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

Peterborough: MCH looking at its options

Monday, November 11, 2013

PETERBOROUGH — Attorneys for Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester are seeking a hearing to review Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s plan to limit the network of hospitals it will work with under the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, Monadnock Community Hospital, which was also excluded from Anthem’s network, is … 0

Peterborough: Disabilities workshop for families set

Monday, November 11, 2013

The River Center will offer a free workshop mid-month titled “Working Together to Support Children & their Families with Disabilities Awareness Kit” at the Union Congregational Church, 33 Concord St. It will include a panel discussion and small group sharing with people in the community who are working … 0

Temple: ‘Warrior Camp’ offers new approach for veterans

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

TEMPLE — For years now, Touchstone Farm has been assisting those with developmental and physical disabilities to grow and heal with the power of equine therapy. Next week, they will be including recent veterans to that list, helping … 0

Peterborough: Birthing new options

Monday, November 4, 2013

For more than 20 years, women giving birth in Canada, western Europe and Australia have had the option of using nitrous oxide to help them cope with pain during labor. But in the United States, where nitrous oxide … 0

Did we dodge a bullet, or load a weapon?

Monday, November 4, 2013

A kid with a loaded gun — in our school. The thought is enough to strike fear in the hearts of anyone in our small New England community. Has “it” finally hit our town? Did “it” get caught … 0

Dog Tales: Why I love the underdog

Monday, November 4, 2013

Looking back on my life, I’ve always rooted for the underdog, literally. As a high school student, I would take the city bus downtown to volunteer at the local shelter. Stray dogs found their way into my life, … 0

Peterborough: Joint chamber to meet on Affordable Care Act

Monday, November 4, 2013

A Joint Chamber Breakfast will be held Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. with Guest Speaker Michael Wilkey addressing the Affordable Care Act at the Monadnock Country Club, 49 High St. Members of the Jaffrey and Rindge chambers will join the meeting. Wilkey is the director of Compliance and Consumer … 0

HANCOCK: Noted author to speak about working with Temple Grandin

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sy Montgomery will speak at the Hancock Woman’s Club monthly meeting on Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Hancock Church Vestry, Main Street. Her talk’s theme will be about her “Experiences with Temple Grandin.” Because of severe … 0

Antrim: Grapevine hosts  insurance session

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Grapevine will host a Health Insurance Marketplace Educational Session, “Find Your Way Around the Health Insurance Marketplace” Educational Session, led by AARP on Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Avenue A teen center, 42 Main St. It’s a free, one-hour educational session designed to provide an overview … 0

Peterborough: Holiday grief support group

Monday, November 4, 2013

Hospice at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services will offer “Dealing with Grief and Loss at the Holidays,” a bereavement support group starting on Nov. 18, and continuing on Mondays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. through Dec. 30. This group offers strategies for coping with the holidays and … 0