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PLYMOUTH — The tongue's taste buds detect four tastes, sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. As people age, they have fewer taste buds and those become less sensitive. At peak health, people have 10,000-15,000 taste buds. By age 70, many seniors have lost two out of three, so the sense of taste de…

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For the second time recently, the oldest living U.S. President is recovering from a serious fall. Ninety-five-year-old Jimmy Carter is recovering from a fractured pelvis. He is one of 50 million seniors living in the U.S. currently, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one…

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PLYMOUTH — Pemi-Baker Community Health has added two new members to their physical therapy team. Nate Jenkins, PTA will work with the outpatient physical therapy team at Boulder Point, including aquatic therapy services. Rachel Kelly-Martin, PT will be working with the homecare team, providi…

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PLYMOUTH — October is National Physical Therapy month and one of the most common questions heard from patients is "What does taping do and can it help my injury?" There are many kinds of tape used in physical therapy. Some tape is applied to limit motion such as athletic taping, but in physi…

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LACONIA — This month, several Lakes Region health service providers were honored by New Futures, a New Hampshire health policy and advocacy organization, for their work to support children and families locally and throughout the Granite State.

New Hampshire Humane Society Pet of the Week

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What does Balance mean to you? For the scope of this article, balance is maintaining an upright position, evenly weighted on each foot and being able to move forward freely and easily. This is what we all aspire to. Many enjoy balance without ever giving it a second thought.

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PLYMOUTH — One of the most important ways that seniors can stay healthy is to make sure they are vaccinated against common, preventable diseases. Research shows that a number of older adults aren’t getting the vaccines they need to help reduce their risk of serious illnesses.

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CONCORD — Concord Hospital is hosting the 2020 Music for Healing & Transition Program, Inc. MHTP, a nonprofit educational organization, offers a course of study for instrumentalists and vocalists, certifying its graduates as certified music practitioners. MHTP accepts both amateur and pr…

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PLYMOUTH — For many senior adults, quality of life includes participating in hobbies, maintaining independence and getting out into the world. Mobility issues can physically prevent someone from spending their time doing activities they enjoy and can lead to social isolation, depression and …

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PLYMOUTH — As fans of the New England Patriots know, on July 4 of this year former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi suffered a stroke. Fans may also recall that in 2005, Bruschi suffered a major stroke due to a small congenital heart defect. Bruschi recovered to play again for the Pats the f…

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CONCORD — Concord Hospital Medical Group, a department of Concord Hospital, welcomes Dr. Emese Kalnoki-Kis to Concord Plastic Surgery, 248 Pleasant St., Suite 2800. Dr. Kalnoki-Kis is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the breast and body.

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FRANKLIN — In July, the Office of Inspector General released a report detailing stories of neglect and harm done to patients in hospice care in California, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas and other states. The tales were graphic, but while the articles highlighted the poor performance of a f…

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BELMONT — Autumn is synonymous with many things, such as cooler nights, turning back the clocks and pumpkin spice. It also means flu season is quickly approaching. Be prepared this season by getting a flu shot. ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care, located at 24 Homestead Place in Alton and 96 Daniel W…