Health

Michael Hutchinson, a Peterborough paramedic, is behind an effort to pay for the education of 100 EMTs and 100 advanced EMTs in the region in five years.

Peterborough: Fundraising to train EMTs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Michael Hutchinson, a Peterborough paramedic who served as outreach coordinator for Cheshire Medical Center until December, surveyed about two-dozen ambulance departments in the region in 2014, asking them about their biggest challenges. Their answer: training EMTs. Ambulance departments have a difficult time training EMTs because of the costs — each course costs about $1,000 — and the time commitment to … 0

Antrim/New Ipswich: Project Search opens up a world of possibilities

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cynthia Vaillancourt wanted Laurie, her 32-year-old daughter, to come out of her shell. Laurie, who has a developmental disability, spent much of the last 11 years inside in their ranch-style house in New Ipswich, listening as her father and oldest brother restored cars in the garage. Marianne Whipple of Antrim wanted her daughter … 0

Peterborough: Nursing home seeks funding

Monday, June 22, 2015

After the Scott-Farrar nursing home’s plans to build a larger, more modern facility fell through in the fall, the nursing home closed in April, citing financial reasons. But a pending loan has revived the century-old organization. Scott-Farrar hopes to resume the $15 million construction project if it can close on a loan Thursday. Eldon Munson, chair of Scott-Farrar’s long-range planning committee, said the … 0

Keene: Manual about blood pressure now available

Friday, February 27, 2015

In recognition of American Heart Month, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services are pleased to announce the release of “Ten Steps for Improving Blood Pressure Control in New Hampshire: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Community Partners.” This guide details … 0

Concord: Anthem speaks on data security breach in N.H.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Editor’s note: this story is adapted from an article which appeared in Wednesday’s Concord Monitor. Almost four weeks after the insurer disclosed a massive nationwide data breach, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield released an initial estimate on the number of New Hampshire customers “impacted” by the cyberattack: 667,866. … 0

New Ipswich: Benefit for cancer-stricken local

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

An auction and benefit dinner will be held Friday to benefit Lynda Swenson of New Ipswich. Swenson was diagnosed in January with a grade II diffuse astrocythoma, a cancerous tumor that starts in the brain and tends to remain there. She is currently being treated at the Brigham … 0

Dog Tales: When dogs could be dogs

Thursday, January 29, 2015

When I hear myself say, “When I was young...,” I must admit it makes me feel old. Life is different now. When I was young, I had to walk two miles to school. Well, not really, but boy … 0

Parent Wise: Walking on eggshells or shell-shocked?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Ever feel that way? You try desperately to avoid the inevitable meltdown, the screaming “No!,” the next “I don’t have to and you can’t make me,” or the falling on the floor in a fit of tears, in … 0

Health: Has sugar become the new tobacco?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Some scientists believe that sugar has become the new tobacco. Last year, a major study published in JAMA Internal Medicine reported that a sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease, even if you aren’t … 0

Peterborough/Temple: ML

Monday, February 2, 2015

Steven Stanley of Temple is no stranger to the effects that cancer can have on a person’s life. Each year, when Performance Health and Fitness in Peterborough holds its annual “Pedal to End Cancer” in their indoor cycling … 0

A popular spin on cycling

Monday, February 2, 2015

Indoor cycling, or cycling on stationary bicycle equipment, commonly called “spinning” is an increasingly popular aerobic exercise that is beneficial for stamina and cardiovascular health. Steven Stanley, a certified spin instructor who teaches indoor cycling at Performance Health and Fitness, said in an interview Friday that spinning is … 0

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 … 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 … 0