Health

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 its network of providers. So anyone looking to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act might have had to switch doctors or … 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 constant help to get through her day with the persistent pain that comes with the … 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 with an aging dog, you have to deal with their old age, right? What choice … 0

Rindge: FPU hosts Relay for Life event

Friday, February 28, 2014

RINDGE — Franklin Pierce University will host a “Relay for Life” event in the Fieldhouse on its Rindge campus, starting with registration at 7 p.m. on March 28 and ending at 2 a.m. on March 29 with a closing ceremony. Each year, the American Cancer Society holds Relay … 0

Antrim: ‘Confident Parents’ discussion group

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center in Antrim is hosting a parent discussion group based on local author Bonnie Harris’ book, “Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 8 Principles for Raising Kids You’ll Love to Live With.” The group, facilitated by parenting educator Carol Lunan, meets Thursdays, March 6, … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Ambulance service in financial jeopardy

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

After 66 years of providing medical transportation for emergency calls in the Jaffrey-Rindge area, representatives of the Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance Service say that if existing financial issues, particularly with billing patients, continue, services may have to be altered … 0

ML: Finding a balance

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

For Patti Szydlo of Peterborough, her diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease started with a tremor in her right thumb. Doctors thought it was an essential tremor, the most common movement disorder, and didn’t prescribe any treatment for it. Within … 0

Three lessons from my road trip

Monday, February 3, 2014

Dream big. I don’t remember exactly when I made the decision. I know it was shortly after my husband told me he had cheated on me and somewhere between counseling sessions, moving out, and running my own wedding … 0

Dog Tales: Your senior dog needs compassion

Monday, February 3, 2014

Thor is 13 years young. He’s a yellow lab that has been with me since he was a puppy. He is what we call my “heart dog.” My daughters all grew up with him, playing, running, chasing tennis … 2

Peterborough: Mental health, ACA top list of concerns at MCH

Monday, February 3, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Lack of support for those with mental health issues, concern about the cost of providing coverage to the uninsured and lack of options under the Affordable Care Act were the hot topics at Monadnock Community Hospital’s annual legislative breakfast on Friday. Hospital Chief Executive Officer Peter … 0

Medicaid expansion and the baby connection

Monday, February 3, 2014

Imagine what it is like for a tiny baby to smile up at its mother and not get a smile back. In recent years, doctors, nurses and researchers like myself have learned a lot about postpartum depression and how to identify women at risk. We know, for example, … 0

The legacies we carry

Monday, February 3, 2014

Ever wonder why you do what you do? Ever find yourself behaving in ways that you never meant to? Ever feel out of control of a reaction? We live our lives, choose our experiences and relationships, hold beliefs about ourselves, and raise our children according to how we … 0

Give Kids a Smile program offers free dental appointments

Monday, February 3, 2014

Free dental appointments for children ages 3 to 18 are being offered in Cheshire County as part of the annual “Give Kids a Smile” program. Parents interested in getting their child a free dental exam should call 762-3770 or email givekidsasmileday@yahoo.com. They will then be paired with a … 0