Health

Lyndeborough: A friend in need

Monday, March 31, 2014

For Dan Taylor, it was a waiting game. His kidneys had been failing for more than a year. He was on the list for a kidney transplant, but was looking at a waiting list of three to five years to get access to a compatible organ. And while he wasn’t on dialysis yet, it was a decision that was looming. … 0

Parent Wise: Discipline that’s punitive doesn’t work

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Discipline? Absolutely — as long as it’s positive Often when I talk about the benefits of shared power, connection and problem-solving, a parent will ask me, “Are you saying that we shouldn’t discipline our children?” or “Isn’t that undermining my authority?” Great questions. Historically our parenting culture has equated discipline with punishment. The dictionary defines punishment as “the infliction or imposition of a … 0

Dog Tales: Punishment works, but should you use it?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

In the 1980s when I first started training dogs, everything was taught through the use of punishment. If the dog moved out of heel position, he got a swift and meaningful “pop” on the metal choke chain. If your dog didn’t respond to the choker, you used a prong collar. Prong collars have … 0

Francestown: Fire Department looks to improve care for residents

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — Residents can now pick up a free “Vial of Life” to help assure that first responders have accurate and up-to-date medical information for emergency situations. The volunteer Fire Department in Francestown looked into Vials of Life last year, but could not afford the cost, Rescue Capt. … 0

Giving the gift of life

Monday, December 2, 2013

At Francestown’s annual holiday blood drive, one Bennington man donated his 112th pint of blood, a family tradition he’s kept for more than 25 years. Steven V. Roy, a Bennington resident of 41 years, said he began donating … 0

Aging Concerns: Forgetfulness as we get older: What’s normal, what isn’t?

Monday, December 2, 2013

Have you forgotten where you placed your eyeglasses or your house keys? Do you sometimes enter a room and forget why you are there, open the refrigerator and not remember what you needed? Well, rest assured, this is … 0

Two dogs is double the trouble

Monday, December 2, 2013

Anthropomorphism. Applying human feelings to our dogs. We do it all the time. My partner, Amy, and I do it in jest. When the dogs are interacting or giving us sad eyes, we’ll speak for them. We’ve all done it – after all, we’re human. But anthropomorphism can … 0

Parent wise: Holidays with the relatives

Monday, December 2, 2013

With Thanksgiving just behind us, Hanukkah already begun, and Christmas right around the corner, it’s a good time to take stock of family events and prepare for upcoming ones. Holiday gatherings can be wonderful, happy reunions with family … 0

Peterborough: For MCH, challenges from all directions

Monday, November 25, 2013

PETERBOROUGH — Monadnock Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Peter Gosline is disappointed that the N.H. Senate has killed a plan to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income New Hampshire residents who are currently uninsured. He’s also frustrated that his hospital was left out when Anthem Blue Cross Blue … 0

Bennington: Woman reacts to birth control coil

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

BENNINGTON — In 2006, a Bennington woman had a simple procedure done as a form of permanent sterilization. Although this procedure can be done by an obstetrician without anesthesia and is quite common, one woman believes she is … 1

Peterborough: Forum to discuss trends in health care

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is launching a free program series named Community Conversations that will focus on local issues. The first Community Conversation, “To Your Health – New & Exciting Trends in Health Care,” will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Bass Hall. … 0

Francestown: Blood drive set for Monday

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A holiday blood drive will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Francestown Elementary School on Monday. Positive ID is required: blood donor card, driver’s license, or two other forms of ID. Appointments are recommended (not accepted the day of the drive), and walk-in donors also … 0

Temple: The battle for care

Monday, November 11, 2013

Toni Ftergiotis of Temple carefully takes the cookies and crackers off the shelf at the Temple Store. She takes a sponge and meticulously cleans the shelf before taking a paper towel and wiping it dry. Then, the products … 0