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Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes, Study Says
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Staying in the Game after 50
Physical Therapists are healthcare providers who are experts in the examination and treatment of problems that affect people's ability to move and function as well as they can in their daily lives. PT's work by educating patients about their current condition as well as improving their mobility and motion. All of these skills are crucial to a patient's quality of life, their ability to earn a living and their ability to pursue their favorite leisurely activities.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NVRH Launches Online Patient Portal for Easier Access to Health Information
With its launch of a new patient portal program called, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital now offers patients the option to access select portions of their health records online, through the main hospital website at
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Health Watch: War on Cancer: Good News and Bad
Tuberculosis and polio were once major killers in this country. TB is still a threat worldwide, but effective use of antibiotics has reduced infections and deaths in the United States and other developed countries. Thanks to the Salk vaccine, introduced in the mid-1950s, polio has been virtually eliminated.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NVRH Holds Annual Recognition Dinner
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital held its annual recognition dinner for employees on Thursday evening, June 26, at The Sherburne Base Lodge on Burke Mountain. One hundred and fifty people attended; employees were recognized for their years of service as well as certifications they earned during the past year. Paul Bengtson, CEO was the Master of Ceremonies, and his sense of humor, genuine gratitude to employees and stories made the evening enjoyable and entertaining.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LRH Recognized As One Of Most Wired Small, Rural Hospitals
LITTLETON, N.H. -- Littleton Regional Healthcare has enhanced technology that allows clinicians and patients to have access to information they need to promote health and make the most informed decisions about treatments. As a result of these latest advancements, LRH has been named Most Wired Small, Rural Hospital for the second time.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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