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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Awards $49,187 to Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Awards $49,187 to Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

Healthy Eating for Successful Living program funds mark first Harvard Pilgrim Foundation grant to support new focus on healthy aging   LAWRENCE –  Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation today announced it…

Getting Healthy with Rick Bellanti

Getting Healthy with Rick Bellanti

By: Rick Bellanti – Dec. 2015 When I was approached to write a monthly wellness column, I knew that my first article was going to be about daily water intake.…

Daybreak Homeless Shelter & Psychological Center in Lawrence Need Your Help

Daybreak Homeless Shelter & Psychological Center in Lawrence Need Your Help

By: Carina Pappalardo As Valley Patriot readers know, The Psychological Center in Lawrence has undergone some major changes this past year. Fortunately, Daybreak Shelter and our other programs, Pegasus House, Women’s…

Blaming Doctors to Protect Mexican Drug Lords

Blaming Doctors to Protect Mexican Drug Lords

By: Bharany Padmanabhan – Nov. 2015 The Obama Administration has to this minute not denied documents furnished to federal courts documenting that the Sinaloa drug cartel are officially supported by…

Something Needs to Change… – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Something Needs to Change… – THE DOCTOR IS IN!

My favorite lesson from high school physics was learning the second law of thermodynamics, that matter cannot be created nor destroyed under ordinary chemical means. It is a really useful…

A Helping Light in a darkened area of Substance Abuse in New Hampshire

A Helping Light in a darkened area of Substance Abuse in New Hampshire

By: Rebecca Pearson – November 24, 2014 With recent reports hitting the news streams about the over whelming opioid overdoses in our area and around the Massachusetts and New Hampshire…

GMOs and Other Conspiracy Theories

GMOs and Other Conspiracy Theories

By Christine Morabito – November 2015 “Killer Tomatoes” was a cute name for a really silly horror flick. When the term is applied to genetically modified organisms, things get even more…

Some are More Equal Than Others

Some are More Equal Than Others

By: Dr. Bharany Padmanabhan – October, 2105 This past week came the news, sadly expected, that Dennis Hastert will be allowed to plead to a lesser charge and the Government…

Don’t Shoot the Messenger ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Don’t Shoot the Messenger ~ THE DOCTOR IS IN!

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – October, 2015 One of the most difficult jobs I have has been the honor of being tasked with giving bad news. It is both dreadful…

Stopping Addiction Before It Starts – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Stopping Addiction Before It Starts – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives  – October, 2015 The State Senate recently passed additional reforms aimed at combatting the substance abuse epidemic in Massachusetts. Senate Bill 2020, which passed unanimously,…

Fundraiser for Methuen Woman with Cancer

Fundraiser for Methuen Woman with Cancer

Amanda DaSilva is a long-time resident of Methuen who is fighting Leukemia. She battled cancer in 2013, and underwent chemo, radiation and surgery. She is now fighting for her life and…

Organic Foods: Not as Healthy as You Think

Organic Foods: Not as Healthy as You Think

By Christine Morabito – October 2015 Organic farming has become a multi-billion-dollar industry. What you don’t know about it may surprise you. Eating organic is supposed to be healthier and better for…

Addressing the Epidemic

Addressing the Epidemic

By: Oscar Camargo – Sept., 2015 The opiate crisis in the Valley has had a chilling effect on the whole community. The town of Andover alone has laid seven of…

Choose Dr. Oliver Sacks over Lucian Leape or Alice Newton

Choose Dr. Oliver Sacks over Lucian Leape or Alice Newton

By: Dr. Bharani Padmanabhan – Sept. 2015 Dr. Oliver Sacks passed away last week from melanoma of the eye. He was best known for awakening people frozen into catatonic parkinsonism by the…

DiZoglio Bill Would Prohibit OxyContin Prescriptions for Children

DiZoglio Bill Would Prohibit OxyContin Prescriptions for  Children

Legislation Comes in Response to Recent FDA Approval of OxyContin to Children under Age 17 (BOSTON) – State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) has filed legislation in the Massachusetts House of…