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More women may need breast cancer genetic test

WASHINGTON (AP) – More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they’ve already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday. At issue are genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2. When they’re mutated, the body can’t ...

Get Tested: Know if you have HIV

NASHUA – Those who may be concerned about spreading HIV can get a free test in Nashua on June 27. Public health officials will offer free rapid testing at three locations throughout the day. The day acts as an opportunity to provide awareness around HIV, while offering testing for it right ...

What is integrated health care and how can it improve lives?

It is a little-known but sobering fact that people with severe mental health and substance use disorders die an average of about 25 years earlier than the rest of the population. This is mostly due to untreated and preventable chronic illnesses, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, ...

Providing hope to individuals with a ‘co-occurring disorder’

News about substance use disorders is all around us. We continue to hear about the high numbers of overdoses occurring all across the country. Unfortunately, New Hampshire has the fourth highest rate of overdose incidents in the U.S. That said, most people are not aware of the fact that many ...