Health

Peterborough: Podiatrist suspension lifted

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A state podiatry board lifted its suspension of a Peterborough podiatrist’s license, after he complied with sanctions levied in a September ruling. The N.H. Board of Registration in Podiatry suspended Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke’s podiatry license in September because he continuously failed to adhere to infection control standards. Newcott practiced podiatry in Peterborough, along with Concord and New London. Last month, the board ruled that Newcott’s license would remain … 0

DONATIONS: Organizations giving to area food pantries

Monday, December 15, 2014

One in nine men, women, and children in New Hampshire are “food insecure,” according to Nancy Mellitt, director of development at The New Hampshire Food Bank. “These are folks that do not know where their next meal will come from,” Mellitt said in a Friday interview. The organization, a nonprofit program of Catholic … 0

Rindge: Fighting addiction

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bryan Cullinane was 19 years old. He was 40 pounds underweight. He had no job. He was homeless and living out of his truck. And, mostly, he didn’t care, because when he opened his eyes every morning, his first and most pressing concern was getting heroin so he could get high and avoid … 0

Peterborough: Board levies sanctions on podiatrist

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A state podiatry board ordered a Peterborough podiatrist’s license remain suspended until he pays a sizable fine and completes an infection control course. The N.H. Board of Registration in Podiatry first suspended Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke’s podiatry license in September because he continuously failed to adhere to … 0

Dog Tales: Myth busting 101: Crate as time out and alpha rolling

Friday, November 28, 2014

Myth number one: Don’t use your dog’s crate as a punishment. The thought with this myth is that if you use your dog’s crate as a punishment location, a time out, the dog won’t like the crate. This … 0

Parent Wise: Avoiding the power struggle: Developing helpfulness

Friday, November 28, 2014

Many power struggles are fought over attempts to get our children to do what we expect in the name of learning to take responsibility. Too often our best intentions get derailed, and instead of teaching our children to … 0

Sustainable Steps: A healthful New Year: The benefits of cleansing

Friday, November 28, 2014

After a series of holiday parties, cookie baking and amazing holiday meals, many of us feel that the New Year is a great time to give our bodies a little break, do a cleanse and focus on our health. This is a great idea because in addition to … 0

Peterborough: Local hospital added to ACA exchange

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Last year, people by the thousands were applying for health insurance through the federal marketplace. Some were getting coverage for the first time. Others were switching enrollments to cash in on offered tax credits. But one downside to … 0

Peterborough: Purple hats given to MCH newborns as symbol of abuse prevention

Friday, November 28, 2014

We’ve all heard it. The newborn is crying and the new parent, barely awake and so frustrated, mutters, “What’s wrong?” There’s a common belief that if a baby won’t stop crying, it’s because something is wrong and the … 0

Peterborough: December changes for support group

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Peterborough Brain Injury Support Group is holding its annual Holiday Pot Luck gathering at Crotched Mountain’s Carter Hall on Dec. 12. The regular first Tuesday on the month support group meeting will not be held in December. Regular meetings will resume in January at The Monadnock Community … 0

Parent Wise: Entitlement: The byproduct of indulgent parenting

Friday, October 31, 2014

‘These kids today” are the words out of every older generation, referring to the next generation. It’s hard to accept change. Every generation thinks they got it right, and now the youth are messing around with the status … 0

Temple: Superhero midwives run for Children’s Hospital

Friday, October 31, 2014

Cynthia “Cindy” Dunleavy of Temple and Sherry Stevens of Meredith don’t often have the freedom to go on long runs. Both New Hampshire Certified Midwives, the two are constantly on-call, and need to be ready at a moment’s … 0

Peterborough: Essential oils talk at Library Nov. 20

Friday, October 31, 2014

Have you ever been curious about essential oils and how they are used? The Peterborough Town Library will offer an informational workshop on the benefits of essential oils on Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall. Learn about basic recipes, storage, benefits to physical wellness, aroma … 0