Health

Peterborough: Outage affects MCH patients

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Three day’s worth of surgeries, inpatient procedures, and diagnostic testing appointments at Monadnock Community Hospital were canceled after a computer upgrade failure Sunday knocked out the hospital’s network. As of press time Wednesday, the hospital’s computer network was still not fully operational and no patients were being admitted, officials said. The hospital is operating under a diversion protocol, where emergency patients are routed to other facilities. “We appreciate … 0

Greenville / New Ipswich / Wilton: Warmer temperatures, lower flows mark E. coli readings

Monday, August 31, 2015

Warmer temperatures and lower flows in the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers are producing generally expected seasonal E. coli readings in both rivers, according to the latest test done by the Souhegan Watershed Association. The Souhegan is a smaller river and reflects any pollution more quickly. The upper stretch of the river tested OK as far as Wilton, but from Wilton through Milford and … 0

What not to say when the kids get home from school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five things never to ask your child right after school: “How was school today?” “What do you have for homework?” “When are you going to do your homework?” “What did you get on the test?” “What did you learn today?” You want to interact and make connection. Your kids do too, but not in the same way. You’ve missed them, you want to … 0

Peterborough: Riding for cancer awareness

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jessica Nelson’s mother, Carol Heath, lost her nine-month fight with advanced colon cancer in July 2013. A month later, Nelson, a Peterborough resident, was on a run while she was visiting family in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Suddenly, droves of … 0

Peterborough: Fundraiser race is Sunday

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

$41 million. That’s how much the Pan-Mass Challenge — the Massachusetts cycling fundraiser — donated to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute last summer. The Nelson family of Peterborough raised $9,000 of that amount. They hope to raise the same amount this year, while also involving the community more. “I’m … 0

Caring for others, caring for ourselves

Thursday, April 30, 2015

We recognize our school nurses by celebrating National School Nurse Day on Wednesday, as a way to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. The theme this year is “School Nurses: Caring for Others. Caring for Ourselves.” Parents should be able … 0

Parent Wise: Self-care for mom is currency for children

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Cards and flowers are always nice, especially when your children have something to do with it. Or maybe that’s the day when your child doesn’t yell “You’re not my mother, and … 0

Dog Tales: The Matching Law: Use it to your advantage

Friday, May 1, 2015

Animal training is a science. No one argues that 2 + 2 = 4, yet dog trainers have so many ways to train dogs it’s an industry joke. Ask five dog trainers how to teach a dog to … 0

Keene: Healthy Starts 5K Run/Walk Saturday

Friday, May 1, 2015

The third annual Healthy Starts 5K Run/Walk event is Saturday at 9 a.m. at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services. The 3.1 mile course starts and finishes at HCS’s Keene office at 312 Marlboro St. The course is a mostly flat loop through residential areas and the bike … 0

Francestown: Register for annual spring blood drive

Friday, May 1, 2015

Francestown’s annual spring blood drive will be held on Monday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Francestown Elementary School. Appointments are recommended. Please schedule at redcrossblood.org or via phone at 1-800-733-2767. Walk-in donors are also welcome. To confirm medical eligibility, please call the Red Cross at 1-800-462-9400 and … 0

Over 55: Life filled to the brim

Monday, April 27, 2015

The last of the baby boomers have turned 50, and with that, comes a new set of challenges. One of them is maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. But being active isn’t just keeping up with physical activity … 0

HealthFirst: Learning, a lifelong journey

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mahatma Gandhi once wrote, “Learn as if you were going to live forever.” It is my firm belief that if a person continues to learn, to expand the mind, and keep a sense of curiosity about the world, … 0

HealthFirst: A meal with friends

Monday, April 27, 2015

Where can you go, where everyone knows your name? Every third Thursday, Home, Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services sponsors Friendly Meals for seniors at the VFW Hall in Jaffrey. Folks use the time as a social hour and … 0