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: Chamber forum on ACA, Wednesday

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Peterborough, Jaffrey and Rindge Chambers of Commere have banded together to present “Affordable Care Act Options in the Monadnock Region” with speakers Laura Gingras and Molly Lockwood from Monadnock Community Hospital. The presentation is Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Monadnock Country Club in Peterborough. … 0

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 … 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 … 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, … 0

Peterborough: Health officials prepare for virus

Monday, October 6, 2014

Although there is worry across the country about an Ebola virus outbreak erupting in the U.S., State Deputy Epidemiologist Elizabeth Talbot says it’s enterovirus D68 that should be more of a concern for New Hampshire. “Enterovirus D68 is circulating widely in our region,” Talbot said Monday, referring to … 0

ParentWise: The things we carry from the past

Friday, October 3, 2014

When I heard about Adrian Peterson’s switch-beating of his 4-year-old son, with all the gruesome details, I was filled with disgust. Then he claimed that he was brought up that way and he did it to teach his … 0

Peterborough: Making Strides Breast Cancer walk

Friday, October 3, 2014

The American Cancer Society will hold its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday at Depot Square in Peterborough. Registration will open at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. The event will … 0

Peterborough: Health workers win scholarships

Friday, October 3, 2014

Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services recently named the first recipients of the Barbara R. Duckett scholarships, which are awarded annually to HCS employees who are pursuing higher education in fields related to health care. The scholarships were awarded to Courtney Davis, LNA, who is working toward an … 0

Peterborough: New venue for wellness fest

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To promote healthy living, the Monadnock Rotary Club will be holding their 9th Annual Wellness Festival with a rock climbing wall, fitness demonstrations, and their renowned soup festival. The festival will be at the Peterborough Community Center at … 0

Peterborough doctor’s license suspended

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Peterborough podiatrist, with a second practice in Concord, was removed from the Monadnock Community Hospital staff after his state medical license was temporarily suspended, a hospital spokesperson said on Friday. Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke is charged with not having appropriate practices to control infection. “The [N.H. … 0