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

Peterborough: Podiatrist suspension lifted

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A state podiatry board lifted its suspension of a Peterborough podiatrist’s license, after he complied with sanctions levied in a September ruling. The N.H. Board of Registration in Podiatry suspended Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke’s podiatry license in September because he continuously failed to adhere to infection control … 0

DONATIONS: Organizations giving to area food pantries

Monday, December 15, 2014

One in nine men, women, and children in New Hampshire are “food insecure,” according to Nancy Mellitt, director of development at The New Hampshire Food Bank. “These are folks that do not know where their next meal will … 0

Rindge: Fighting addiction

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bryan Cullinane was 19 years old. He was 40 pounds underweight. He had no job. He was homeless and living out of his truck. And, mostly, he didn’t care, because when he opened his eyes every morning, his … 0

Peterborough: Board levies sanctions on podiatrist

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A state podiatry board ordered a Peterborough podiatrist’s license remain suspended until he pays a sizable fine and completes an infection control course. The N.H. Board of Registration in Podiatry first suspended Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke’s podiatry license in September because he continuously failed to adhere to … 0

Dog Tales: Myth busting 101: Crate as time out and alpha rolling

Friday, November 28, 2014

Myth number one: Don’t use your dog’s crate as a punishment. The thought with this myth is that if you use your dog’s crate as a punishment location, a time out, the dog won’t like the crate. This … 0

Parent Wise: Avoiding the power struggle: Developing helpfulness

Friday, November 28, 2014

Many power struggles are fought over attempts to get our children to do what we expect in the name of learning to take responsibility. Too often our best intentions get derailed, and instead of teaching our children to … 0

Sustainable Steps: A healthful New Year: The benefits of cleansing

Friday, November 28, 2014

After a series of holiday parties, cookie baking and amazing holiday meals, many of us feel that the New Year is a great time to give our bodies a little break, do a cleanse and focus on our health. This is a great idea because in addition to … 0

Peterborough: Local hospital added to ACA exchange

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Last year, people by the thousands were applying for health insurance through the federal marketplace. Some were getting coverage for the first time. Others were switching enrollments to cash in on offered tax credits. But one downside to … 0

Peterborough: Purple hats given to MCH newborns as symbol of abuse prevention

Friday, November 28, 2014

We’ve all heard it. The newborn is crying and the new parent, barely awake and so frustrated, mutters, “What’s wrong?” There’s a common belief that if a baby won’t stop crying, it’s because something is wrong and the … 0

Peterborough: December changes for support group

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Peterborough Brain Injury Support Group is holding its annual Holiday Pot Luck gathering at Crotched Mountain’s Carter Hall on Dec. 12. The regular first Tuesday on the month support group meeting will not be held in December. Regular meetings will resume in January at The Monadnock Community … 0