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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…

Senator L’Italien Talks About Her Trip to Israel, Pt. I

Senator L’Italien Talks About Her Trip to Israel, Pt. I

By: Tom Duggan – March, 2016 Massachusetts State Senator Barbara L’Italien was recently criticized in the daily paper for taking a trip to Israel. Anti-Semitic groups from the Boston area protested…

The GOP Needs More William F. Buckley, Less Trump

The GOP Needs More William F. Buckley, Less Trump

By: DJ Bettencourt – March. 2016 At the time of this writing, it marks the eighth anniversary of the passing of the father of modern American conservatism, William F. Buckley.…

My Sister Was Killed ~ By Jeff Katz

My Sister Was Killed  ~ By Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz: March, 2016 I was just putting the finishing touches on my column about the current electoral scene. A helping of Super Tuesday, dash of Trump, sprinkle of Clinton…

The Teaching Gene ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

The Teaching Gene ~ Ye Gay Ol’ Valley

By: Dani Langevin – Feb. 2016 Apparently my December column created quite a stir. I discovered that my administration received some unsolicited phone calls. Why wouldn’t those people contact me?…

Valley Patriot Announces Nominees for the 12th Anniversary BASH Scholarship and Award Night

Valley Patriot Announces Nominees for the 12th Anniversary BASH Scholarship and Award Night

The Valley Patriot newspaper has announced the nominees for the 2016 Valley Patriot BASH Awards. Winners will be announced at the Valley Patriot’s 12th Anniversary BASH ceremony on March 25th at the Firefighter’s…

The Valley Patriot Print Edition #149, March 2016 – The 12th Anniversary Edition

The Valley Patriot Print Edition #149, March 2016 – The 12th Anniversary Edition

READ IN FLIP-PAGE PDF VIEWER<<    PDF of MArch, 2016 PDF >> READ ON KINDLE   Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover…

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…

“Migrants” on the Move ~ JEFF KATZ

“Migrants” on the Move ~ JEFF KATZ

By: Jeff Katz – Feb. 2016 Over the past few weeks we’ve seen reports of millions of so called migrants traveling through Europe. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed hundreds of…

DEA and Haverhill Detectives Arrest Lawrence Man for Fentanyl Laced Heroin Worth $20K

DEA and Haverhill Detectives Arrest Lawrence Man for Fentanyl Laced Heroin Worth $20K

On Friday, DEA Agents from Portland Maine, Boston MA , DEA Cross Border Initiative, and Haverhill Detectives arrested Christopher Graciano-Fernandez age 22, of 15 Birch St. Lawrence MA in the…

PAYING ATTENTION! ~ A Day at the Board of Medicine and What Gov. Baker Needs to Know

PAYING ATTENTION!  ~ A Day at the Board of Medicine and What Gov. Baker Needs to Know

  By: Tom Duggan, Feb, 2016 Last month, I had the displeasure of spending a day in Waltham at the state’s Board of Registration in Medicine, also known as BORIM.…

BOOK REVIEW: Unraveling My Father’s Suicide

BOOK REVIEW: Unraveling My Father’s Suicide

By: Tom Duggan, Feb. ’16 Local author Kathleen LaPlante’s book, “Unraveling My Father’s Suicide” is an emotionally heart-wrenching story about her life experiences after the loss of her father to…

New Year’s Resolutions for Good Health and Happiness

New Year’s Resolutions for Good Health and Happiness

By: Dr. Frank MacMillan – Jan. 2016 Years end is a good opportunity for us to look back and take stock in what is good and what is not so…

Primary Presidential Politics: Who to Choose? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

Primary Presidential Politics:  Who to Choose? ~ BENEATH THE SURFACE with PAUL MURANO

By: Paul Murano – Jan. 2016 It is now political season and New England must choose the nation’s front-runners for President of the United States. I don’t place my faith…