Health

ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it was anything but. By the time Hollander, a Peterborough resident, finished second in the tournament’s individual portion last Saturday, he had overcome all but one competitor, as well as the absence of a golf program at ConVal High School and an untimely case of Lyme disease with which he had been diagnosed in August 2013. The illness, spread by deer ticks, has a variety of symptoms — … 0

Business of health care: Large employers continue navigation of ACA

Monday, October 13, 2014

After a one year delay, large employers are faced with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Requirement, more commonly referred to as “pay or play.” Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, employers with more than 100 full-time employees must offer affordable health care coverage to 95 percent of their full-time employees and their dependents, or pay a penalty. The penalty is applied if any … 0

Jaffrey: Remembering Steven

Monday, October 6, 2014

There are a lot of good things to remember about his son, Steven, said Ron Smith. About how much he loved the outdoors and how talented he was with his hands, his avid sportsmanship and love of hunting, fishing, skateboarding and snowboarding. How he could walk into a kitchen and open a cabinet … 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

Sharing the keys to a healthy life

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

“The mouth is the portal to the body,” says Louise Danforth, the program coordinator for the Monadnock Healthy Teeth to Toes program. “Dental care is crucial for children, but many kids don’t regularly see a dentist. We’re trying … 0

Peterborough: Six-week class for caregivers offered

Friday, May 2, 2014

Monadnock ServiceLink is registering participants for Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a free, six-week course designed to help family caregivers: 1) reduce personal stress; 2) effectively communicate their own needs so that they can remain healthy; and 3) better communicate needs of their loved ones to health care providers. … 0

Parent Wise: The ultimate job

Friday, May 2, 2014

Equal pay for mothers? No one could afford it. Our culture views the job of parenting as ordinary everyday nothing. Billions of women do it, it is required for the continuation of the culture and yet society doesn’t value it, pay for it, or even offer a tax … 0