Health

ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it was anything but. By the time Hollander, a Peterborough resident, finished second in the tournament’s individual portion last Saturday, he had overcome all but one competitor, as well as the absence of a golf program at ConVal High School and an untimely case of Lyme disease with which he had been diagnosed in August 2013. The illness, spread by deer ticks, has a variety of symptoms — … 0

Business of health care: Large employers continue navigation of ACA

Monday, October 13, 2014

After a one year delay, large employers are faced with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Requirement, more commonly referred to as “pay or play.” Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, employers with more than 100 full-time employees must offer affordable health care coverage to 95 percent of their full-time employees and their dependents, or pay a penalty. The penalty is applied if any … 0

Jaffrey: Remembering Steven

Monday, October 6, 2014

There are a lot of good things to remember about his son, Steven, said Ron Smith. About how much he loved the outdoors and how talented he was with his hands, his avid sportsmanship and love of hunting, fishing, skateboarding and snowboarding. How he could walk into a kitchen and open a cabinet … 0

Dog Tales: Finding the right dog, for you and them

Friday, August 1, 2014

We don’t get to pick our family members. You are born into a family unit with all the history, traditions, warts and all. But our life partners are selected, carefully hopefully. We watch for red flags, such as … 0

Parent Wise: A new school year means new expectations

Thursday, August 28, 2014

As much as I hate to think of summer ending, it’s time to wrap our heads around the beginning of a new school year. To begin is to start or start again. A new start should not be … 0

Peterborough: Conversation on end of life planning

Thursday, August 28, 2014

How we want to spend the end of our life represents the most important conversation many people never have. Thinking about something either expected or unexpected happening to us or someone we care about is frightening, but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 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