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Health

Transplant recipients compete in multi-sport games

HOUSTON – Three years ago, Walt McGuire lay in an operating room, a bypass machine ticking away the 72 hours he had to survive after … Full story    

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Play: Valuable part of growing up

What really distinguishes an adult from a child? Size and strength? Worldly experience? Vocabulary? Driver’s license? Debt? None of the above: In fact, the real … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014

Free workshop on problems with digestion

NASHUA – You already know how important your food choices are to the health of body. Want to take the next step to expand your … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014

Blood drives in Greater Nashua – July 20 update

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014

Brain protein tied to Alzheimer’s could help better explain the disease

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer’s disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014

Transplant recipients compete in multi-sport games

HOUSTON – Three years ago, Walt McGuire lay in an operating room, a bypass machine ticking away the 72 hours he had to survive after … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014

Family finds model trains soothe autistic son

Twelve-year-old Andrew Gray loves trains – so much that he and his family recently finished building a 250-foot railroad at their campsite at Plymouth Rock … Full story    
Published:  July 13, 2014

Tourniquets are making comeback with police

HOUSTON – Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. He quickly realized … Full story    
Published:  July 13, 2014

Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as it is to people

LOS ANGELES – Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog’s mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had … Full story    
Published:  July 13, 2014

Kids wage everyday battle for freedom

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column originally ran on July 1, 2012. Friday was a national celebration of freedom. But when you’re a child, every day is … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

Surgery center gets  AAAHC accreditation

NASHUA – The Surgery Center of Greater Nashua has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Status as an accredited organization means … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

Guidelines say most women can skip exam

WASHINGTON – No more dreaded pelvic exam? New guidelines say most healthy women can skip the yearly ritual. Routine pelvic exams don’t benefit women who … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

For smokers, e-cigarettes might save some money

RICHMOND, Va. – It’s difficult to say yet if electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular fire-and-tobacco smokes, but they can save smokers hundreds or … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

Diabetic, triumphant skier inspires youth

PRINCETON, Ind. – It’s hard enough making it to the Olympics. Try doing it with Type 1 diabetes. Kris Freeman did just that – four … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2014

FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants

WASHINGTON – Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2014