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Lawrence Council Approves Police Use of NARCAN

Lawrence Council Approves Police Use of NARCAN

DEC. 20, 2016| 8:30pm The Lawrence City Council approved the use of NARCAN Tuesday night, allowing Lawrence Police to carry the medication that literally revives people who die from heroin…

Haverhill Woman Charged with Criminal Obstruction, Harassing a Witness

Haverhill Woman Charged with Criminal Obstruction, Harassing a Witness

AG’s Office Originally Charged Woman with Larceny, Medicaid False Claims for Billing MassHealth for Services Not Provided BOSTON – A Haverhill woman who served as the personal care attendant (PCA)…

Commitment to Patient Care Not Quite Sturdy at Sturdy Hospital

Commitment to Patient Care Not Quite Sturdy at Sturdy Hospital

BY: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – Nov. 2016 Leadership is made much of because it affects every member of an organization and everyone who has to deal with them. The impact…

What to Expect From a Donald Trump Administration ~ PAYING ATTENTION with Tom Duggan

What to Expect From a Donald Trump Administration ~ PAYING ATTENTION with Tom Duggan

By: Tom Duggan – Nov. 2016 With all the media lies and misrepresentations about Donald Trump before the election, it’s hard to know what was real and what was just…

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Rami Rustum – Nov. 2016 Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) refers to a group of patients who have new or persistent pain after spinal surgery for back or…

Companion Care Services Seeks Volunteers for Vets in Nursing Homes

Companion Care Services Seeks  Volunteers for Vets in Nursing Homes

Alicia Nordin of Companion Care Services of New England says with more part time volunteers she would be able to service more nursing home residents, in particular, military veterans. Alicia’s…

FEASTER FIVE: Fun, Festive Thanksgiving Day Tradition for 10K+ Runners, Walkers in Andover

FEASTER FIVE: Fun, Festive Thanksgiving Day Tradition for 10K+ Runners, Walkers in Andover

WHAT:   29th annual family-friendly Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race, one of New England’s largest running events with 10,000+ runners and walkers and an apple pie for all finishers.…

Gr. Lawrence Tech Students Start Opioid Prevention Task Force

Gr. Lawrence Tech Students Start Opioid Prevention Task Force

Inspired by Methuen’s Phil Lahey, students at the Greater Lawrence Tech School have started a Drug Education Task Force. Lahey, a former Methuen Councilor and the main force in the…

Massachusetts Senate Adopts Caregiver Advice and Records Enablement Standards (C.A.R.E.) Act

Massachusetts Senate Adopts Caregiver Advice and Records Enablement Standards  (C.A.R.E.) Act

Boston-  The Massachusetts state Senate today advanced a bill intended to provide family caregivers with critically needed information and guidance to effectively care for a patient once released from a…

State Med Board Suspended Dr. Just to Make Nice with Charlie Baker

State Med Board Suspended Dr. Just to Make Nice with Charlie Baker

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan So, here are the actors in this sordid little drama. Charlie Baker opposes the legalization of marijuana. He supports prohibition. Dr. Candace Sloane is the Chair…

EDITORIAL: Ballot Questions: Charter Schools, Marijuana, Animals, Slot Parlors

EDITORIAL: Ballot Questions: Charter Schools, Marijuana, Animals, Slot Parlors

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL  OCTOBER 2016 There are four ballot questions Massachusetts voters will be asked to decide on Election Day. Here are our recommendations. VOTE YES ON QUESTION #1: Voters…

Cape Ann Communities Like Lawrence Hold Keys to Eradicating Homelessness

Cape Ann Communities Like Lawrence Hold Keys to Eradicating Homelessness

By: Joe D’Amore – October, 2016 The city of Lawrence and several Cape Ann communities have an almost intractable homelessness problem not unlike other urban centers in the United States.…

Merrimack Valley Hospice offering a Grief Support Group for Men

Merrimack Valley Hospice offering a Grief Support Group for Men

Lawrence MA. –  Merrimack Valley Hospice is currently providing a Grief Support Group for men who have lost a love one and they welcome new participants.  The group is meeting…

Navy Vet, EMT, Teaches How to Save Lives

Navy Vet, EMT, Teaches How to Save Lives

Lawrence resident and United States Navy Veteran Brian Mercer teaches others to save lives through training and education. Five years ago Mercer, an EMT and owner of a wheelchair van…

Hitting Your Weight Loss Plateau ~ THE EXERCISE GURU

Hitting Your Weight Loss Plateau ~ THE EXERCISE GURU

By: Rick Bellanti – September. 2016 We’ve all been there – you’re working hard eating responsibly and exercising and losing weight and then just when you’re feeling happy with your…