Health

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 England, including ones in Keene and Dublin. The program provides social detoxification, residential and outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents, and aftercare … 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 documentary, “Taking Our Places.” And, two local women are helping answer that question. “Taking Our … 0

Peterborough: Playing her part in the fight against Ebola

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

In 2014, an outbreak of the Ebola virus — a virus that can lead to a hemorrhagic fever — claimed the lives of 7,095 worldwide by Dec. 31, according to the World Health Organization. In an effort to stifle the virus from ravaging western Africa, where it originated, the U.S. has deployed 4,000 … 0

Peterborough: Conversation on end of life planning

Thursday, August 28, 2014

How we want to spend the end of our life represents the most important conversation many people never have. Thinking about something either expected or unexpected happening to us or someone we care about is frightening, but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of … 0

PETERBOROUGH: MCH joining ACA fray

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Area residents who were interested in signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year had to make a choice. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only insurance company offering plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, did not include Monadnock Community Hospital in … 0

Jaffrey: Coping with illness as patient, caretaker

Monday, August 4, 2014

“But you don’t look sick” is one of the phrases that Kristin Camp of Jaffrey hears often. It’s one of the frustrations of living with what Kristin refers to as an “invisible illness.” But Kristin said she needs … 0

Dog Tales: Thor — he was the best dog, ever

Friday, August 1, 2014

I’d like to tell you that I will be graceful, that I won’t cry, that I can handle doggie old age, but that would be a lie. I can’t. Of course the reality is, if you are living … 0

Keene: Free acupuncture day set for Aug. 12

Friday, August 1, 2014

On Aug. 12, Cup of Life Healing Center will host a free acupuncture day. New patients can visit the clinic and try acupuncture. Free mini-acupuncture treatments of 20 minutes each will be given from 3 p.m. to 7 pm. Patients will be treated in recliners, in a relaxed, … 0

Keene: Diabetes walk takes place on Sept. 20

Friday, August 1, 2014

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is pleased to announce the third annual Cheshire Stepping Out for Diabetes walk on Sept. 20. The 2-plus mile walk begins and ends at the hospital, following Court Street sidewalks to Central Square and back. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. at the Court Street … 0

Jaffrey: Living with Lyme: a struggle and a success

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

JAFFREY — Not many people would be happy about the opportunity to get back to 10-hour days at work. But for Steve Rigopoulos, owner of Steve’s Lettering in Jaffrey, who spent several years struggling with crippling fatigue and … 0

ML: Moist weather means more ticks

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A moist summer has made ideal conditions for the local tick population to thrive, according to Alan Eaton, a specialist in entymology with the UNH Cooperative Extension. “As to this year, depending on your viewpoint, either been a … 0

Getting in touch with what’s inside

Monday, July 21, 2014

TEMPLE — In one of the paddocks of Touchstone Farm in Temple, two black horses trot, free of bridle or saddle. Some volunteers approach them. Sometimes, the horses allow them to come close for a pat. Other times, … 0

Peterborough: Dog obedience classes to be offered

Friday, June 27, 2014

Dog Obedience Classes, sponsored by the Peterborough Recreation Department, are scheduled for July and August with instructor Erica Marshall at the Community Center. A Recall Focus Class will be held Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning July 22 through Aug. 12. This four week class focuses solely on … 0