Health

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 its network of providers. So anyone looking to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act might have had to switch doctors or … 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 constant help to get through her day with the persistent pain that comes with the … 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 with an aging dog, you have to deal with their old age, right? What choice … 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

Mascenic School District: What’s in a breath?

Monday, June 2, 2014

Mascenic Regional High School sophomore Briana Boulerice is getting down to the nitty gritty of what makes athletes tick. As part of an independent study she is conducting under the supervision of science teacher Mike Smith, Boulerice will … 0

Wilton: Ambulance honors members

Monday, June 2, 2014

Wilton Ambulance honored its members during an annual EMS Week Recognition Dinner on May 24. The dinner, held at the Steppingstone Lodge at Touchstone Farm in Temple, was held in honor of the service of the largely volunteer … 0

Keene/Peterborough: Healthy Start 5K to benefit HCS program

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Second Annual Healthy Start 5K to benefit the Maternal and Child Health Program at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services will be held on June 14 at 8:30 a.m. The race and walking events will start and finish at HCS’s 312 Marlboro St. office in Keene, featuring … 0

Peterborough: Stroke, Osteoporosis screenings at UCC

Friday, May 30, 2014

Residents living in and around the Peterborough community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Union Congregational Church will host Life Line Screening on June 10 at 33 Concord St. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular … 0

Rindge: FPU students help out at Boston Marathon

Friday, May 30, 2014

Two Franklin Pierce University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students volunteered their time and expertise in the Medical Tents at the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21. Jonathan Walton of Madison, Wis., and Matt Litchfield of Hopkinton, both … 0

Keene: Healthy Monadnock 2020 selected for national study

Friday, May 30, 2014

Cheshire County and the Monadnock region’s healthiest community initiative, Healthy Monadnock 2020, has been selected to participate in a national study of successful public health initiatives. Healthy Monadnock is one of 10 initiatives across the country chosen to participate in the University of Kentucky/College of Public Health in-depth … 0

Bennington: Spreading a message, keeping the flame burning

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It was one of the first things the doctor talked about. Do you burn candles in the home? Being a candle lover, Roxanne Langlois of Bennington said yes. What she learned next would surprise her — the health … 0

Peterborough: Monadnock Community Hospital gets 3D mammography machine

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — While sitting at his desk with four computer monitors in front of him, Dr. Mark Luedke, director of radiology at Monadnock Community Hospital, uses the scroll bar on his computer mouse to view a patient’s entire … 0

Peterborough: Gosline named interim CEO of Colebrook hospital

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

After just a few months of retirement, former Monadnock Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Peter Gosline is back to work. Last week Gosline was introduced at the interim chief administrative officer for the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, a … 0