, one of the two horses in the ring will approach him, or allow him to approach them, to give them … 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 the foundation work of building a really reliable recall. Owners will learn the most effective … 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 care jobs. So about a year and a half back, Ansaldo and a few others … 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

Senator Gilmour is honored for nursing excellence

Friday, June 27, 2014

Senator Peggy Gilmour of Hollis was a recipient of the prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2014 State Award for Excellence. She was honored at an awards ceremony and reception held during the AANP 2014 National Conference June … 0

Mascenic School District: What’s in a breath?

Monday, June 2, 2014

Mascenic Regional High School sophomore Briana Boulerice is getting down to the nitty gritty of what makes athletes tick. As part of an independent study she is conducting under the supervision of science teacher Mike Smith, Boulerice will … 0

Wilton: Ambulance honors members

Monday, June 2, 2014

Wilton Ambulance honored its members during an annual EMS Week Recognition Dinner on May 24. The dinner, held at the Steppingstone Lodge at Touchstone Farm in Temple, was held in honor of the service of the largely volunteer … 0

Keene/Peterborough: Healthy Start 5K to benefit HCS program

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Second Annual Healthy Start 5K to benefit the Maternal and Child Health Program at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services will be held on June 14 at 8:30 a.m. The race and walking events will start and finish at HCS’s 312 Marlboro St. office in Keene, featuring … 0

Peterborough: Stroke, Osteoporosis screenings at UCC

Friday, May 30, 2014

Residents living in and around the Peterborough community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Union Congregational Church will host Life Line Screening on June 10 at 33 Concord St. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular … 0

Rindge: FPU students help out at Boston Marathon

Friday, May 30, 2014

Two Franklin Pierce University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students volunteered their time and expertise in the Medical Tents at the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21. Jonathan Walton of Madison, Wis., and Matt Litchfield of Hopkinton, both … 0

Keene: Healthy Monadnock 2020 selected for national study

Friday, May 30, 2014

Cheshire County and the Monadnock region’s healthiest community initiative, Healthy Monadnock 2020, has been selected to participate in a national study of successful public health initiatives. Healthy Monadnock is one of 10 initiatives across the country chosen to participate in the University of Kentucky/College of Public Health in-depth … 0