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Writing Contest for Middle School Students

Writing Contest for Middle School students – Are you inspired by  someone with a chronic condition? Tell us your story.CONCORD – In an effort to raise awareness about the young people with  chronic health conditions, the Council for Youths with Chronic  Conditions, is hosting a New Hampshire youths with special health care  needs essay contest.  New Hampshire’s middle school …

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Consumer alert: new health care markets on the way

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buying your own health insurance will never be the same. This fall, new insurance markets called exchanges will open in each state, marking the long-awaited and much-debated debut of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The goal is quality coverage for millions of uninsured people in the United States. What the reality …

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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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Keene Sentinel: Standing Tall

By Kaitlin Mulhere Sentinel StaffSentinelSource.com                                 |                         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, …

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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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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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NHPR: State Cuts Nursing for Sick Kids; Parents Raise Alarm

by Dan Gorenstein, NHPR Over the last year, dozens of families have lost state subsidized nursing support to care for their sick children. Some parents say the reductions have made it hard to juggle work and keep their kids healthy. New Hampshire hired a private company, Schaller Anderson to manage these cases. Frustrated parents accuse …

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Over $100,000 Raised for Local Children During LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Weekend

LOUDON, N.H. (July 20, 2011) -With the curtain closing on the LENOX Industrial Tools 301, it is time to add up the gracious donations raised through the New Hampshire Motor Speedway chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and so far this year, over $100,000 has been raised. The money, along with additional fundraisers throughout the remainder …

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NH Children in Nature Conference Oct. 5; Creating Outdoor Spaces

CONCORD, N.H. — If you’re interested in finding ways to encourage kids and families to get outside and more involved with the natural world, plan to attend the New Hampshire Children in Nature conference “Where the Children Play: Discovering, Creating and Using Outdoor Spaces” on October 5, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at …

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