Health

Caring for others, caring for ourselves

Thursday, April 30, 2015

We recognize our school nurses by celebrating National School Nurse Day on Wednesday, as a way to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. The theme this year is “School Nurses: Caring for Others. Caring for Ourselves.” Parents should be able to send their children to school with the peace of mind that they will remain safe, healthy and ready to learn. Given … 0

Parent Wise: Self-care for mom is currency for children

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Cards and flowers are always nice, especially when your children have something to do with it. Or maybe that’s the day when your child doesn’t yell “You’re not my mother, and you’re not the boss of me” but instead says “You’re the best mom in the … 0

Dog Tales: The Matching Law: Use it to your advantage

Friday, May 1, 2015

Animal training is a science. No one argues that 2 + 2 = 4, yet dog trainers have so many ways to train dogs it’s an industry joke. Ask five dog trainers how to teach a dog to sit and you’ll get five different answers. Granted there are different techniques, but the science … 0

Health: How to stick with your New Year’s resolutions

Friday, January 2, 2015

One in three Americans resolved to better themselves in 2014 and the vast majority of resolutions were about health. Unfortunately, at the six month point, 54 percent of those folks who had good intentions had already given up! … 0

Dog Tales: On dealing with traumatized dogs

Friday, January 2, 2015

Today in America there are 83 million dogs living in homes. Some of them have suffered severe psychological trauma. These dogs are different than the under-socialized dogs, or the dogs that are genetically nervous or shy. Being afraid of men or the vacuum cleaner is generally a sign … 0

In the lab: Science experiment leads to discovery

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jason Pelletieri, an assistant professor of biology at Keene State College, never expected a groundbreaking scientific discovery to come out of one of his general education classes. Well, that’s what happened about four years ago when several of … 0

Peterborough: Nutrition open house planned

Friday, January 2, 2015

A free presentation, “A New Year: A New You in 2015,” will be held at Smart Nutrition, 20 Grove St. on Jan. 14. Ruth Clark, a registered dietitian/nutritionist, will focus on the top 15 heath tips that can make a huge difference in the new year. Healthy refreshments … 0

Keene: Acupuncture to be offered free, Jan. 13

Monday, January 5, 2015

On Jan. 13, Cup of Life Healing Center in Keene will host a free acupuncture day, where new patients can visit the clinic and try acupuncture. Free 20-minute mini-acupuncture treatments will be given on a first-come, first-served basis from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Patients will be treated … 0

Swanzey: “Fill the Kennel’ campaign brings in donations

Monday, January 5, 2015

The annual Fast Friends’ “Fill the Kennel” campaign was successful this year, with the entire community responding to the request for supplies, ranging from laundry detergent to dog biscuits. In the photo, Jessica Sparks of Fast Friends sits … 0

Keene: Yoga event to benefit Hospice

Monday, January 5, 2015

All residents of Peterborough and surrounding towns are invited to attend YogaWeekend, set for Jan. 24, and Jan. 25 at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St., in Keene. YogaWeekend is an opportunity for those new to yoga, as well as more experienced students, to try … 0

Peterborough: Hospital finishes 2014 ahead

Monday, December 29, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — For Monadnock Community Hospital, a $73 million a year nonprofit organization, finishing their 2014 fiscal year with a $1 million operating margin is celebratory news. And yet, hospital officials remain wary of its future. Because of … 0

Bennington: Blood drive planned Dec. 26 at Pierce

Monday, December 22, 2014

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at Pierce Elementary School on Dec. 26, from 1 to p.m. Donors must weigh 110 pounds or more, be 17 years of age or 16 with parental consent. Because less than 5 percent of the population gives blood, … 0

Rindge: The tough choice to intervene

Monday, December 22, 2014

It was the early hours of the morning, and Bryan Cullinane was riding in the passenger seat of his mother’s car. She seemed focused on the road, not looking at him, in a hurry to get home, where … 0