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Doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown are leaving Monadnock Community Hospital in June. Jaynes and Brown, who are married, will join Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center.

Peterborough: Doctors at North Meadow leaving MCH

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Patients of doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown want to know why the couple is leaving Monadnock Community Hospital for Dartmouth­-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, and why MCH hasn’t fought to keep them. Hospital administrators and trustees say the hospital has done everything possible to encourage the physicians to stay. Jaynes and Brown said MCH offered them inadequate space at … 0

Peterborough: Peer-to-peer support at the River Center

Monday, March 16, 2015

A peer-to-peer support group for those struggling with mental illness or emotional difficulties to be held Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon at the River Center. This ongoing group, offered by Monadnock Area Peer Support, is run by trained facilitators. It is a safe place for adults with a psychiatric diagnosis or emotional challenges to connect, share, and give and receive support. This … 0

Dress in Blue Day is Friday

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Please join me and wear blue tomorrow, Dress in Blue Day, to increase awareness of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer, or cancer in the colon or rectum, is the second leading cause of cancer death and the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. I first asked you to join me four … 0

Sustainable Steps: A healthful New Year: The benefits of cleansing

Friday, November 28, 2014

After a series of holiday parties, cookie baking and amazing holiday meals, many of us feel that the New Year is a great time to give our bodies a little break, do a cleanse and focus on our health. This is a great idea because in addition to … 0

Peterborough: Local hospital added to ACA exchange

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Last year, people by the thousands were applying for health insurance through the federal marketplace. Some were getting coverage for the first time. Others were switching enrollments to cash in on offered tax credits. But one downside to … 0

Peterborough: Purple hats given to MCH newborns as symbol of abuse prevention

Friday, November 28, 2014

We’ve all heard it. The newborn is crying and the new parent, barely awake and so frustrated, mutters, “What’s wrong?” There’s a common belief that if a baby won’t stop crying, it’s because something is wrong and the … 0

Peterborough: December changes for support group

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Peterborough Brain Injury Support Group is holding its annual Holiday Pot Luck gathering at Crotched Mountain’s Carter Hall on Dec. 12. The regular first Tuesday on the month support group meeting will not be held in December. Regular meetings will resume in January at The Monadnock Community … 0

Parent Wise: Entitlement: The byproduct of indulgent parenting

Friday, October 31, 2014

‘These kids today” are the words out of every older generation, referring to the next generation. It’s hard to accept change. Every generation thinks they got it right, and now the youth are messing around with the status … 0

Temple: Superhero midwives run for Children’s Hospital

Friday, October 31, 2014

Cynthia “Cindy” Dunleavy of Temple and Sherry Stevens of Meredith don’t often have the freedom to go on long runs. Both New Hampshire Certified Midwives, the two are constantly on-call, and need to be ready at a moment’s … 0

Peterborough: Essential oils talk at Library Nov. 20

Friday, October 31, 2014

Have you ever been curious about essential oils and how they are used? The Peterborough Town Library will offer an informational workshop on the benefits of essential oils on Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall. Learn about basic recipes, storage, benefits to physical wellness, aroma … 0

Peterborough: Chamber forum on ACA, Wednesday

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Peterborough, Jaffrey and Rindge Chambers of Commere have banded together to present “Affordable Care Act Options in the Monadnock Region” with speakers Laura Gingras and Molly Lockwood from Monadnock Community Hospital. The presentation is Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Monadnock Country Club in Peterborough. … 0

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 … 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 … 0