Health

ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it was anything but. By the time Hollander, a Peterborough resident, finished second in the tournament’s individual portion last Saturday, he had overcome all but one competitor, as well as the absence of a golf program at ConVal High School and an untimely case of Lyme disease with which he had been diagnosed in August 2013. The illness, spread by deer ticks, has a variety of symptoms — … 0

Business of health care: Large employers continue navigation of ACA

Monday, October 13, 2014

After a one year delay, large employers are faced with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Requirement, more commonly referred to as “pay or play.” Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, employers with more than 100 full-time employees must offer affordable health care coverage to 95 percent of their full-time employees and their dependents, or pay a penalty. The penalty is applied if any … 0

Jaffrey: Remembering Steven

Monday, October 6, 2014

There are a lot of good things to remember about his son, Steven, said Ron Smith. About how much he loved the outdoors and how talented he was with his hands, his avid sportsmanship and love of hunting, fishing, skateboarding and snowboarding. How he could walk into a kitchen and open a cabinet … 0

Getting in touch with what’s inside

Monday, July 21, 2014

TEMPLE — In one of the paddocks of Touchstone Farm in Temple, two black horses trot, free of bridle or saddle. Some volunteers approach them. Sometimes, the horses allow them to come close for a pat. Other times, … 0

Peterborough: Dog obedience classes to be offered

Friday, June 27, 2014

Dog Obedience Classes, sponsored by the Peterborough Recreation Department, are scheduled for July and August with instructor Erica Marshall at the Community Center. A Recall Focus Class will be held Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning July 22 through Aug. 12. This four week class focuses solely on … 0

Lyndeborough/Peterborough: Cooking up a healthy solution

Monday, June 30, 2014

Although she’s a licensed dietician, Amy Ansaldo sometimes found it challenging to find healthy food to have for lunch at work. It’s a problem that was shared by several of her friends, many of whom work in health … 0

Parent Wise: Let kids be kids in the summertime

Friday, June 27, 2014

With the long-structured school days behind them for the next two months, children have their sought after freedom from constant direction and the pressure of adult time schedules. Unless they don’t. Free time Many children will experience the … 0

State urges private well users to test water

Friday, June 27, 2014

In light of a study released by the U.S. Geological Survey earlier today, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services urges everyone with a private well to test their water. The USGS study found that 80,000 residents in Hillsborough, Rockingham and Strafford counties alone may have unhealthy levels … 0

Greenfield: Mark Clark joins Crotched

Friday, June 27, 2014

Mark Clark, physician assistant, joined the staff at the Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital in 2014. Clark came to the Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital from Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, where he managed chronic medical conditions and co-morbidities, and … 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