Journal

29 08, 2018

Senseless Loss

By | 2018-08-29T23:06:52+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Journal|

Our community has lost another young life to cancer. This is another loss to rhabdomyosarcoma identified in the seacoast pediatric cancer cluster. The double cancer cluster in the seacoast area consists of higher than expected rates of rhabdomyosarcoma and pleuropulmonary blastoma but also almost three times the expected rate for brain and central nervous system

22 08, 2018

New Coal Plan is a Bad Deal for New Hampshire Children

By | 2018-08-22T23:38:13+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Journal|

The Trump administration’s new coal plans will not necessarily create more jobs but according to EPA’s own data, it will certainly increase public health problems.This new plan will directly affect New Hampshire, especially our children. According to a recent release by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) our New Hampshire children already have the highest

15 08, 2018

With the non-stop barrage of news, it’s easy to miss some of even the most important stories.

By | 2018-08-15T12:53:15+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Journal|

Photo by veeterzyWith the non-stop barrage of news, it’s easy to miss some of even the most important stories. Earlier this week, outlets at the local, state, and national level shed light on a new report on contaminated drinking water in Oscoda, Michigan.The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry released a report on a long-term

10 08, 2018

Another Deadly EPA Asbestos Failure

By | 2018-08-10T22:09:31+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Journal|

Don’t let my story become your story.Like most Americans, I thought asbestos had been banned, until my husband, Alan, was diagnosed with mesothelioma. As we searched for treatment options, we realized asbestos was still legal and lethal in the United States. We were angry — and like many others — vowed to work to end the asbestos man-made disaster.The past

5 08, 2018

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT HEARS “FIRST IMPRESSION” CASE ASSERTING RIGHT-TO-KNOW WHERE…

By | 2018-08-05T09:18:39+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Journal|

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT HEARS “FIRST IMPRESSION” CASE ASSERTING RIGHT-TO-KNOW WHERE DRINKING WATER IS THREATENEDRockingham County Superior Court Judge William Delker presided over the Messmer, et.al. v. Coakley Landfill Group lawsuit heard in Brentwood on Thursday. The lawsuit was filed by state Reps. Mindi Messmer, Renny Cushing, Philip Bean and Mike Edgar, as well as

26 07, 2018

1,000 Miles for Less Cancer

By | 2018-08-15T12:53:13+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Journal|

Sometime in May, I got a text message from Tim Pulliam, co-founder at Keen Technical Solutions. It said, “You gotta do the ride.”I had no idea what he was talking about. What he meant was Split the Mitt. Through a series of texts, calls, and emails, he explained the ride that Bill Couzens and Tom Petzold

13 07, 2018

A War of Useless Words

By | 2018-07-19T10:20:21+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Journal|

Photo by Kelli DougalWhat a shameful day in Washington, DC. Unfortunately as members of Congress were flexing their vocabularies with fervor about abstractions, real matters are ignored. Matters such as fighting cancer. Our legislative branch was used and abused yesterday, and honestly put off the real work we have to accomplish. We need more than the

11 07, 2018

Public Health Takes Step Forward in New Hampshire

By | 2018-07-11T13:40:34+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Journal|

Photo courtesy of Rich Beauchesne/Seacoast OnlineIt is with great pleasure that I announce the Governor has signed Senate Bill 309 today. This bill is a significant step forward to protect public health in towns like Merrimack, Amherst, Litchfield, Portsmouth, Greenland, Hampton, North Hampton, and Rye.This bill is similar to my bill HB485, which I submitted during

5 07, 2018

America’s Children

By | 2018-07-05T22:53:11+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Journal|

Bill Couzens PhotoIt’s important not to muddy clinical and health conversations with the tinge of politics. As someone who produces interventional programming on prevention, including a collaborative medical program for health care providers including nurses, physicians, and public health professionals, I understand the importance of keeping evidence-based health care clean from political bias. My role as

4 07, 2018

Cutting Through Scott Pruitt’s Deadly Grifter Distractions — What You Really Need to Know about…

By | 2018-07-04T15:33:23+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Journal|

Cutting Through Scott Pruitt’s Deadly Grifter Distractions — What You Really Need to Know about PruittScott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is a staple of news coverage these days. It seems every week a new scandal about his questionable use of government resources hits the headlines: having staffers pursue a Chick-Fil-A franchise for his wife,