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Valley Patriot Print Edition, June, 2019 – Lowell Tackles Needle Problem

Valley Patriot Print Edition, June, 2019 – Lowell Tackles Needle Problem

PDF OF THE JUNE 2019 VALLEY PATRIOT READ IN OUR FLIP PAGE VIEWER Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He…

A Million Lawsuits Are Coming, And About Time Too

A Million Lawsuits Are Coming, And About Time Too

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – May, 2019 And so it ends, with a whimper rather than the expected bang of a hundred billion dollar squeeze. Even before the lucre has been…

The Importance of Sleep in Your Diet ~YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

The Importance of Sleep in Your Diet ~YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – May, 2019 Lack of sleep in your life can for sure make you miserable, cranky and over tired the next day. In the long run, skimping…

Home Health VNA Awards Scholarship to Methuen GLTS Student

Home Health VNA Awards Scholarship to Methuen GLTS Student

Home Health VNA has awarded Anna Wolfendale, a Methuen resident and graduate of the Health Careers Program at Greater Lawrence Technical High School, a scholarship given annually in memory of…

New Syringe Collection Program in Lowell is Ready to Respond

New Syringe Collection Program in Lowell is Ready to Respond

  Lowell, MA – The City of Lowell’s Syringe Collection Program, housed under the Substance Abuse and Prevention Division within the Lowell Health Department, began on April 19th, 2019. The…

Audit Calls for Enhanced Oversight of Child Sex Abuse Allegations in the Commonwealth

Audit Calls for Enhanced Oversight of Child Sex Abuse Allegations in the Commonwealth

BOSTON — State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released an audit of the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) that recommends the agency seek more information relative to the incidence of child…

Medicare “Buy-In” Proposals Are Another Path Towards Single-Payer Health Care

Medicare “Buy-In” Proposals Are Another Path Towards Single-Payer Health Care

By: Kevin St. James – April, 2019 As we welcome the 2020 presidential contenders to New Hampshire we need to get to know and scrutinize their policy proposals. Early on,…

Doctors Are Not Airline Pilots

Doctors Are Not Airline Pilots

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – April, 2019 When Lucian Leape abandoned the profession of medicine and set out to make it subservient to corporate monopolies he began by claiming doctors are…

Fats: The Good vs. The Bad ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

Fats: The Good vs. The Bad ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – April, 2019 When it comes to healthy eating, fats most always get a bad rap. Fats are not one size fits all and are not created…

Scout Makes Rocking Chairs for Hospice Eagle Service Project

Scout Makes Rocking Chairs for Hospice Eagle Service Project

Haverhill, Mass- Among the beautiful elements inside High Pointe House, the hospice and palliative care residence of Merrimack Valley Hospice, now includes six new rocking chairs, handcrafted by Boy Scout…

Healthy Aging: The Clock Is Ticking ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

Healthy Aging: The Clock Is Ticking ~ YOUR HEALTH with RICK BELLANTI

It sounds pretty simple: The key to healthy aging is living a healthier lifestyle. Eating a healthy diet is very important while we are aging and including some physical activity…

Audit Highlights Need for Improved Access to Opioid Counseling and Expanded Prescriber Training

Audit Highlights Need for Improved Access to Opioid Counseling and Expanded Prescriber Training

Report focuses on patients who were prescribed buprenorphine as part of their medication-assisted treatment Boston, MA – Citing the Commonwealth’s ongoing opioid epidemic, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump is calling on…

MA Medical Society Supports Violating Physicians’ Rights

MA Medical Society Supports Violating Physicians’ Rights

By: Bharani Padmanabhan  – Feb. 2019 That our government cannot simply take a person’s liberty or property without due process is a bedrock principle of the United States as found…

Is Your Body (and mind) Ready for a Sugar Intervention? ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

Is Your Body (and mind) Ready for a Sugar Intervention? ~ YOUR HEALTH WITH RICK BELLANTI

By: Rick Bellanti – Feb. 2019 Sugar is one of the leading contributors to obesity and people that consume more sugar are more likely to be overweight or obese. For…

Boston’s Own Kitty Genovese Case

Boston’s Own Kitty Genovese Case

By: Bharani Padmanabhan – Jan. 2019 Everyone of a certain age instantly recalls the Kitty Genovese case, the New York Times’ now-timeless tale of city folk who ignored a murder…