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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…

Lawrence General Opens New State-of-the-Art Intensive Care Unit

Lawrence General Opens New  State-of-the-Art Intensive Care Unit

The Lawrence General Hospital has opened a new, state-of-the-art intensive care unit that features 19 private patient rooms, advanced patient monitoring systems, and enhanced space for patients, families and staff.…

Understanding Neuropathy ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Understanding Neuropathy ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Rami Rustum – Sept. 2016 Neuropathy is the term used to describe a problem with the nerves, usually the peripheral nerves as opposed to the central nervous system…

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…