Health and Lifestyle

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 ...

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 ...