Health

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 each step, as well as a description of the important role parents have in the process. Pre-registration is required. For more information, … 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 stigma of baldness associated with illness and to raise funds to honor and support local … 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 a good experience for a child,” Vanallen said. “There was nothing fearful about it. His … 0

Keene: Yoga event to benefit Hospice

Monday, January 5, 2015

All residents of Peterborough and surrounding towns are invited to attend YogaWeekend, set for Jan. 24, and Jan. 25 at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St., in Keene. YogaWeekend is an opportunity for those new to yoga, as well as more experienced students, to try … 0

Peterborough: Hospital finishes 2014 ahead

Monday, December 29, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — For Monadnock Community Hospital, a $73 million a year nonprofit organization, finishing their 2014 fiscal year with a $1 million operating margin is celebratory news. And yet, hospital officials remain wary of its future. Because of … 0

Bennington: Blood drive planned Dec. 26 at Pierce

Monday, December 22, 2014

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at Pierce Elementary School on Dec. 26, from 1 to p.m. Donors must weigh 110 pounds or more, be 17 years of age or 16 with parental consent. Because less than 5 percent of the population gives blood, … 0

Rindge: The tough choice to intervene

Monday, December 22, 2014

It was the early hours of the morning, and Bryan Cullinane was riding in the passenger seat of his mother’s car. She seemed focused on the road, not looking at him, in a hurry to get home, where … 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