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Hospice Announces Volunteer Training
North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency will hold their annual hospice training at Littleton Regional Hospital in Littleton on Tuesday nights beginning Sept. 2. New volunteers are always needed to meet the growing number of patients and families in the 22 communities served.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Broncos Owner Giving Up Control Due To Alzheimer's
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer's disease.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

ACHS Expands Its Services to Include Dental & Oral Health
Littleton -- There has been a flurry of activity on the corner of Cottage Street and Mt. Eustis Road in Littleton over the past several weeks. The building at 202 Cottage Street is undergoing major renovations in order to accommodate Ammonoosuc Community Health Services' (ACHS) new Dental and Oral Health Center.
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Healthy Fun for Families: Grill Your Way Into Summer
Activity Idea: Summer cookouts are not only a good time to enjoy some yummy foods, but also a perfect opportunity to get the entire family out of their lawn chairs and up and moving. Volleyball, badminton, or Frisbee are inexpensive, easy ways to include everyone in being active. So when you are setting up your outdoors with your grill and foods, remember to get the games ready to go as well. A little friendly family competition can be quite entertaining.
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Red Cross Bloodmobile Makes A Stop At Littleton Coin
Employees of the Littleton Coin Company were greeted last Thursday by a large blue bus in the parking lot. This was no average bus. It was the American Red Cross bloodmobile - a colorful, self-contained donor coach that's fully equipped to accept blood donations in a safe, hygienic mobile setting. The event was an initiative from the Littleton Coin Community Service team who worked with local Red Cross representatives to recruit and organize volunteers. Over 40 employees donated their time and their blood for the event and a free lunch was provided by the company to all participants. According to the American Red Cross, just one pint of blood can help save up to three people. To find out how you can donate, contact
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ask The PT
Functional Dry Needling: Some Questions and Answers
Friday, July 18, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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