Health

Peterborough: Medical pot plant size slows process

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — Registration for the company certified to grow medical marijuana here has been delayed as the firm prepares its facility, which is more than twice the size of any other in the state, said its CEO. “Our facility is the largest by far in the state,” said John Glowik of Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of New Hampshire. “In the long run, we will be able to meet any demands …

Hancock: Sober living home faces code hurdles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

HANCOCK — A coalition formed by two pastors must address a litany of building code violations before it can turn farmhouse buildings on Elmwood Road into sober living residences, said the Select Board and town officials Monday. “It’s a disaster,” said Charles Stevenson, the code enforcement officer. “From top to bottom, it’s a disaster.” Arthur Cernota, the farm owner, must either file a …

Peterborough: Hospice seeks volunteers

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

There’s a need for more hospice volunteers in the Peterborough area, according to Denise Tarquino, Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care’s volunteer coordinator for this part of the state. Compassus, a Tennessee-based, for-profit company, bought Life Choice Hospice in 2015 — the latter is same company that helped the late dairy farmer Paul Chabot, of Wilton, relive his days as a farmer at Pheasant …

Rindge: Scholarship fundraiser Saturday

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Inspired by the community that welcomed him with open arms, Don Pyke is now hoping to give back. Pyke, who was born in New Jersey but has lived in Jaffrey and Rindge since 1981, has set up a scholarship fund through his alma mater Franklin Pierce University called …

Peterborough: Plans in place for MMJ grow facility

Monday, November 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A company is finalizing its architectural plans for a growing facility for medical marijuana at the Brookstone Business Center on Vose Farm Road. It hopes to start growing by January as part of the state’s therapeutic cannabis program. Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of N.H. is one …

Safe sleeping practices for baby

Friday, October 30, 2015

The N.H. Department of Health and Human Services is helping to raise awareness for National SIDS/Safe Sleep Awareness Month. Strategies to reduce the risk of SIDS and promote safe sleep include: Always place babies on their backs to sleep for every sleep. Use a firm sleep surface, such …

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Enjoying work, enjoying LIFE Over 65 staff and community members attended the grand opening for the Heywood Hospital LIFE Center, a center designed to help keep employees healthy. Attendees enjoyed healthy treats, tours and demos of some of …

Keene: Gorske joins team at CMC/DHK

Friday, October 30, 2015

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene welcomes Dr. Andrew Gorske to its gastroenterology department. Prior to joining CMC/DHK, he worked as chief of Gastroenterology Service at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. Gorske holds a doctor of medicine from …

Cheshire County: Smoke-free housing committee formed

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco Free Communities has formed a committee to increase smoke-free housing in the region. Smoke-free housing not only protects at-risk tenants and youth from secondhand smoke, but prevents the accidental fires caused by burning cigarettes. “The committee will develop strategies to help tenants and …

Peterborough: Mission complete

Friday, October 30, 2015

Left: New England Everest-to-End-Duchenne team members Brian Stoudnour and Tonya Dreher of Peterborough spread the flag out to read names at the base camp of Mt. Everest earlier this month. The team embarked on a 17-day trek to …

Dublin: Teen program dismantled

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Phoenix House Academy in Dublin, the sole state residential treatment center for adolescent substance abuse, is closing its Dublin program. The company will move the 12 beds to its Rhode Island facility by Nov. 16, according to …

N.H. against PharMerica

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announces that New Hampshire has joined with other states and the federal government in a $9.5 million settlement with PharMerica Corp. to resolve civil allegations that PharMerica conspired with Abbott Laboratories through a number of disguised kickback arrangements to increase overall utilization of …

ConVal: Forum on teen drug use

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The ConVal Substance Abuse Task Force, in conjunction with Monadnock Voices for Prevention: Be The Change Task Force at Monadnock Community Hospital, and Safe Surroundings NE, LLC, will host “High and Seek: Defend Our Youth, Empower Our Parents and Educate Our Educators. Early Detection of Teen Use” on …