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Ebola fighters named Time Person of Year

NEW YORK – Doctors, nurses and others fighting Ebola through “tireless acts of courage and mercy” have been named Time’s 2014 Person of the Year, … Full story    

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Teen writes song about chronic pain

ALGONQUIN, Ill. – Imagine the pain of trying to walk with a broken foot that just wouldn’t heal. Except nothing is wrong with your foot … Full story    
Published:  December 14, 2014

Standards relaxed for hot lunch

WASHINGTON – Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line. A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday doesn’t allow schools to opt … Full story    
Published:  December 14, 2014

Ebola fighters named Time Person of Year

NEW YORK – Doctors, nurses and others fighting Ebola through “tireless acts of courage and mercy” have been named Time’s 2014 Person of the Year, … Full story    
Published:  December 14, 2014

Vaccarello appointed to state mental health board

CONCORD Vaccarello appointed to state mental health board Diane Vaccarello has been nominated by Gov. Maggie Hassan and appointed by the New Hampshire Executive Council … Full story    
Published:  December 13, 2014

St. Joseph Healthcare welcomes new gynecologic practitioners

NASHUA St. Joseph Healthcare welcomes board-certified gynecologic oncologist Elizabeth Munro, MD, and Lisa Krikorian, APRN, to its medical staff. Through a partnership with Lahey Hospital … Full story    
Published:  December 13, 2014

St. Joseph Healthcare welcomes Commeret

NASHUA – St. Joseph Healthcare welcomes obstetrical and gynecological provider Karin Commeret, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Commeret received her medical degree at Boston … Full story    
Published:  December 13, 2014

Hitchcock picks head of new center

LEBANON Dr. David Currow has been named director of palliative medicine and hospice care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He will join Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of … Full story    
Published:  December 13, 2014

Coping with your own concerns will help kids do the same

Bike helmets and fire extinguishers and child-proofed doors are not enough. Car seats and crossing guards and tamper-resistant bottle tops, night lights and first-aid kits … Full story    
Published:  December 7, 2014

Pregnant women will get better data from labels

WASHINGTON – Pregnant and worried about your medication? The Food and Drug Administration is revamping those confusing labels on prescription drugs to make it easier … Full story    
Published:  December 7, 2014

FDA panel wary of lifting gay ban

WASHINGTON – Government health advisers have concerns about lifting the nation’s 31-year-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, despite growing pressure from … Full story    
Published:  December 7, 2014

Delay in care proved critical to Ebola victim

OMAHA, Neb. – A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

Some government websites fall short

WASHINGTON – With many seniors facing high medical bills, a congressional investigation has found that federal government websites meant to give Medicare patients basic consumer … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

St. Joseph earns care recognition

NASHUA – St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

What are the five best ways to alleviate lower back pain?

According to the Global Burden of Disease and the American Academy of Pain Medicine, one half of all Americans admit to having back pain. Chronic … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014