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A Truly Demented Idea ~ By: Jeff Katz

A Truly Demented Idea ~ By: Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz – May, 2016 Hollywood types have seemingly never been big fans of Ronald Reagan. They did not like the fact that he had been one of them…

Making it Easy for Government to Steal Our Medical Charts

Making it Easy for Government to Steal Our Medical Charts

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – April, 2016 John Ehrlichman authorized breaking into Dr. Fielding’s office on September 3rd, 1971, to steal Daniel Ellsberg’s medical chart. In those days, medical charts…

North Andover Sr. Center Discussion on Colon Cancer Awareness and Aging

North Andover Sr. Center Discussion on Colon Cancer Awareness and Aging

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – April, 2016 Las month on March 28th, I was invited by my good friend and fellow North Andover Board of Health member, Mr. Joseph McCarthy, to…

Dr. Rustum Opens New Pain Management Clinic at Sal’s Riverwalk!

Dr. Rustum Opens New Pain Management Clinic at Sal’s Riverwalk!

This month marks the return of Dr. Rami Rustum as a columnist in The Valley Patriot. We sat down with Dr. Rustum last week to talk about what does, and…

Baker Gives Money to Lawrence, Haverhill to Enhance Maintenance of Drinking Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Treatment Systems

Baker Gives Money to Lawrence, Haverhill to Enhance Maintenance  of Drinking Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Treatment Systems

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $385,000 to 10 Communities to Develop Asset Management Plans to Help Minimize System Failures  BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration has awarded $385,000 in grants to 10 communities to complete Asset…

NECC’s Crime Scene Investigation Plans Open House on the Haverhill campus.  

NECC’s Crime Scene Investigation Plans Open House on the Haverhill campus.  

Do you binge watch CSI shows? Do you think you would make a good crime scene investigator? Come and test your skills during Northern Essex Community College’s first Crime Scene…

The Doctor is BACK! Talking Pain… AGAIN!

The Doctor is BACK! Talking Pain… AGAIN!

    Dr. Rami Rustum – April-2016 It is my great pleasure to be back, communicating with the great readers of The Valley Patriot newspaper as I will be writing…

Representative DiZoglio, Dr. Padmanabhan Win Newspaper’s Coveted 1st Amendment Award

Representative DiZoglio, Dr. Padmanabhan Win Newspaper’s Coveted 1st Amendment Award

  Methuen State Representative Diana DiZoglio and Cambridge Doctor Bharani Padmanabhan were both bestowed one of the highest honors by The Valley Patriot newspaper last month, when they were each…

Diet vs. Exercise

Diet vs. Exercise

By: Rick Bellanti – Feb, 2016 I received a great question this week: Rick, I go to the gym five times a week I do plenty of cardio and work…

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Legislators Tour Daybreak Homeless Shelter, Funding Needed

Over coffee and pastry, fifty people attended the first legislative open house at Daybreak Shelter in Lawrence, MA. In tight quarters, Carina Pappalardo, Chief Executive Officer, discussed the agency’s partnership…

Maura Healey’s Medicaid Fraud Numbers Do Not Look Good

Maura Healey’s Medicaid Fraud Numbers Do Not Look Good

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – March, 2016 Healthcare costs are a huge percentage of the Commonwealth’s annual expense and a significant burden on both public and private employers’ budgets. Eventually…

Do Heartburn Drugs Cause Dementia? ~ The Doctor is IN!

Do Heartburn Drugs Cause Dementia? ~ The Doctor is IN!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – March, 2016 Acid or proton-pump inhibitor drugs (PPI) are among the most widely prescribed medicines in the world. They include brand names such as Nexium,…

Campbell Amendment Requires Hospitals to Report Overdoses to Primary Care Physicians

Campbell Amendment Requires Hospitals to Report Overdoses to Primary Care Physicians

The Massachusetts House of Representatives took a number of important measures in addressing the ongoing opioid abuse crisis in the Commonwealth. The House passed comprehensive legislation that incorporated aspects of…

So you Think You’re Pro-life? Think Again ~ Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

So you Think You’re  Pro-life? Think Again ~ Beneath the Surface with Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – March. 2016 One presidential candidate the other day was accused of being too pro-life. Is that possible? Can a person value human life too much? If…

Knowing the Differences Between Physicians, Physician’s Assistants, & Nurse Practitioners

Knowing the Differences Between Physicians, Physician’s Assistants, & Nurse Practitioners

Our center staffs a range of medical experts with varying skills, specialties and levels of expertise. During your visit, you may hear different people introduce themselves as a physician, nurse…