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An Answer to Some Critics of the Expanded Use of NARCAN

An Answer to Some Critics of the  Expanded Use of NARCAN

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Sept, 2016 During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln explained his reluctance to impose capital punishment upon homesick soldiers that deserted or upon young…

Honoring our Veterans

Honoring our Veterans

By: Don Jarvis – Sept. 2016 Today, someone’s child will enlist in our armed forces, take an oath they uphold for the rest of their life. This individual will stand…

Psychological Center Gala Gets $5,000 Donation from Merrimack Valley Credit Union

Psychological Center Gala Gets $5,000 Donation from Merrimack Valley Credit Union

  Credit Union to Sponsor The Psychological Center’s Fall Gala The Merrimack Valley Credit Union in Lawrence presented $5,000 to The Greater Lawrence Psychological Center this week for their annual…

Medical Interpreter Information Session Offered at NECC

Medical Interpreter Information Session Offered at NECC

An information session, for individuals interested in enrolling in a Medical Interpreter Certificate Program at Northern Essex Community College, will be held on Saturday, September 10, from 10 to 11…

What You Need to Know About Bursitis ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

What You Need to Know About Bursitis ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

  By: Dr. Rami Rustum - August, 2016 Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa. The bursa is a sac filled with lubricating fluid, located between tissues such…

Sugar and Spice, Not so Nice

Sugar and Spice, Not so Nice

By: Rick Bellanti – August, 2016 As Def Leppard once said back in the 1980s, Pour Some Sugar on Me. But that’s about all I would do with sugar now,…

Technologies for Aging in Place

Technologies for Aging in Place

By: Celeste Begley – Aug, 2016 The proverbial “an apple a day will keep the doctor away” is today more likely “an app any time of day will keep the…

The Brewing Crisis in Health Care, Part II-Nurses!

The Brewing Crisis in  Health Care, Part II-Nurses!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – August, 2016 (*Erica MacMillan contributed to this column.) Writing from the perspective of a practicing medical doctor, I have had 21 years with the MD…

Paula’s Journey for Hope, A Methuen Woman’s Story

Paula’s Journey for Hope, A Methuen Woman’s Story

The family and friends of Paula Stamoulis Corey are uniting to raise money to help Paula get diagnostic care and treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Paula was diagnosed…

Summer Storms Part II ~ WEATHER 101 with Al Kaprielian

Summer Storms Part II ~ WEATHER 101 with Al Kaprielian

By: Al Kaprielian – August, 2016 Good EVENING! Summer weather finally arrived in July. A heat wave occurred with three or more consecutive days of 90 degrees or higher. July…

What You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

What You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN

  By: Dr. Rami Rustum – July, 2016 Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder marked by widespread, unexplained pain in the muscles and joints. It’s not a disease. It’s a syndrome,…

5K Road Races – Have Some Fun

5K Road Races – Have Some Fun

By: Rick Bellanti – July, 2016 It’s that time and summer is fast approaching, which means the nicer weather will be bringing out all the competitive walkers, joggers and running…

The Truth About Narcan – Chief Talks Openly About Downsides of Narcan

The Truth About Narcan – Chief Talks Openly About Downsides of Narcan

By: Tom Duggan – July, 2016 From talking to police chiefs all over The Valley, it’s become increasingly clear that use of the new drug narcan is causing some unintended…

Disparity in Health Care Costs and Services

Disparity in Health Care Costs and Services

By: State Representative Lenny Mirra – July, 2016 Here’s why you should care, and care A LOT, about health care costs: Massachusetts has the highest healthcare costs in the world.…

Methuen City-wide Spraying for Mosquitoes – Wednesday, July 27

Methuen City-wide Spraying for Mosquitoes – Wednesday, July 27

The City of Methuen announces that it will be conducting a citywide spraying for mosquitoes on Wednesday July 27 beginning at 9:00pm in effort to reduce the number of mosquitoes…