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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Fast facts on NH insurance exchange plans

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Here are some fast facts about how buying health insurance will change in New Hampshire as President Barack Obama’s health overhaul takes effect and the first insurance exchange starts operating later this year: Q. How many people are uninsured in New Hampshire and how many of those are projected to get …

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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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Epileptic boy’s book helps raise money for seizure dog

Evan Moss’ seizures come quietly in the night. When they strike, the 7-year-old’s parents have to give him medicine to make them stop — or risk brain damage. But to do that, they have to know they are happening. Lisa and Rob Moss live in fear of missing one. The seizures are so silent that …

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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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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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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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Nominations open for person that has promoted parent involvement in education

Do you know of a parent, educator, volunteer, parent-teacher group, or community organization that has made an extraordinary contribution to promoting parent involvement in education? You can help them get the recognition they deserve while advancing the cause of strong family-school partnerships in New Hampshire!  Read more…

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