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Health

Charlotte Lasky of Dublin practices hula hooping in front of the Town House during the 2012 Wellness Festival.

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 25 Elm St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. A change from last year, the festival won’t be held in … 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. Board of Registration in Podiatry] found that Dr. Newcott’s practice, as currently operated, poses an … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Eye surgery sought for 7-year-old

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dustin Allen Whitney-Bechard turned 7 last week, just a few days after he started a new year as a second-grader at Jaffrey Grade School. Although Dustin now lives in Rindge, he entered school in Jaffrey when his family lived there and his mother, Crystal Bechard, is grateful that Jaffrey-Rindge School District administrators are … 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

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, … 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 … 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 … 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