Health and Lifestyle

Happiness: The pursuit and ways of attaining it

Editor’s Note: Laura Klain is a resident of Greater Nashua and a life coach. This is her inaugural column, which will run every second Sunday in The Telegraph on the Health and Family page. Happiness. We all want it. The “pursuit of happiness” is even written into the Constitution. So, ...

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. – Noon-6 p.m. March 12: Southern New Hampshire ...

Grant to boost care for addicted mothers

LEBANON – Dartmouth-Hitchcock has been awarded a $2.7 million federal grant under the 21st Century Cures Act to provide support to obstetrical practices across New Hampshire in implementing effective screening and treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorders. In 2015, 7.8 percent of ...

Finding your workout groove: The best method for YOU

Individualized coaching, group fitness, or workout alone? If you’re looking for REAL RESULTS, there is no doubt, hiring a coach will be your best investment. But what really do you get out of it and why is it so much better? There are benefits to both individualized and group coaching. It’s ...

Harvard Pilgrim Health care foundation distributes $2.3M in grants

WELLESLEY, Mass. – Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has announced that it awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to more than 900 nonprofit organizations in more than 300 communities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire in 2017. Since its inception in 1980, the ...

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. – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 26: Silverstone Living, ...

Healthy parenting is ultimate exercise in selflessness

If raising children were an investment option, your portfolio manager would advise against it. Frankly, you’d be better off buying stock in a company selling air conditioners in Antarctica, purchasing property on the fifth moon of Neptune, or betting against the Patriots. Purely as 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. – Noon-6 p.m. Feb. 19: Grace Lutheran Church, 130 Spitbrook Road, Nashua. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 20: St. John Neumann Church, 708 Milford ...

The flu and what we can do

None of us likes that premonition of impending disaster, when that vague notion first dawns: “I think I’m getting sick, I hope it’s not the flu.” None of us likes the days of queasiness or the interruption in our daily lives, but we don’t expect to die. But some years, the flu is more ...

Blood Drives

Area 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. – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 13: Home Health & Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack. – 2-7 p.m. Feb. 15: Nashua Elks ...

Grandchildren – the ultimate cardio for seniors

Who needs a Fitbit when you have a 3-year old? I got a Fitbit for Christmas and I think it’s just about had it. So you know, a Fitbit is a hi tech device you wear like a wristwatch. In addition to telling time, it counts your daily steps and records your sleep patterns. Nice to have if ...

Acts of personal achievement always trump awards

What do BAFTA (no, not an international trade agreement), the PGA (no, not a professional golf association), the IDA, SAG, AMPAS, Brittania, Gotham, the BFCA and the BTJA have in common? If you have no idea (I didn’t), then it’s time to get your Wi-Fi on. Here’s some more familiar ...

Area 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. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 6: St. John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road, Merrimack. – 1:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 8: VFW Post 4368, 1 VFW Way, Milford. – ...

Big box shopping club store trip brings out doomsday prepper

Suddenly, I feel like a doomsday prepper. You know, one of those rugged-looking guys hunkering down with enough rations to get through the next war and electric grid interruption. Barb and I just joined one of the big box shopping club stores in Nashua. Actually, we were gifted with a free ...

The new year is here – find your theme for 2018

Are you finding it hard to set your intention for the year? Here is a great way to set yourself up for success. Over the past four years I’ve switched my thinking from setting goals to setting goals AND finding my One Word. Thanks to Dan Gordon, and the authors of “One Word,” I live with ...

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. – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 29: Dartmouth-Hitchcock, 2300 Southwood Drive, Nashua. – 1-6 p.m. Jan. 29: AutoFair Volkswagen of Nashua, 717 Route 101-A, ...

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 ...

Merrimack School Board approves use of drug dogs

MERRIMACK - The School Board approved an agreement between Merrimack High School and the Merrimack Police Department to allow drug-sniffing dogs in the facility. The agreement had been in the works since 2015 after a youth risk behavior survey suggested a troubling level of prescription drug ...