Health

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 offer diverse ways of making space for … 0

Keene: Manual about blood pressure now available

Friday, February 27, 2015

In recognition of American Heart Month, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services are pleased to announce the release of “Ten Steps for Improving Blood Pressure Control in New Hampshire: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Community Partners.” This guide details how clinicians and communities can work together to improve hypertension. The New Hampshire Million Hearts … 0

Concord: Anthem speaks on data security breach in N.H.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Editor’s note: this story is adapted from an article which appeared in Wednesday’s Concord Monitor. Almost four weeks after the insurer disclosed a massive nationwide data breach, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield released an initial estimate on the number of New Hampshire customers “impacted” by the cyberattack: 667,866. That figure, announced in a statement from Anthem yesterday afternoon, includes both current and former … 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

Bennington: Blood drive planned Dec. 26 at Pierce

Monday, December 22, 2014

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at Pierce Elementary School on Dec. 26, from 1 to p.m. Donors must weigh 110 pounds or more, be 17 years of age or 16 with parental consent. Because less than 5 percent of the population gives blood, … 0

Rindge: The tough choice to intervene

Monday, December 22, 2014

It was the early hours of the morning, and Bryan Cullinane was riding in the passenger seat of his mother’s car. She seemed focused on the road, not looking at him, in a hurry to get home, where … 0