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Yoga instructor Brianna Renner, of Newport, N.H., leads veterans through a yoga session at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt., on July 3, 2014. Veterans from left, Bill Birkmaier, of Lebanon, N.H., and Russell Cantlin, of  Enfield.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Progress Against PTSD

Sunday, July 20, 2014

White River Junction — “Give yourself permission to let go of anything that does not serve you in the moment.” That was the advice that Brianna Renner, a 34-year-old yoga instructor, gave in a soft but distinct voice to three veterans — all men nearly twice her age — sitting in front of her on rubber mats in Room G103B …

To Your Good Health: Which Diet Is the Right Diet

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: I am taking Zetia and niacin for extremely high cholesterol and triglycerides. Exactly what type of diet should I be on to lower my cholesterol and triglycerides? Many of the processed (cheese, ice cream, cookies, etc.) fat-free, cholesterol-free foods are high in sugar. Should I be on the South Beach Diet or a strictly vegetarian diet? How many calories, carbohydrates …

At the Hospitals: July 13, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Appoints Vice Chairman of Orthopaedics Lebanon — Orthopedic surgeon David S. Jevsevar, medical director of Orthopaedic Clinical Program Development for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, has been named vice chair of orthopaedics and director of the soon-to-be developed Arthritis Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. In his roles at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Jevsevar will manage the …

Excess Heat Can Have Many Causes

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 66-year-old woman who usually is too hot. When I tell my doctors, they just sort of laugh it off. It is making my life miserable because if I keep the heat or air conditioning where it is comfortable for me, it is …

Deciding About Statins

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a healthy, trim and physically very active 65-year-old with excellent EKG results and no family history of either stroke or heart problems. I was put on Lipitor about two years ago for high cholesterol. I have been monitoring my cholesterol every six months, …

Bringing Care to the Kids: Health Hub School-Based Clinics a 20-Year Success Story

Sunday, May 11, 2014

South Royalton — A weekly checkup for asthma found 11-year-old Erik Younce laughing with Frank Lamson, the pediatric nurse practitioner with Health Hub and the Strafford School-Based Health Clinic, a group of school-based clinics in the Orange Windsor …

At the Hospitals: May 11, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Dartmouth Researchers Find Savings in Cancer Care Lebanon — Researchers from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice report that savings in the cost of cancer care may be found in accountable care organizations through reductions …

To Your Good Health: Tuberculosis Concerns Are Put to Rest With Test

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: I am 22, and I am a security guard at a local store. Just recently, I detained a suspect for shoplifting. We were in a room no bigger than a small office, and she was coughing up a storm. I was in and out of …

D-H Could Support Hospital Tax

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Lebanon — Tens of millions of dollars in r evenue from a controversial tax on New Hampshire hospitals continues to figure in the budget plans of state lawmakers despite opposition from Dartmouth-Hitchcock and other large hospitals and rulings by two judges that the current form of the levy …

A Career in the Trenches: Vietnam Vet Found Calling as Nurse

Friday, May 9, 2014

White River Junction — Mary Hubisz always knew that fellow registered nurse Albie Wyce could calm and comfort intensive care patients of every stripe, generation and condition at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. “Then I Googled him,” Hubisz …

Painful Esophageal Spasm Needs Diagnosis By an Expert

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: My daughter suffers terribly from esophageal spasms. She is currently taking Ativan, Bentyl, Pepcid and sometimes Ultram. She has suffered for two years. It is unbearable, and she just wants to give up. She has two young children and a full-time job. She has burning …

Eschewing the Fat

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: I am an old man (84) with a middle-age paunch (5 feet, 7 inches tall and weigh 200 pounds) who needs to fit into a suit with pants an inch too tight in time for a wedding in a few weeks. About how many pounds …

Trust Ultrasound Diagnosis of Simple Cyst Rather Than Cancer

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: In order to detect the existence of a hernia, I had a CAT scan. It revealed something mysterious on my liver. The doctor then ordered an ultrasound, and pronounced a simple cyst, not cancer. Others tell me that an ultrasound cannot be conclusive; only a …