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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: N.H.’s top docs, Jimmy Fallon names daughter after Winnipesaukee

(AP file photo)

(AP file photo)

Well folks, it’s been a while. But we’re back from break and ready to roll.

Have you been to the doctor lately? Maybe your’s made New Hampshire Magazine’s 2013 list for top doctor’s in the state.

Among those listed were John Kalliel, M.D., in Manchester (top vote getter for allergy/immunology), Emily R. Baker, M.D., in Concord (top vote getter for fetal care), Janet I. Aug, O.D., in Keene (top vote getter for optomitrists) and Michael McGee, M.D., in Nashua (top vote getter for psychiatry).

Check out the full list online here.

The magazine also did a Q&A with some of the doctors named in the list. Here’s just a taste of what was asked: “Why medicine? Why the field you chose?” and “What makes a great doctor?”

New Hampshire is actually a top-10 state in the nation when it comes to physician-to-population ratio, too.

The state is also seeing an increase in young dentists in the state. 28 new licesences have been given since the beginning of 2013.

So if your sick, chances are you’re near a doctor who might just know what to do.

In other news

∎ Actor and talkshow host Jimmy Fallon named his daughter after Lake Winnipesaukee.

∎ According to a recent New England College poll, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul the frontrunners in the Granite State.

∎ A third case of West Nile virus was found in Stratham.

∎ The victim of a fatal morning motorcycle crash was named by the police as 18-year-old Jarrett Hudson of Dover.

∎ A service was held Saturday for Fish and Game Sgt. Brian Abrams, who died in a motorcycle crash.

∎ I really like the illustration attached to this story on student debt in N.H.

∎ Hospice and Palliative Care certified nurse Laura Inkel of Home Health & Hospice Care visited Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Hospice Action Network.

∎ The N.H. unemployement rate remained unchanged in July.

∎ The state’s first Whole Foods is expected to open in 2014 off Exit 7 in Nashua.

∎ Granite Staters are being asked to count turkeys.

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at kdeane@cmonitor.com. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

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