Health and Lifestyle

Top honors: St. Joseph Hospital earns American Heart Association award

St. Joseph Hospital, a member of Covenant Health, is proud to announce it has earned the American Heart Association’s/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital as among the best in New Hampshire ...

Benefit of self-care and getting yourself on a better wellness track

As a life coach, my job is to help my clients improve their lives in a wide variety of ways. One area where all of my clients share a similarity is in the realm of self-care. “Self-Care” is a term that was coined more than 40 years ago and was initially used in the medical world as a way ...

Grant program boosts effort to stop spread of diseases in Nashua

Thanks to a generous donation from the Syringe Access Fund, the Syringe Service Alliance of the Nashua Area is able to implement its plan to decrease the spread of HIV, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases through used syringes. The Syringe Access Fund is a national grant making ...

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. – 1-6 ...

A faithful disrupter of sleep – Why I fired my alarm clock

I think the Louis Vuitton bags under my eyes have finally disappeared now that I have made peace with my alarm clock. Four years ago this month, I fired my alarm clock as I retired from three decades of answering the bell at 3:15 a.m. to do my daily WZID morning radio show. “Do you miss ...

In life, be prepared, but first get organized

A great friend of mine has brought a new philosophy into my coaching world and my personal life. One of our staple lessons as part of our eight-week program at Fit It In Fitness is preparation. The importance of this step doesn’t need to be explained, but it does need to be practiced. We can ...

Health News Digest

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. 1:30-6:30 p.m. ...

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. – 1-6 p.m. May 29: Brookline Safety Complex, ...

Getting help during the early stages of schizophrenia

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a six-part series highlighting Mental Health Awareness Month. Schizophrenia is a very treatable illness when diagnosed early. A national research study - RAISE (Recovery After Initial Schizophrenia Episode) - discovered that when treated within the first ...

The development of relationships begins in childhood

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a six-part series highlighting Mental Health Awareness Month. Most of us are familiar with the blissful scene of a mother interacting with her infant or toddler; holding him close to her face, their eyes gazing into each other’s, soft and comforting ...

When mental health and substance use disorders occur together

According to the Surgeon General, 1 in 4 adults will experience a mental health disorder at some point in his or her lifetime. Most of us are familiar with some of these challenges, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health disorders. In addition, many people are aware of the ...

Inkie: An ordinary life well-lived, full of love, compassion

Two kinds of people inhabit this world: Those who tear things apart in an effort to understand and those who embrace things whole and without question. The analytic and the empathic. We live in an analytical culture, in a digital age. We were taught by our parents and, in turn, are busy ...

Benefits of fresh air and sunshine for senior citizens

With spring in the air and summer on the horizon, there’s no excuse to spend the entire day inside. Fresh air and sunshine have numerous health benefits for us all. Studies have shown they can improve our quality of sleep, enhance our brain functioning, and help us feel calm and relaxed. ...

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. – 2:30:7:30 p.m. May 22: Merrimack Middle ...

Nashua nurses awarded for excellence

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 ...

From childhood to adulthood, do you imagine the same way?

When I was a little girl I had quite the imagination. I would go outside and talk to the trees. I wrote plays, built fairy houses in the woods, and created treasure maps that led to gold buried in my neighborhood. I also thought there was a monster in my closet and I slept with a nightlight. My ...

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 ...