Health

Charlotte Lasky of Dublin practices hula hooping in front of the Town House during the 2012 Wellness Festival.

Peterborough: New venue for wellness fest

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To promote healthy living, the Monadnock Rotary Club will be holding their 9th Annual Wellness Festival with a rock climbing wall, fitness demonstrations, and their renowned soup festival. The festival will be at the Peterborough Community Center at 25 Elm St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. A change from last year, the festival won’t be held in … 0

Peterborough doctor’s license suspended

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Peterborough podiatrist, with a second practice in Concord, had his state medical license temporarily suspended, according to a press release issued by the N.H. Attorney General on Thursday. Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke is charged with not having appropriate practices to control infection. “The [N.H. Board of Registration in Podiatry] found that Dr. Newcott’s practice, as currently operated, poses an imminent threat … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Eye surgery sought for 7-year-old

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dustin Allen Whitney-Bechard turned 7 last week, just a few days after he started a new year as a second-grader at Jaffrey Grade School. Although Dustin now lives in Rindge, he entered school in Jaffrey when his family lived there and his mother, Crystal Bechard, is grateful that Jaffrey-Rindge School District administrators are … 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

Peterborough: Stroke, Osteoporosis screenings at UCC

Friday, May 30, 2014

Residents living in and around the Peterborough community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Union Congregational Church will host Life Line Screening on June 10 at 33 Concord St. Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular … 0

Rindge: FPU students help out at Boston Marathon

Friday, May 30, 2014

Two Franklin Pierce University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students volunteered their time and expertise in the Medical Tents at the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21. Jonathan Walton of Madison, Wis., and Matt Litchfield of Hopkinton, both … 0

Keene: Healthy Monadnock 2020 selected for national study

Friday, May 30, 2014

Cheshire County and the Monadnock region’s healthiest community initiative, Healthy Monadnock 2020, has been selected to participate in a national study of successful public health initiatives. Healthy Monadnock is one of 10 initiatives across the country chosen to participate in the University of Kentucky/College of Public Health in-depth … 0

Bennington: Spreading a message, keeping the flame burning

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It was one of the first things the doctor talked about. Do you burn candles in the home? Being a candle lover, Roxanne Langlois of Bennington said yes. What she learned next would surprise her — the health … 0

Peterborough: Monadnock Community Hospital gets 3D mammography machine

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — While sitting at his desk with four computer monitors in front of him, Dr. Mark Luedke, director of radiology at Monadnock Community Hospital, uses the scroll bar on his computer mouse to view a patient’s entire … 0

Peterborough: Gosline named interim CEO of Colebrook hospital

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

After just a few months of retirement, former Monadnock Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Peter Gosline is back to work. Last week Gosline was introduced at the interim chief administrative officer for the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, a … 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