Health and Lifestyle

Blood Drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 2-7 p.m. May 14: Wilkins Elementary School, ...

Joys of dog ownership outweigh the woes

The first thing that I forgot about puppies is that not all of them are easy to housetrain. The second thing that I forgot about puppies is that they chew everything. And the third thing? That I don’t really care about whether they ruin my rugs or chew my shoes, because puppies are ...

HealthyParent: The importance of properly identifying ADHD in children

With all due credit (or blame) to … “Squirrel!” … Pixar and Disney … “Squirrel!” We now have a handy shorthand way to … “Squirrel!” … talk to our kids about impulsivity and distractibility: “Squirrel!” In case you just woke up from the 20 century, in ...

Blood drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Donate to one of the area blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30: St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford. – 8:30 ...

Good Grief program receives donation

Home Health & Hospice Care’s Good Grief Program received a wonderful boost last month with a generous donation of arts and crafts supplies from the Friends of Hudson Littles, a parent/caregiver support group based in Hudson. The Good Grief Program is a support group for children aged ...

Blood Drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 2-7 p.m. April 19: Nashua Elks Lodge, 12 ...

Spring is busy time for bees and their keepers

Spring is the busiest time of year for bees and their beekeepers. Queens begin laying their eggs, scouts head out of the hive to find food to replenish diminished stocks, and the rest of the workers shoulder the load in raising more brood. For beekeepers, late summer and autumn are the primary ...

Understanding the freedom of free-range parenting

Apparently, I was raised by free range parents. Yes, it’s a thing. “Free-range parenting.” It’s not a new concept or even a new term, but it is the latest and greatest controversy in child-rearing. The controversy was sparked by child neglect charges against a mother in Maryland, who ...

Nashua Public Health honored for excellence in immunization

The Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services was recognized for excellence in immunization at a recent New Hampshire Immunization Conference. “New Hampshire childhood immunization rates have ranked among the top in the nation for several years,” Jessica Ayala, DPH program ...

Health News Digest

Region Blood drives in Greater Nashua New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 8:30 ...

Hollis resident joins Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

NASHUA – Southern New Hampshire Health announced the appointment of Timothy Scherer, MD, as chief medical officer of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Scherer, a Hollis resident and a board certified gastroenterologist, joins the Medical Center from Dartmouth Hitchcock-Nashua, where he ...

What exactly is mindfulness?

You may have seen a lot of talk about this thing called mindfulness in the news lately. In fact, in recent years, there has been an increase in people using mindfulness practices to reduce stress, manage pain, alleviate anxiety, create more meaningful connections with loved ones, and a whole ...

Blood Drives

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following 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. April 12: VFW Post 4368, 1 ...

‘Our attention is the fuel that runs our kids’ lives’

Riddle me this: When is a punishment a reward? Often. That’s what negative attention is all about. Supper’ is over. Mom’s rushing out to a meeting. Kiss-hug. Kiss-hug. She’s gone. Dad’ is left with Billy and Sally to clear the table, do the dishes and get homework done. Dad rallies ...

Blood Drives

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 3: St. John ...

There’s an app for that – track your fitness progress

Over the years in my articles, I’ve recommended recording your health and fitness baselines and plotting your success. Some of the best indicators of your progress are simple; how you feel and how your clothes fit. You can keep it simple and do measurements (body fat, inches, weight) monthly, ...

Blood Drives

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 27: Nashua Elks ...

Senior living options: What’s the right fit and how to choose

For most of us, there will come a time when additional care is needed for either ourselves or a loved one. Whether someone requires 24/7 medical care or assistance with activities of daily living, the wealth of available senior care options can make the process of finding the right community ...

Rules are structure and structure is what holds us

Yes, I’m back on that bandwagon: My “‘health versus happiness'” kick. You’ve read it here before, but it’s worth reading again and again. The lesson is simple to write, but oh-so hard to remember out there on the frontlines of parenting. It’s 3 a.m. on a school night. You were up ...

Blood drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 19: Merrimack Valley ...