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Author and sexuality educator Cindy Pierce, of Etna, has released the new book Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World. Pierce, 50, also speaks to parents, teachers and students on the topic. Tuesday, November 24, 2015.  (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Sex in a Pornographic Age

Monday, November 30, 2015

Before reading the book that she encouraged Etna resident Cindy Pierce to write, Vicki Hoefle thought she was well-versed in how young people struggle to navigate the hyper- and cyber-sexualized jungle of 21st-century culture. And while Hoefle digested Pierce’s Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World, published by Boston-based Bibliomotion this fall, the stories sounded familiar: ∎ The quotes of young men and boys whose near-constant exposure to pornography, especially online, skews their view of what kind of sex young women and girls want and need. ∎ The advancing kudzu of social media, instant-messaging tools and apps like Tinder, with which not …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 29, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Dartmouth Cardiologist Will Lead Medical Society Hanover — John R. Butterly, a cardiologist and a professor of medicine at Geisel School of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has been elected president of the New Hampshire Medical Society. “It is an honor to represent physicians in the state …

To Your Good Health: Health Professionals: Practice What You Preach

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Dear Dr. Roach: I retired from a large hospital after smoking was prohibited in the building. At that time, doctors still smoked in their lounge, and other employees — nurses, technicians, etc. — smoked on the adjacent strip-mall property or in their personal vehicles. I imagine that the doctors no longer smoke in their lounge and are not seen in public view, but …

Health Officials Send E. Coli Warning

Thursday, September 24, 2015

White River Junction — Vermont health officials are warning clinicians to be on the lookout for signs of E. coli, after at least five Vermont residents contracted infections caused by the food-borne bacteria. The locations of the five laboratory-confirmed cases, and a sixth case listed as “probable,” were …

APD Making Its Pitch: Public Weighs In on D-H Affiliation Plan

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lebanon — About 20 people showed up for a discussion of the proposed affiliation that would bring Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital into a growing health care system directed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Using an abbreviated version of a slide …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 20, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Geisel Receives $5 million Grant to Study Motivation and Behavior Change Hanover — The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine has received a $5 million Common Fund grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project they hope will lead to …

Kendal Takes Part In River Cleanup

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hanover — Kendal at Hanover staff and residents removed tires and other trash from the shoreline of the Connecticut River during a cleanup earlier this month. The event was in support of the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s 19th annual Source to Sea Cleanup, which took place Friday and …

To Your Good Health: Does Hole in Heart Increase Stroke Risk?

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Dear Dr. Roach: Articles on strokes or TIAs rarely mention that they can be caused by a congenital heart defect. I had a family member with a patent foramen ovale, found at age 54, after he’d had several strokes. He had surgery to repair it and has been …

Accrediting Agency Warns Hitchcock

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Lebanon — An independent accreditation organization for medical education has issued warnings to Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and its surgery-training program for new doctors after receiving a complaint from a resident who was dismissed from that program. That development punctuated a five-year-old controversy that put a temporary roadblock …

CDC Reveals Just How Much Fast Food American Kids Eat Daily

Thursday, September 17, 2015

More than one in three American kids will eat fast food today, a new government report says. The same will be true tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that. On any given day, 34.3 percent of U.S. children and teens between the ages of 2 …

Vermont Requests Proposals for Psychiatric Facility

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Montpelier — Lawmakers and administration officials have begun contemplating the next major addition to Vermont’s mental health infrastructure. But they have some big questions to answer before they construct it, and the size of the facility, as well as its location, will be part of a legislative debate …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 13, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Open House Set At New Rehab Center Windsor — Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center will host an open house at its newly opened rehabilitation center on Sept. 24, from 2-4 p.m. Kevin Donovan, the hospital and health center’s CEO, said the free event will be “very special” …

To Your Good Health: Was Case of ‘Bird Lung’ an Allergy or Infection?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Dear Dr. Roach: I was a very active, healthy, young 68-year-old until March, when I was hospitalized for two weeks for bilateral pneumonia. I was told by the doctors at the hospital that it would take four to six weeks to get my health back. However, I experienced …