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Michael Hutchinson, a Peterborough paramedic, is behind an effort to pay for the education of 100 EMTs and 100 advanced EMTs in the region in five years.

Peterborough: Fundraising to train EMTs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Michael Hutchinson, a Peterborough paramedic who served as outreach coordinator for Cheshire Medical Center until December, surveyed about two-dozen ambulance departments in the region in 2014, asking them about their biggest challenges. Their answer: training EMTs. Ambulance departments have a difficult time training EMTs because of the costs — each course costs about $1,000 — and the time commitment to … 0

Antrim/New Ipswich: Project Search opens up a world of possibilities

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cynthia Vaillancourt wanted Laurie, her 32-year-old daughter, to come out of her shell. Laurie, who has a developmental disability, spent much of the last 11 years inside in their ranch-style house in New Ipswich, listening as her father and oldest brother restored cars in the garage. Marianne Whipple of Antrim wanted her daughter … 0

Peterborough: Nursing home seeks funding

Monday, June 22, 2015

After the Scott-Farrar nursing home’s plans to build a larger, more modern facility fell through in the fall, the nursing home closed in April, citing financial reasons. But a pending loan has revived the century-old organization. Scott-Farrar hopes to resume the $15 million construction project if it can close on a loan Thursday. Eldon Munson, chair of Scott-Farrar’s long-range planning committee, said the … 0

HealthFirst: ML

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Glen Fukuda, personal trainer, PerformanCe Health & Fitness 1. Start small. Exercising the first time may be exciting but don’t push it. Take baby steps. 2. Increase gradually. As time passes, increase the intensity because that is where … 0

HealthFirst: Put out the fire: Prevent age-related disease

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Inflammation is part of the body’s defense system, so it is essential to the healing process. Without it, injuries and simple infections could be deadly. But too much of a good thing can be dangerous. Chronic low-grade inflammation … 0

HealthFirst: How to live well in retirement

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The first problem that I have with the preparation of this article is to figure out how we can get those under 60 years of age to read it. Clearly, the best way to live well during retirement … 0

HealthFirst: Aging humor: healthful or ageist?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

It happened again this year on my birthday. My well-meaning friends and family sent cards and emails with aging jokes and cartoons depicting the curse of older age in a wide variety of stereotypic situations. How is this “over-the-hill” guy supposed to respond to the onslaught of ageism, … 0

HealthFirst: Key points on end-of-life planning

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Editor’s note: The following appeared in the April 7 edition of the Ledger-Transcript. Despite the emotional and circumstantial obstacles that sometimes interfere with end of life planning, every person should address the following things prior to death: 1. … 0

Concord: Online event on special education

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Parent Information Center of Concord will hold a free brown-bag lunch webinar on the basics of special education on Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.. The online event will provide participants with an introduction to the New Hampshire special education process. It includes a brief overview of … 0

Keene: ‘Bald is Beautiful’ fundraiser

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The seventh annual Bald is Beautiful fundraiser, sponsored by Norris Cotton Cancer Center will be held on May 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MJD & Co Hair Design in the Colony Mill Market Place in Keene. The event’s goal is to help to diffuse the … 0

Peterborough: What makes death so scary?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

When Jacqueline Vanallen’s husband passed away, she brought her 7-year-old grandson to visiting hours. Vanallen encouraged her grandson to touch her husband’s hair, hands, and fingers. Vanallen’s grandson turned to her, and said, “He’s dead, alright.” “It was … 0

ConVal: Teaming up and taking steps for cancer research

Monday, April 13, 2015

Purple blanketed the red-and-white gym at Keene State College on Friday night, as hundreds of feet pounded pavement at the Relay for Life. No team raised more money at the fundraiser for cancer research than Team Carney. Emma … 0

Dublin: An unlikely recovery

Monday, April 6, 2015

A traumatic brain injury that paralyzes half of your body and destroys your short-term memory can be seen as a death sentence for most. Allan Pinney saw it as an opportunity to grow stronger. After suffering a brain … 0