A recent study found little evidence of health benefits from organic foods, challenging organic’s reputation as the healthy alternative to conventional agribusiness. But others say researchers did find some vital differences around pesticide levels and that the study was too narrow, ignoring vital environmental and ethical reasons for eating organic. Today we'll look at the arguments on both sides.
Advocates for mental health services say the state’s plan to re-open 12 beds at New Hampshire Hospital doesn’t go far enough to improve care. Representatives from more than a dozen organizations gathered today in Concord, and described a system stretched beyond its limits.
And they want New Hampshire lawmakers to know that no other medical condition gets treated this way.
The author and philosopher Alain de Botton addresses the chasm between our private feelings and real world experience of sex in “How to Think More About Sex." It’s one of two new books in The School of Life Series – a smart and frequently funny twist on the “self-help” genre, which he curates.
Check out this short film that accompanies the book:
Pertussis starts like a cold, but after a week or so, it leads to severe coughing fits that can take weeks to shake. It’s also called ‘whooping cough’ because patients make a high-pitched whoop sound as they suck in air.
There are 222 confirmed cases in the state this year, the highest levels since 2006.
The President’s health law wasn’t all that popular with New Hampshire House Republicans. Among other actions last session, they passed a law prohibiting the state from managing its own health insurance exchange.
And for now, the state is moving forward with a marketplace run by the Federal government.
Following President Obama’s reelection and the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmation of much of the Affordable Care Act, the gears are in motion to implement this law 2014. We’re talking with lawmakers and health care experts about aspects of Medicaid expansion and health exchanges, major parts of the new law now being debated in the Granite State.
About 20 years ago, Bob Vecchiotti developed something called foot neuropathy. It’s a neurological condition that left his feet numb. Sometimes they would tingle or burn.
“But then the pain was getting to the point that I was losing concentration and sleep, and I decided we need to do more,” says Vecchiotti. “That’s when my primary care physician, working with a compound pharmacist, was able to come up with something that worked.”
Vecchiotti is a business consultant in Peterborough. He was somewhat skeptical of compounding.
A new report from the Minnesota-based United Health Foundation ranks New Hampshire the third healthiest state in the nation. That’s down a spot from last year. The report weights a variety of factors, including infant mortality, obesity, high school graduation rate and levels of violent crime. Vermont ranked first in the nation for the sixth straight year.
Federal prosecutors say it could take a year or more before a trial in the Hepatitis C outbreak case begins. On Wednesday, a grand jury indicted 33-year old David Kwiatkowski on 14 charges, including tampering with a consumer product.
The former Exeter Hospital employee is accused of stealing syringes of a powerful pain medication, injecting himself, and then reusing the needles on patients.
U.S. Attorney John Kacavas says the FBI and members of law enforcement continue to investigate the case.