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Seniors learn "parkour," sport of daredevil youths
LONDON (AP) -- On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges -- all elements of a daredevil discipline known as "parkour."
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Got A Rash? iPad, Other Devices Might Be The Cause
CHICAGO (AP) -- Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Second Probe Details More CDC Anthrax Lab Problems
NEW YORK (AP) -- A second investigation has detailed additional safety problems at federal health laboratories in Atlanta, including the use of expired disinfectants and the transfer of dangerous germs in Ziploc bags.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Brain Protein Tied To Alzheimer's Disease
Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Study: US Alzheimer's Rate Seems To Be Dropping
The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries -- good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Seniors learn "parkour," sport of daredevil youths
LONDON (AP) -- On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges -- all elements of a daredevil discipline known as "parkour."
Thursday, July 17, 2014

MS Society To Host Meet & Greet
The National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter is hosting a Meet & Greet for people with multiple sclerosis and their loved ones at the Littleton Regional Healthcare on Aug. 6 from 4-6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Health Watch: Don't Let Stress Rule Your Life
You learn that you are among the top three candidates for a job, and the final selection will be determined by your performance in a 30-minute presentation. As you get ready for this presentation, do you consider it a stress or a challenge?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ask The PT - Graston Technique Gets Results
Have you ever had a pain that just wouldn't go away? Or felt like your skin or a scar was just too tight for your body?
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Guideline: Most Healthy Women Can Skip Pelvic Exam
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No more dreaded pelvic exam? New guidelines say most healthy women can skip the yearly ritual.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Forgotten Vials Of Smallpox Found In Storage Room
ATLANTA (AP) -- A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week -- decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

No Practicing On Patients: New Docs Get Boot Camp
CHICAGO (AP) -- First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking -- for everyone involved.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

LRH's Alisa Judson Buzzed It Off For Kids
Alisa Judson, medical assistant at Littleton Regional Healthcare, joined the 484 men, 288 women and 213 children who came together to "Buzz It Off" for Kids with Cancer, raising a total of $950,000 as of June 8.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Health Watch: Do I Dare To Eat an Egg?
Three decades ago, my uncle was eating a poached egg on toast every morning for breakfast. He was healthy and had a very good cholesterol profile.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Childhood Vaccines Again Deemed Generally Safe
NEW YORK (AP) -- The latest analysis of childhood vaccines confirms they're generally safe.
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Unapproved Device Buys Time For New Pair Of Lungs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the lungs.
Thursday, July 3, 2014

LRH Presents Nursing Excellence Award
LITTLETON, N.H. -- For the second year in a row, nursing and clinical support staff at Littleton Regional Healthcare were asked to nominate a nurse they felt represented the meaning of Hero. Many nurses and clinical staff at Littleton Regional Healthcare were nominated as someone who exemplifies excellence in nursing. After much consideration LRH nursing staff selected three deserving individuals.
Thursday, July 3, 2014

More Countries Adding Graphic Warnings To Smokes
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia became the newest country to mandate graphic photo warnings on cigarette packs on Tuesday, joining more than 40 other nations or territories that have adopted similar regulations in recent years. The warnings, which showcase gruesome close-up images ranging from rotting teeth and cancerous lungs to open tracheotomy holes and corpses, are an effort to highlight the risks of health problems related to smoking. Research suggests these images have prompted people to quit, but the World Health Organization estimates nearly 6 million people continue to die globally each year from smoking-related causes. The tobacco industry has fought government efforts to introduce or increase the size of graphic warnings in some countries. Here are a few places where pictorial health warnings have made headlines:
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Vermont Tech Holds Pinning Ceremony For Northeast Kingdom Practical Nursing Graduates
RANDOLPH CENTER -- On Thursday, June 19, graduates of Vermont Tech's Practical Nursing Program at the Northeast Kingdom sites were presented with their ceremonial pins for completion of the program.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dr. Chris Danielson Works With Doctors Without Borders
Dr. Chris Danielson, General Surgeon with NVRH Surgical Group, is pictured with other medical personnel in a Medecins Sans Frontieres camp in South Sudan. Danielson spent the month of April in South Sudan working with MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders. He performed seven to eight surgeries a day. According to its website, MSF " an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from health care. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation." Danielson said that "...corny as it may sound, their unofficial motto is that 'we go where others won't and that is how I wanted to be of help." He worked long hours, seven days a week with nurses from Canada and physicians from the Congo, Norway, Nepal and South Korea. He is planning on spending more time with MSF.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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