Health and Lifestyle

Dementia: Signs, symptoms, stages

With one new case of dementia diagnosed every four seconds, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms that indicate your loved one may be suffering from memory impairment. And while dementia isn’t a disease itself, it’s a collection of symptoms that occur as a result of a disease such ...

Detecting dementia early has its benefits

The symptoms most commonly associated with dementia – a decline in cognitive abilities and increased forgetfulness – can often be mistaken for normal signs of aging, which is why it’s so important to know the warning signs of dementia so you can recognize them in yourself or others. While ...

Caring for our seasonal allergies

Around this time of the year, I often get comments from my patients about how their seasonal allergies seem reduced or gone since they started chiropractic care. They want to know, is that possible? And if so, how? To dig a little deeper into the question, let’s define “allergies.” An ...

A first: All respond to gene therapy in blood cancer study

CHICAGO – Doctors are reporting unprecedented success from a new cell and gene therapy for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that’s on the rise. Although it’s early and the study is small – 35 people – every patient responded and all but two were in some level of remission within two ...

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. n 1-6 p.m. June 14: White Birch Banquet Hall, 222 Central St., Hudson. n 2-7 p.m. June 15: Nashua Elks Lodge, 12 Murphy Drive. n 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June ...

Talk to your kids about scary news

A concert for teens in England is the latest, but certainly not the last. What do we tell our children? How do we keep them safe? Twenty-two years ago, I wrote about another senseless act of terror that killed and maimed and scarred all of our psyches. Tragically, the only thing that has ...

Getting the appliance cold shoulder: Refrigerators are jerks

So, right after the weekly shopping is done, and the groceries are put away seems to be the ideal time for refrigerators to die. Because refrigerators are jerks. Some big appliances around the house, you can make do when they decide to give up the ghost. You can hang clothes when the dryer ...

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 1:30-6:30 p.m. June 6: Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad St., Nashua. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 6: St. John Neumann Church, 708 Milford ...

Her miracle baby: Young woman overcomes odds to become a mother

Many women wrestle for years with all the decisions tied to becoming a mother – how and whether to find a partner, how to balance children with career, whether they’re waiting too long to have children. But what if you didn’t have years to figure it all out? What if, at age 21, you needed ...

GOP health plan could be costly for some

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As a thyroid cancer survivor battling nerve damage and other complications, Lisa Dammert was in such dire financial straits in 2014 that she and her husband did the unthinkable: They let their health insurance lapse for a while. If the Dammerts and some of the millions of ...

Is stress causing you injuries?

Ever feel an ache or pain and wonder where it came from? Stress causes more than the surface symptoms – anxiety, appetite issues, weight gain/loss and depression. It will also show up as a true injury if left untreated. What’s worse is that if we push through the pain or injury, it can ...

Sorry kiddos, toast is not a bedtime thing

You know, I am pretty sure I never told those kids they couldn’t bring the toaster upstairs after bedtime, but should I have to? The answer seems to be yes. The other night, long after she was put to bed, I caught the 5-year-old sneaking upstairs carrying the toaster, a butter knife and a ...

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will hold these blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. 2-7 p.m. May 30: Bedford High School, 47 Nashua Road. 2-7 p.m. June 1: Nashua Elks Lodge, 12 Murphy Drive. Noon-5 p.m. June 1: Nashua Police ...

Health Digest

Concord Nagaraj receives leadership award On May 9, Dr. Vasuki Nagaraj – Family Physician and Nashua Medical Director of Lamprey Health Care’s Nashua Center – was awarded the 2017 Hunt Blair Leadership Award by Bi-State Primary Care Association. The Hunt Blair Leadership Award honors an ...

Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis saves lives

WASHINGTON – Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it’s time they learn. Sepsis is the body’s out-of-control reaction to an infection. By the time patients realize they’re in ...

Hudson hosts candidates forum

HUDSON - Candidates for public office in Hudson had a chance to make their pitch to town voters this week. Twelve candidates appeared Tuesday at the Candidates Night, hosted by the Hudson Junior Woman's Club. Each had three minutes to introduce himself or herself, followed by a ...

Nashua’s superintendent finalists make pitch to public

NASHUA - Nashua's two finalists for superintendent of schools, Connie Brown and Jahmal Mosley, each made their case Thursday evening for the position. Both candidates, in an event hosted by the Board of Education, participated in separate question-and-answer sessions using written questions ...