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

Jaffrey/Temple: Gala to support veterans with PTSD

Friday, May 2, 2014

A gala evening fundraiser will be held at the Shattuck Golf Club to help support Warrior Camp. Warrior Camp helps veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a clinical program designed to treat combat stress among veterans as well as active duty service members. The unique, … 0

Sharing the keys to a healthy life

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

“The mouth is the portal to the body,” says Louise Danforth, the program coordinator for the Monadnock Healthy Teeth to Toes program. “Dental care is crucial for children, but many kids don’t regularly see a dentist. We’re trying … 0

Peterborough: Six-week class for caregivers offered

Friday, May 2, 2014

Monadnock ServiceLink is registering participants for Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a free, six-week course designed to help family caregivers: 1) reduce personal stress; 2) effectively communicate their own needs so that they can remain healthy; and 3) better communicate needs of their loved ones to health care providers. … 0

Parent Wise: The ultimate job

Friday, May 2, 2014

Equal pay for mothers? No one could afford it. Our culture views the job of parenting as ordinary everyday nothing. Billions of women do it, it is required for the continuation of the culture and yet society doesn’t value it, pay for it, or even offer a tax … 0

Aging Concerns: Depression in the elderly

Friday, May 2, 2014

Older people should not expect to be prescribed the same antidepressant medication as younger people. What do I mean by “older people?”  People whom are in their seventies should not be on the same medication as their younger friends or family members. Research has indicated that Selective Serotonin … 0

Q&A: Pet health, outdoors

Friday, May 2, 2014

Editor’s note: Due to some omissions in a Q&A in the April 22 HealthFirst, we are running this column by Dr. Charles DeVinne. Spring is an important season for pet owners as animals become eager to spend more time outdoors. The following is intended to help spread awareness … 0

Keene: Special education, film event at Antioch

Friday, April 18, 2014

“The Spirit of Inclusion: Holistic Special Education” will be held at Antioch University New England on Thursday, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. It is free and open to the public. The event, sponsored by AUNE’s Education Department, will feature the film “Including Samuel,” as … 0

Peterborough: MCH participates in bike tour

Friday, May 2, 2014

Team Orange members, which include a Monadnock Community Hospital group, will once again participate in Breathe New Hampshire’s Annual Seacoast Bike Tour by logging their exercise sessions during hospital-based or home-based rehabilitation. Participants are encouraged to achieve their personal exercise goals while being part of a larger statewide … 0

Keene: Running analysis at Cheshire Medical

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Farnum Rehabilitation Center at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene now has a new Running Gait Analysis program for those who want to improve their running efficiency and reduce the stresses associated with improper running technique. Led by Maria Oberlander, physical therapist with graduate training in biomechanics and exercise … 0

Lyndeborough: A friend in need

Monday, March 31, 2014

For Dan Taylor, it was a waiting game. His kidneys had been failing for more than a year. He was on the list for a kidney transplant, but was looking at a waiting list of three to five … 0