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Matthew Garrett honored with Champion Children award

CONCORD – A Pittsfield boy was recently honored as a “Champion Child/Outstanding Adolescent” at a state-wide event honoring young people who overcome serious, chronic health conditions. Matthew Garrett was nominated by Pittsfield School Nurse Allison Daigle for her spirit and resilience and then selected by the State Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions.   She wrote in his nomination: “Matthew represents the true meaning …

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Keene Sentinel: Standing Tall

By Kaitlin Mulhere Sentinel                                 |                         0  When 10-year-old Abby Bohannon had to pick a “me” object to teach her 4th-grade peers about herself at the beginning of the school year, she chose a thin, plastic tube. The tube didn’t represent a hobby or serve as a memory from a distant summer trip. Instead, …

Continue reading Olympics to Encourage Children to Play

from The 2012 Summer Olympics get underway this week in London. Most of us won’t be able to watch the London Olympics in person, but we can still experience the thrill of victory in our own backyards. The American Heart Association hopes parents will use these two weeks as a jumping point for getting …

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A Simple change in the law can bring smiles

By Jeff Woodburn “The worst case,” Penny McKinnon starts, her words drawing me closer and piquing my interest. As a School Nurse at Littleton’s Lakeway Elementary School, she sees a lot and it’s not all good. “A student’s teeth were so bad that he couldn’t eat,” she said, “he lost a lot of weight.” Hard …

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Union Leader: Mouth to mouth: Improving oral health care

There are ways to improve the health of low-income people without creating expensive government programs. Sometimes all it takes is a change in the law to let people help others when they want to. That is the goal of Senate Bill 284. It would let dental hygienists work in New Hampshire as roving public health …

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