Health

Dress in Blue Day is Friday

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Please join me and wear blue tomorrow, Dress in Blue Day, to increase awareness of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer, or cancer in the colon or rectum, is the second leading cause of cancer death and the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. I first asked you to join me four years ago, when I shared my story of being diagnosed with rectal cancer. I offered my story because I wanted to start a conversation about colorectal cancer and the importance of colonoscopies. I understand that it’s not easy to talk about something so private, but it’s necessary. I’m at my five-year cancer-free … 0

Jaffrey: Forum on drug use Tuesday

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

On March 10 from 4 to 6 p.m., the Jaffrey Civic Center will host a discussion on drug use in our towns. Terry Choate will be discussing the extent of the drug problem in the area, recognizing signs of both addiction and distribution of drugs, rising up as a community to deal with the problem, and the nature of addiction and addicts (good … 0

Rindge: Prayer Garden open March 8-10

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Prayer and Meditation Garden will be open to the general public March 8-10 at the First Congregational Church in Rindge. The Prayer Garden offers participants a unique opportunity to explore their relationship with the Divine by reflecting on beauty, gratitude, transformation, prayer, peace, love and the breath of life. Each of the stations in the garden will incorporate reflections and exercises that … 0

Peterborough: Playing her part in the fight against Ebola

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

In 2014, an outbreak of the Ebola virus — a virus that can lead to a hemorrhagic fever — claimed the lives of 7,095 worldwide by Dec. 31, according to the World Health Organization. In an effort to … 0

Parent Wise: Five don’ts of effective careers — oh, and parenting, too

Friday, January 2, 2015

Instead of telling you what to add for the new year, I’m going to tell you what to avoid. I saw a Business Insider article about the five behaviors that may be killing your career. As I read them, I realized that the same holds true in parenting. … 0

Health: How to stick with your New Year’s resolutions

Friday, January 2, 2015

One in three Americans resolved to better themselves in 2014 and the vast majority of resolutions were about health. Unfortunately, at the six month point, 54 percent of those folks who had good intentions had already given up! … 0

Dog Tales: On dealing with traumatized dogs

Friday, January 2, 2015

Today in America there are 83 million dogs living in homes. Some of them have suffered severe psychological trauma. These dogs are different than the under-socialized dogs, or the dogs that are genetically nervous or shy. Being afraid of men or the vacuum cleaner is generally a sign … 0

In the lab: Science experiment leads to discovery

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jason Pelletieri, an assistant professor of biology at Keene State College, never expected a groundbreaking scientific discovery to come out of one of his general education classes. Well, that’s what happened about four years ago when several of … 0

Peterborough: Nutrition open house planned

Friday, January 2, 2015

A free presentation, “A New Year: A New You in 2015,” will be held at Smart Nutrition, 20 Grove St. on Jan. 14. Ruth Clark, a registered dietitian/nutritionist, will focus on the top 15 heath tips that can make a huge difference in the new year. Healthy refreshments … 0

Keene: Acupuncture to be offered free, Jan. 13

Monday, January 5, 2015

On Jan. 13, Cup of Life Healing Center in Keene will host a free acupuncture day, where new patients can visit the clinic and try acupuncture. Free 20-minute mini-acupuncture treatments will be given on a first-come, first-served basis from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Patients will be treated … 0

Swanzey: “Fill the Kennel’ campaign brings in donations

Monday, January 5, 2015

The annual Fast Friends’ “Fill the Kennel” campaign was successful this year, with the entire community responding to the request for supplies, ranging from laundry detergent to dog biscuits. In the photo, Jessica Sparks of Fast Friends sits … 0

Keene: Yoga event to benefit Hospice

Monday, January 5, 2015

All residents of Peterborough and surrounding towns are invited to attend YogaWeekend, set for Jan. 24, and Jan. 25 at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St., in Keene. YogaWeekend is an opportunity for those new to yoga, as well as more experienced students, to try … 0

Peterborough: Hospital finishes 2014 ahead

Monday, December 29, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — For Monadnock Community Hospital, a $73 million a year nonprofit organization, finishing their 2014 fiscal year with a $1 million operating margin is celebratory news. And yet, hospital officials remain wary of its future. Because of … 0