Health

Jessica and Ian Nelson prepare for the Pan-Mass Challenge, a bike-a-thon through Massachusetts for cancer research and treatment.

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 cyclists rode past her. After her run, Nelson asked her aunt if she knew who the cyclists were. It’s the Pan-Mass Challenge, … 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 so proud to be a part of the Pan-Mass Challenge, I just want to spread … 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 to send their children to school with the peace of mind that they will remain … 0

Keene: Manual about blood pressure now available

Friday, February 27, 2015

In recognition of American Heart Month, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services are pleased to announce the release of “Ten Steps for Improving Blood Pressure Control in New Hampshire: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Community Partners.” This guide details … 0

Concord: Anthem speaks on data security breach in N.H.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Editor’s note: this story is adapted from an article which appeared in Wednesday’s Concord Monitor. Almost four weeks after the insurer disclosed a massive nationwide data breach, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield released an initial estimate on the number of New Hampshire customers “impacted” by the cyberattack: 667,866. … 0

New Ipswich: Benefit for cancer-stricken local

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

An auction and benefit dinner will be held Friday to benefit Lynda Swenson of New Ipswich. Swenson was diagnosed in January with a grade II diffuse astrocythoma, a cancerous tumor that starts in the brain and tends to remain there. She is currently being treated at the Brigham … 0

Dog Tales: When dogs could be dogs

Thursday, January 29, 2015

When I hear myself say, “When I was young...,” I must admit it makes me feel old. Life is different now. When I was young, I had to walk two miles to school. Well, not really, but boy … 0

Parent Wise: Walking on eggshells or shell-shocked?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Ever feel that way? You try desperately to avoid the inevitable meltdown, the screaming “No!,” the next “I don’t have to and you can’t make me,” or the falling on the floor in a fit of tears, in … 0

Health: Has sugar become the new tobacco?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Some scientists believe that sugar has become the new tobacco. Last year, a major study published in JAMA Internal Medicine reported that a sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease, even if you aren’t … 0

Peterborough/Temple: ML

Monday, February 2, 2015

Steven Stanley of Temple is no stranger to the effects that cancer can have on a person’s life. Each year, when Performance Health and Fitness in Peterborough holds its annual “Pedal to End Cancer” in their indoor cycling … 0

A popular spin on cycling

Monday, February 2, 2015

Indoor cycling, or cycling on stationary bicycle equipment, commonly called “spinning” is an increasingly popular aerobic exercise that is beneficial for stamina and cardiovascular health. Steven Stanley, a certified spin instructor who teaches indoor cycling at Performance Health and Fitness, said in an interview Friday that spinning is … 0

Rindge: Drug use affects everyone around the user

Friday, January 23, 2015

Drug use isn’t something that solely affects the user — it’s a disease which touches everyone in their life, explained Amelie Gooding, the program director of the Keene chapter of the Phoenix House. Phoenix House is a nonprofit substance-abuse treatment agency with 45 programs and facilities throughout New … 0

Peterborough/Dublin: New documentary challenges parenting styles

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

When you have a toddler, every day can feel like a struggle, every small decision like a fight. But what if parenting didn’t have to be that way? That’s a question posed by one filmmaker in her new … 0