Health

Steve Rigopoulos of Steve's Lettering works in his 2,000 square foot workshop. Rigopoulos is back to his regular working day after a long bout with Lyme disease dating back to 2011.

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 pain brought about by an undiagnosed case of Lyme Disease, finally getting back to business was a joy. “It wasn’t my choice,” said Rigopoulos about the time when he had to cut back on his sign business to accommodate a slower pace. “It wasn’t out of laziness. I missed it when I couldn’t do it. It was real tough. Fortunately, we didn’t lose anything,” he said, referring … 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 terrible or great year for ticks,” said Eaton, who has been working on a long-term … 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, they wander off in a new direction. Without leads, there is no way to make … 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

Bennington: Spreading a message, keeping the flame burning

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It was one of the first things the doctor talked about. Do you burn candles in the home? Being a candle lover, Roxanne Langlois of Bennington said yes. What she learned next would surprise her — the health … 0

Peterborough: Monadnock Community Hospital gets 3D mammography machine

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — While sitting at his desk with four computer monitors in front of him, Dr. Mark Luedke, director of radiology at Monadnock Community Hospital, uses the scroll bar on his computer mouse to view a patient’s entire … 0

Peterborough: Gosline named interim CEO of Colebrook hospital

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

After just a few months of retirement, former Monadnock Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Peter Gosline is back to work. Last week Gosline was introduced at the interim chief administrative officer for the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, a … 0

Jaffrey/Temple: Gala to support veterans with PTSD

Friday, May 2, 2014

A gala evening fundraiser will be held at the Shattuck Golf Club to help support Warrior Camp. Warrior Camp helps veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a clinical program designed to treat combat stress among veterans as well as active duty service members. The unique, … 0

Sharing the keys to a healthy life

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

“The mouth is the portal to the body,” says Louise Danforth, the program coordinator for the Monadnock Healthy Teeth to Toes program. “Dental care is crucial for children, but many kids don’t regularly see a dentist. We’re trying … 0

Peterborough: Six-week class for caregivers offered

Friday, May 2, 2014

Monadnock ServiceLink is registering participants for Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a free, six-week course designed to help family caregivers: 1) reduce personal stress; 2) effectively communicate their own needs so that they can remain healthy; and 3) better communicate needs of their loved ones to health care providers. … 0

Parent Wise: The ultimate job

Friday, May 2, 2014

Equal pay for mothers? No one could afford it. Our culture views the job of parenting as ordinary everyday nothing. Billions of women do it, it is required for the continuation of the culture and yet society doesn’t value it, pay for it, or even offer a tax … 0

Aging Concerns: Depression in the elderly

Friday, May 2, 2014

Older people should not expect to be prescribed the same antidepressant medication as younger people. What do I mean by “older people?”  People whom are in their seventies should not be on the same medication as their younger friends or family members. Research has indicated that Selective Serotonin … 0