Archive for: December, 2011

9 out of 10 holiday travelers are driving and 800,000 will likely be stranded

Battery jump-starts and towing are most common road service.

Spending the last of the holiday season on the road? You’ll have a lot of company! AAA says you are one of 91.9 million Americans traveling 50 miles or more between Dec. 23, 2011 and January 2, 2012. More people travel during the year-end holiday season than any other time of year, reports the motoring [...]

Understanding Granite State Problems a Key to NH Primary

Courtesy of

Politicians nationwide understand the importance of the New Hampshire primary. In one single showing, in one of the smallest states in America, citizens wield the power to dictate the course of the presidential elections. Historically, even the most powerful and influential of candidates have abandoned their campaigns in the Granite State. Although the significance of [...]

5 Clever Ideas to Make Life Easier


Really don’t know if all of these work, but it’s worth a shot! Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarrantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). [...]

Looming American Spring?

Courtesey Savannah Spring, Occupy Wall Street

Time Magazine recently announced its person of the year: The Protesters. It’s a fitting tribute considering how pockets of protesters sprung like wild mushrooms around the world this year. And it seems we have not seen the last of them. Deadly clashes continue in places like Cairo, the West Bank, and recently Russian residents have [...]

Multi-Million Dollar Sale of Vermont Dialysis Clinics Abandoned


BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A New Hampshire company has withdrawn plans to buy five outpatient dialysis clinics from Fletcher Allen Health Care in the face of potential opposition from the state of Vermont. Interim hospital president Dr. John Brumsted said Monday that Fletcher Allen will now seek to raise its charges for dialysis services. Bio-Medical [...]

MIT: Stopping Influenza Evolution Before it Starts…. Model of Flu Proteins Suggests New Way to Design Vaccines that Slow Mutations


If you get vaccinated against the flu and then become infected with the virus, your body mounts an immune response that prevents you from getting sick. However, that pressure from the immune system can provoke the virus to mutate into a slightly different form — one that could be more infectious. A new study from [...]

House GOP to Reject Stopgap Payroll Tax Cut

Courtesy of Associated Press

WASHINGTON—With the Senate adjourned for the holidays, House Republicans are moving to shelve a bipartisan two-month extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut that cleared the Senate over the weekend and are demanding instead that their fellow lawmakers return to the Capitol for negotiations. After a spate of bipartisanship last week, the combatants are [...]

Weighing New Prescription for Doctor/Patient Communication


Every day countless people see their primary care physician for sick visits, routine physicals, and to follow up on chronic conditions. On average, patients spend 8-15 minutes face-to-face with their doctors. Doctors have checklists that they need to push through in addition to any concerns that the patients may have. Appointments fly by and patients [...]

Mass. Awarded Federal Grant in President’s Early Learning Challenge Competiton

Courtesy of Associated Press

The Patrick-Murray Administration announced that Massachusetts is one of nine grant award winners in President Obama’s Early Learning Challenge (ELC) competition and will receive significant funding over the next four years to expand high quality early education services and close achievement gaps in education. Massachusetts is eligible for $50 million under the ELC and the U.S. [...]

Senate OKs Payroll Tax Cut, Huge Spending Bill


WASHINGTON—The Senate voted Saturday to temporarily avert a Jan. 1 payroll tax increase and benefit cutoff for the long-time unemployed, but forcing a reluctant President Barack Obama to make an election-year choice between unions and environmentalists over whether to build an oil pipeline through the heart of the country. With the still-reeling economy serving as [...]

Our Authors

Follow New England Post

Log in | Maintained by BlackDoor Creative