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Parent Wise: Fear — it’s what anger is all about

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“If only I didn’t get so angry!” Parents know their anger causes all sorts of problems—but what do you do about it? Fear is what provokes anger. And fear is where parents live a great deal of the time. “He’s so mean to his sister, how’s he going to treat his wife?” “She never listens. How will she ever get through school?” “He is so violent. He’ll be in jail by fifteen.” “She’s so bossy. No one will ever like her.” “He’s addicted to screens. How will he ever interact with anyone?” “Other kids listen to their parents. Why won’t mine? What have I done … 0

Dog Tales: Dogs are dogs and humans are humans

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I’m telling you, your dog is not sorry he pooped on your bed. Recently I was working with a client who has such a lovely adolescent dog I’m not sure why she called me. He lies around the entire time I’m there, gives me soft eyes and a wagging tail. He’s a real … 0

Peterborough: Acupuncture finds followers

Monday, August 3, 2015

Mitty Ticknor was tired of feeling achy and dragged down by her rheumatoid arthritis, and tired of the major side effects that she was experiencing trying to manage her pain with prescription drugs. So, despite a childhood fear of needles, she walked into an acupuncturist’s office. “I was amazed at the way she … 0

HealthFirst: ML

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Glen Fukuda, personal trainer, PerformanCe Health & Fitness 1. Start small. Exercising the first time may be exciting but don’t push it. Take baby steps. 2. Increase gradually. As time passes, increase the intensity because that is where … 0

HealthFirst: Put out the fire: Prevent age-related disease

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Inflammation is part of the body’s defense system, so it is essential to the healing process. Without it, injuries and simple infections could be deadly. But too much of a good thing can be dangerous. Chronic low-grade inflammation … 0

HealthFirst: How to live well in retirement

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The first problem that I have with the preparation of this article is to figure out how we can get those under 60 years of age to read it. Clearly, the best way to live well during retirement … 0

HealthFirst: Aging humor: healthful or ageist?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

It happened again this year on my birthday. My well-meaning friends and family sent cards and emails with aging jokes and cartoons depicting the curse of older age in a wide variety of stereotypic situations. How is this “over-the-hill” guy supposed to respond to the onslaught of ageism, … 0

HealthFirst: Key points on end-of-life planning

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Editor’s note: The following appeared in the April 7 edition of the Ledger-Transcript. Despite the emotional and circumstantial obstacles that sometimes interfere with end of life planning, every person should address the following things prior to death: 1. … 0

Concord: Online event on special education

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Parent Information Center of Concord will hold a free brown-bag lunch webinar on the basics of special education on Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.. The online event will provide participants with an introduction to the New Hampshire special education process. It includes a brief overview of … 0

Keene: ‘Bald is Beautiful’ fundraiser

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The seventh annual Bald is Beautiful fundraiser, sponsored by Norris Cotton Cancer Center will be held on May 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MJD & Co Hair Design in the Colony Mill Market Place in Keene. The event’s goal is to help to diffuse the … 0

Peterborough: What makes death so scary?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

When Jacqueline Vanallen’s husband passed away, she brought her 7-year-old grandson to visiting hours. Vanallen encouraged her grandson to touch her husband’s hair, hands, and fingers. Vanallen’s grandson turned to her, and said, “He’s dead, alright.” “It was … 0

ConVal: Teaming up and taking steps for cancer research

Monday, April 13, 2015

Purple blanketed the red-and-white gym at Keene State College on Friday night, as hundreds of feet pounded pavement at the Relay for Life. No team raised more money at the fundraiser for cancer research than Team Carney. Emma … 0

Dublin: An unlikely recovery

Monday, April 6, 2015

A traumatic brain injury that paralyzes half of your body and destroys your short-term memory can be seen as a death sentence for most. Allan Pinney saw it as an opportunity to grow stronger. After suffering a brain … 0