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Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for injuries resulting from a fall. And, it’s estimated that 80% of these falls happen in the bathroom. Fall-related injuries can range from minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises to more severe injuries, including broken bones, hip fractures, head contusions, and even spinal cord injury.

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Integrity is the bedrock and foundation of our existence. It isn’t anything that we can hold in our hand or see. But, we can certainly feel it and experience it. It is the core place within us where we store the definition of ourselves, the “who we are” and “who we plan to be.” What do I mea…

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LACONIA — Community education at LRGHealthcare has gone virtual. Free, online versions of the four-week Everyday Living & Diabetes class will be offered Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., beginning Feb. 3. To participate in the virtual class, participants need access to the internet and an email…

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PLYMOUTH — Lakes Region Mental Health Center is moving its Plymouth office. Effective Monday, Jan. 18, LRMHC’s Plymouth office will be moving from 599 Tenney Mountain Highway to 81 Highland St. in Plymouth. LRMHC’s Laconia office at 40 Beacon St. E. will remain unchanged.

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The holidays can be a time of joy, togetherness and connection. For seniors that are isolated from family and friends, these happy feelings can be replaced with anxiety or depression once the festivities end.

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PLYMOUTH — The holidays came early for Pemi-Baker Community Health thanks to a generous donation from Service Credit Union. Both non-profit companies have strong missions to support the communities they serve and PBCH plans to use the donation for much needed training supplies for their nurses.

New Hampshire Humane Society Pet of the Week

    Meet Connor! He is a 1-year-old Shepherd Mix that came all the way from Texas to find his new forever home. This tall, handsome gentleman is p… Read more

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    As the year comes to an end, it is customary for people to be thinking about resolutions for the new year. The dictionary would say a resolution is, “a firm decision to do or not do something…the firmness of purpose…determination. I see it as making a promise, the giving of one’s word, a ser…

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    There are many benefits that come with getting older, but there are also factors to be aware of when it comes to our health and wellness. As we age our body’s natural defenses become less reliable and as a result, seniors are more susceptible to infection — including pneumonia.

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    It is up to YOU to have a Meaningful and Memorable Christmas! It is always up to you; you cannot look around and wait for or count on someone else to do the right thing. Some of you may say, “I am tired of being the one who has to take the lead, carry the ball, make something good happen all…

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    First off, I am not sure that both those terms belong in the same sentence. It can be difficult to talk to friends who have different political views at this time in our country, no less “loved ones” where there is an emotional and long-standing bond. There are often conversations, disagreem…

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    PLYMOUTH — While physical therapist’s roles are both broad and diverse, several misconceptions still exist about what physical therapy is, what it isn’t, and the various ways it can help people improve the health and lives of people at all stages in life.

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    Last week, we talked about expressing our gratitude when someone gives us a gift or when they share something with us that makes us happy. This week let’s look at expectations of the giver.

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    Appointments are now available for free breast and cervical cancer screenings at the Health First Community Health Center in Franklin and the LRGHealthcare Facility in Laconia, among others. Individuals aged 21-64 who have no health insurance, or insurance that doesn’t pay for screening test…

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    Thanksgiving was last week, but I wanted to spend a moment looking at the expression “thank you.” What was it originally intended to mean? I think, to the pilgrims, it expressed more about gratitude, being grateful for — than anything else. It was originally a time when everybody was gratefu…