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Health

New Ipswich / Greenville / Wilton: E. coli counts back to normal levels

Monday, July 20, 2015

E. coli counts in the Souhegan River have dropped to well below acceptable levels, after heavy rains earlier this month caused large spikes in Wilton, Greenville and New Ipswich. The Souhegan River, along with the Merrimack River, is tested twice a month by the Souhegan Watershed Association as part of its regular water quality testing program. Since the beginning of June, heavy rainstorms have preceded Tuesday morning tests. Heavy rains increase the bacteria levels in the rivers, leaving both rivers with generally unacceptable levels of E. coli during test times. Last week no rain preceded the tests and the E. coli levels were reduced. E. … 0

Wilton: Donors sought at marrow drive

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It takes two seconds. A swipe of a cotton swab on the inside of your cheek. But that simple act could help save a life. Wilton Ambulance is holding a drive to register potential bone marrow donors. The largest push behind the drive is EMT Jonathon Sweeney, who has a very personal connection to the cause. In 2012, Sweeney was swabbed himself in … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Weather a boon for ticks

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ticks — the moisture-loving, sometimes Lyme-disease-carrying insect — thrived in the Monadnock region in the wetter-than-normal June. “What’s good for them may not be quite so good for us,” said Alan Eaton, an entomologist at the University of New Hampshire entomologist and its integrated pest management coordinator. “It appears the two most common … 0

Healthy Monadnock receives award

Friday, May 29, 2015

Healthy Monadnock is one of 20 community networks nationwide to receive a Roadmaps to Health Action Award. The Action Awards are designed to strengthen the capacity of communities to make effective and lasting change and will be used to build on existing efforts to improve health. The existing … 0

Peterborough/Wilton: Foot care clinics set for this month

Friday, May 29, 2015

Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services is offering foot care clinics to residents of all area towns. A nurse will be on hand to offer basic foot care. There is a $20 charge for foot care services. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 1-800-541-4145, ext. … 0

Peterborough: Riding for cancer awareness

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jessica Nelson’s mother, Carol Heath, lost her nine-month fight with advanced colon cancer in July 2013. A month later, Nelson, a Peterborough resident, was on a run while she was visiting family in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Suddenly, droves of … 0

Peterborough: Fundraiser race is Sunday

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

$41 million. That’s how much the Pan-Mass Challenge — the Massachusetts cycling fundraiser — donated to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute last summer. The Nelson family of Peterborough raised $9,000 of that amount. They hope to raise the same amount this year, while also involving the community more. “I’m … 0

Caring for others, caring for ourselves

Thursday, April 30, 2015

We recognize our school nurses by celebrating National School Nurse Day on Wednesday, as a way to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. The theme this year is “School Nurses: Caring for Others. Caring for Ourselves.” Parents should be able … 0

Parent Wise: Self-care for mom is currency for children

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Cards and flowers are always nice, especially when your children have something to do with it. Or maybe that’s the day when your child doesn’t yell “You’re not my mother, and … 0

Dog Tales: The Matching Law: Use it to your advantage

Friday, May 1, 2015

Animal training is a science. No one argues that 2 + 2 = 4, yet dog trainers have so many ways to train dogs it’s an industry joke. Ask five dog trainers how to teach a dog to … 0

Keene: Healthy Starts 5K Run/Walk Saturday

Friday, May 1, 2015

The third annual Healthy Starts 5K Run/Walk event is Saturday at 9 a.m. at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services. The 3.1 mile course starts and finishes at HCS’s Keene office at 312 Marlboro St. The course is a mostly flat loop through residential areas and the bike … 0

Francestown: Register for annual spring blood drive

Friday, May 1, 2015

Francestown’s annual spring blood drive will be held on Monday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Francestown Elementary School. Appointments are recommended. Please schedule at redcrossblood.org or via phone at 1-800-733-2767. Walk-in donors are also welcome. To confirm medical eligibility, please call the Red Cross at 1-800-462-9400 and … 0

Over 55: Life filled to the brim

Monday, April 27, 2015

The last of the baby boomers have turned 50, and with that, comes a new set of challenges. One of them is maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. But being active isn’t just keeping up with physical activity … 0