Category Archive: News

Asthma and Schools

Asthma is a leading chronic  illness among children and adolescents in the United States. It is also one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. On average, in a  classroom of 30 children, about 3 are likely to have asthma. Low-income populations, minorities, and children living in inner cities  experience more emergency department visits, hospitalizations, …

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New plan for state’s parks calls for more trails and playgrounds

A new five-year plan outlining the future of outdoor recreation activities in New Hampshire calls for the creation of more walking and running trails for older adults, playgrounds for kids, and maximizing use of state parks with year-round activities. The state’s Division of Parks and Recreation is required by law to compile a report on …

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Valley News: Lyme Fourth-Grader Is a Real Champion

By Jon Wolper Valley News Staff Writer Sunday, November 11, 2012 Lyme — YuYu Cutting stood inside a crudely drawn foursquare box on the Lyme School blacktop, balancing a deflated basketball in his left hand. He brought his hand back, keeping the ball in place with the hook protruding from the right sleeve of his …

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New Hampshire Declares Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness Week

CONCORD, N.H. — Governor John Lynch has declared November 11-17 as Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness Week in New Hampshire. The Governor asks New Hampshire citizens to celebrate the week by promoting healthy lifestyles changes and encourages people to become educated on chronic disease prevention, awareness, and management. Governor Lynch’s s proclamation is a combined …

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Managed Medicaid moves forward, but still more hurdles

News reports of the federal approval of the state’s plan to adopt a privately managed Medicaid system is important step, but one of many before the final plan is implemented.   Alex Koutroubas, of the lobbying firm of  Denney & Bouley, provided the following memo explaining the process:   A Few Words About the SPA approval… …

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Baseball Star Sam Fuld to lead Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness week

CONCORD –  Major League Baseball star Sam Fuld will serve as the honorary chairman of the Childhood Chronic Health Conditions Awareness week.  Fuld – a Tampa Bay Ray’s outfielder and New Hampshire native –  has had diabetes since childhood.     The week is an annual celebration of “amazing young people who overcome serious health issues,” said …

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Zebra Crossings has Family Play Day at Pawtuckaway State Park

DOVER / NOTTINGHAM — Do you know a child that has a chronic health condition? If so, we would love to introduce them to Zebra Crossings. We provide enrichment programs for children with a chronic health condition including, but not limited to; asthma, diabetes, heart condition, epilepsy, seizure disorder, cystic fibrosis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. …

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Seacoaston-line.com: ACA addresses pre-existing conditions for those under 19

By Michael McCord news@seacoastonline.com In September 2010, one of the lesser-known provisions of the Affordable Care Act went into effect. For the first time across the country, health insurers were denied the underwriting ability to deny or limit coverage to children under age 19 with so-called pre-existing conditions such as asthma, diabetes, autism and cancer. …

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Londonderrynh.net: Olympics to Encourage Children to Play

from Londonderrynh.net 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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Concord Monitor: A big step for oral health

By Hope Saltmarsh and Kyle Messier / For the Monitor July 26, 2012 In 2012, there are far too many people in New Hampshire – one of the richest states in our nation – who do not have access to basic dental care. There are too many children in our state who go to school …

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