Health

Peterborough: Medical pot plant size slows process

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — Registration for the company certified to grow medical marijuana here has been delayed as the firm prepares its facility, which is more than twice the size of any other in the state, said its CEO. “Our facility is the largest by far in the state,” said John Glowik of Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of New Hampshire. “In the long run, we will be able to meet any demands …

Hancock: Sober living home faces code hurdles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

HANCOCK — A coalition formed by two pastors must address a litany of building code violations before it can turn farmhouse buildings on Elmwood Road into sober living residences, said the Select Board and town officials Monday. “It’s a disaster,” said Charles Stevenson, the code enforcement officer. “From top to bottom, it’s a disaster.” Arthur Cernota, the farm owner, must either file a …

Peterborough: Hospice seeks volunteers

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

There’s a need for more hospice volunteers in the Peterborough area, according to Denise Tarquino, Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care’s volunteer coordinator for this part of the state. Compassus, a Tennessee-based, for-profit company, bought Life Choice Hospice in 2015 — the latter is same company that helped the late dairy farmer Paul Chabot, of Wilton, relive his days as a farmer at Pheasant …

Dog Tales: Feeling grateful for my new yellow lab, Gio

Friday, November 27, 2015

I’ve been empty-nesting since the fall, when my youngest daughter went to college. It’s been nice. Don’t get me wrong, I cried for most of 2014 about being an empty-nester. Then I lost Vesta, my 14-year-old Boston Terrier …

Keene: Hospital recognizes employees for extra mile

Friday, November 27, 2015

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene recently presented the Second Quarter FY2016 President’s Service Excellence and Leadership Awards to five outstanding staff members. The President’s Service Excellence Award recognizes employees nominated by their coworkers as those who exemplify extraordinary service …

Dublin / Jaffrey / Wilton: The Nurse is In wellness programs

Friday, November 27, 2015

A wellness nurse from Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services will be available at the following Nurse Is In clinics, where you can have your blood pressure checked and ask health questions. No appointment is necessary, and the service is provided free of charge to residents of all …

Temple: Photos with the horses at therapeutic nonprofit

Monday, November 30, 2015

Touchstone Farm in Temple will offer picture taking with the Touchstone horses on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. Families and individuals are invited to have their picture taken with Santa and a Touchstone horse or pony dressed …

Peterborough: Faster group meets tonight

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Lynn Naylor tried to remain supportive while her son struggled with addiction, but it was a difficult time. After regularly attending a weekly peer-support group for those on the sidelines of the substance abuse problem, Naylor now realizes she isn’t to blame for her son’s addiction. …

Dublin: Phoenix House Academy is now closed for good

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The last teen to complete Phoenix House Academy has been released and the residential treatment facility is preparing to accept 18- to 25-year-olds currently on a waiting list, according to Jayson Pratt, clinical director for the New England region. Phoenix House Academy, a three-to six-month residential treatment program …

Peterborough: A hard-to-detect disease takes a 10-year toll

Friday, October 9, 2015

It started in 2004. I had a low-grade fever on and off for weeks, headaches and body aches. My doctor said it was a virus. I had traveling, crippling pain in my hips and knees. I went to …

Peterborough: Talk shines light on suicide

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After a personal experience with suicide when she was younger, Melissa Mucha remembers how those around her showed how much they cared. Mucha, now a 33-year-old counseling intern at ConVal High School, tries to do the …

ConVal: Dialogue about drugs must start early

Monday, November 9, 2015

Gathered around a teenage bedroom on the stage of the Lucy Hurlin Theatre at ConVal High School, with drug paraphernalia scattered on the bed, dresser and floor, were 158 parents and educators who all want to be part …

Medical marijuana pre-registration open

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The N.H. Department of Health and Human Services has begun accepting applications for the Therapeutic Cannabis Program from potentially qualifying patients and designated caregivers as part of a pre-registration period. While applications are being accepted and reviewed for approval during the pre-registration period, registry identification cards are not …