Workshop: Staying Connected with Your Teen

Staying Connected with Your Teen provides dedicated time in a comfortable setting for parents and caregivers of preteens and teens to explore their relationship with their child, learn about some of the factors that impact that relationship and healthy adolescent development, and develop concrete skills to build and/or maintain positive bonds....

Check out This Month’s Super Food: Luscious Mango

It’s late summer, and mango is everywhere. In fact, mango may be the most widely-consumed fruit in the world. A stone fruit (as peaches are), it has been cultivated for over 4,000 years overseas, but is a relative newcomer to North America.  Low in calories (one cup is just 100 calories), it is packed with Vitamin C, has great antioxidant pr...

Simple Ways You Can Make a Difference: A Compliment a Day….

With the demands of school and busy fall and winter schedules just ahead, we’d like to highlight one simple thing we all can do right now for our own family. So much of our parenting lives are consumed with running a household and ensuring tasks are done. It shouldn’t be a surprise that when we speak, our family usually expects us to be iss...

Chronic Health Conditions and Pregnancy

For women with a chronic health condition, the prospect of pregnancy may bring with it many questions and concerns.  Can I continue to get treatment? Will I be able to have a healthy pregnancy? Will my baby be all right? The good news is a chronic health condition can often be successfully managed during pregnancy without harming the baby. ...

Simple Tips to Setting Realistic Expectations for Your Child

Summer is nearly over, and a new school year is just ahead and all the responsibilities that come with it. As parents, we feel a tremendous responsibility to ensure our children succeed. Certainly, by expecting more, our children will accomplish more. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. When do our high expectations cross the territory...

Fun Family NH Happenings for August

As quickly as summer begins, it’s over. Soon we’ll be going back to school shopping and preparing for crisp fall days and falling leaves. Before that, though, don’t miss celebrating August with some great family-friendly activities. Here are just a few: Suncook Valley Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally, August 3-5, Pittsfield, NH. If the inc...

This Month’s Super Food: Refreshing Watermelon!

Made up of about 92% water, watermelons are a surprisingly rich nutritional source. They are a great source of hydration, are very low-calorie, and manage to pack impressive levels of vitamins A, B6, and C as well as lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. Lycopene, a phytonutrient, has been positively associated with heart and bone health as w...

Giving Back as a Family

Summer vacation is not only for summer fun. It’s also the perfect time to work with our kids on developing good giving habits. Here are some simple things you can do as a family to help instill a personal ethic of giving back. Donate Gently-Used Clothing. Just as you go through your closet and drawers periodically, teach your children to d...

HPV – Is It An STD? 

The human papillomavirus or more commonly known as HPV is a virus that is spread by skin to skin contact.  There are over 200 types of HPV, some HPV strains are the cause of the common plantar wart and common flat warts.  Other strains of the HPV virus are associated with genital warts and precancerous/cancer on areas of the cervix, vagina, vulva...

Keeping Your Family Healthy this Summer

We in NH love our summers – time to shed winter layers and have fun under the sun. However, summer also brings some additional health challenges. Forewarned is forearmed. Here are some areas to be aware of: Heat Stroke – Normally, our bodies do a great job of self-regulating our internal temperature. However, given extreme temperatures a...

Crunchy Salty Lemony Salad

You had us at “crunchy, salty, lemony.” Thanks to Bon Appetit, here’s a simply scrumptious recipe that comes together in minutes (mind the mandoline*) – tart, crunchy, and refreshing. Substitute any raw veggie, oil, or cheese you have on hand. *Note: Using kitchen slicing instruments such as a mandoline require special care. Cut-resi...

Keeping our Lakes and Oceans Clean

We in New Hampshire are fortunate to have access to wonderful lakes and beautiful beaches for our recreational pleasure. Before packing up to enjoy a day by the water, a little advance planning can make sure you leave our natural resources even cleaner than you find them. Make a plan for trash. Think ahead and have a bag available to gather ...

Summer Skin Care

It’s summer! Time to shed all those winter layers and bare some skin. After nine months of covering up, it can be easy to forget the sun protection, but don’t. Skin is actually your body’s largest organ. It is vital to your overall health, protecting, providing sensory information, regulating temperature, and absorbing key nutrients while...

I (Think I) Have a Yeast Infection…

After practicing gynecology for more than 15 years, I know that if you can treat a vaginal infection without having to call your friendly gynecologist, you’ll do that 10 out of 10 times. With all of the over the counter (OTC) products available, it is tempting to head to your pharmacy.  However, more often than not, you’re treating the wron...

Take Your Child on a Summer Reading Adventure

If you were a bookworm growing up, you remember how hours would pass like moments as you read a treasured book, engrossed in a story and characters that transported you to a different world. Little did you know that experience was contributing to your ability to communicate, learn, and critically analyze among others. Reading also helps us to r...

This Month’s Super Food: Apricots

We love apricots – the perfect early summer fruit with just the right tart-sweet combination enfolded in a beautiful deep orange package. Health benefits include the treatment of indigestion, constipation, fever, skin diseases, anemia, and improving heart health. A single apricot is only 17 calories, but packs a good amount of Vitamins A, C, ...

Hiccups In Pregnancy; It's Not A Seizure!

In the third trimester of pregnancy, all  women will notice the onset of daily hiccups  from their babies in utero.  Why is this?  Is it normal? It is perfectly normal and reassuring of a normally developing nervous system.  The nervous system begins to mature in a fetus around 26 weeks gestation and , as a result, a series of reflexes ...

Using the Internet for Good

You would love to make a difference, but who has the time or the bandwidth to get out and volunteer? We have some good news! This Psychology Today article shares six ways to stay home and leverage your internet connection to make a real difference. Ready to use technology for good? Here are a few ways to harness the web to make a positive diffe...

What's the Hub-Bub on Essential Oils?

Essential oils are hot. With the growing demand for organic ingredients, alternative treatments, and aromatherapy applications, many of us have turned to essential oils as a safer and more natural alternative. According to a recent research report, the global market for essential oils is projected to be $11.19B by 2022, up from $6.77B in 2016. ...

Put Tech in Its Place With Your Family

Arguably, the most profound impact on our lives in the last half century has been the influence of the digital world. Smart phones, tablets, and even our televisions put a world of clickable, downloadable and streaming content at our fingertips, and also within easy reach of our children.  As parents, we worry about our children’s safety and...

Limes - This Month's Super Food!

Those sailors were on to something. The little lime is a nutrient powerhouse. It not only provides 32% of your daily vitamin C needs, it is a great antioxidant source, and the nutrients in limes can support your heart, reduce the risk of asthma , and promote healthy skin. It also happens to be delicious, and just a little more exotic than its l...

Just Listen - It's So Important

Think of the last time you had a conversation with someone, even your own child. Who spoke? Who listened? Can you remember what you talked about? In fact, most of us think we’re good listeners, but studies have shown that is often far from the case. The consequences of poor listening can lead to a lack of understanding and connection, not onl...

We're Having An Open House May 3 at Belleza!

Join us as we introduce the Jane Iredale makeup line with: Raffle For Laser Services Complimentary Makeovers* Obagi® And Jane Iredale Consultants On Site Cash And Carry Skincare And Makeup Live Botox® Demonstration Product Giveaways Wine & Cheese   *Space is limited. Please call our office at (603) 668-8400 to RSVP and reserve...

April is STD Awareness Month

With STDs continuing to rise in the United States, it’s important to know the facts. April is STD Awareness Month, a perfect time to get informed on what can be a silent health risk, even leading to death.  Here’s what you’ll want to know: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate there are more than twenty milli...

Bedford Commons OB-GYN Has Seven TOP DOCS!

Every year New Hampshire Magazine conducts a survey that asks doctors around NH to nominate their peers. Based on responses doctors across 56 specialties are deemed New Hampshire's Top Doctors. We are proud to announce that out of 334 doctors who provide health care for a wide range of medical needs (from pediatrics to surgical care) seven of our d...

Get Out! Doing and Learning NH Style

We’ve all endured a few false promises weather-wise, but we think it’s safe (fingers crossed) to say spring is finally here in the Granite State. Now that the weather is turning warmer, it’s time to get the family out and enjoy some of the best the state has to offer. We’re fortunate to be home to some wonderful family “learn while do...

Not All Heart Disease Symptoms Are The Same - Know The Signs

The stereotypical heart patient is a middle-aged man, but would it surprise you to know heart disease is actually the No. 1 killer in women? If you answered “yes,” you’re not alone. Since only 1 in 5 women see heart disease as their biggest health threat, it's time that we get the facts: Heart disease causes one third of all wome...

My Vagina Stinks - Why?

What IS “stinky” when it comes to vaginas? A lot of women show up to my office saying there is a strong odor when they pull their pants down to go pee, or that their partners noticed that it smells different. But what people don't realize is, that despite what the latest douching ads say, your vagina is supposed to have a bit of an odor....

Why You Should Give Peas a Chance

Peas are something special – light and delicate, the perfect spring legume. They’re also very healthy, boasting a wide range of vitamins and minerals (C, K, B vitamins) plus manganese, phosphorus, and protein with excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Courtesy of sunset.com, check out this simple and delicious Risi e Bisi dish (a fancy...

Composting 101

Yes, color is coming back into our lives. Spring and warmer temperatures are bringing life back to the soil. If you’ve ever considered composting, this is the perfect time. If you’ve yearned to produce rich dark humus for your soil, it isn’t as hard as you might think. Compost (or humus) is simply the result of layering organic materials ...
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