Area Hospitals Launch Community Health Needs Assessment

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, the Brattleboro Retreat, and Grace Cottage Hospital are launching a new community ...

Joseph Rosen, MD

Personalized Medicine and Breast Cancer

by: Dr. Joseph Rosen, MD, FACS As noted in Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book, “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”, it is very difficult to treat a problem when you don’t understand the cause. Although we have been treating cancer for millennia, it is only very recently that our understanding of genetics and molecular […]

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Heather Ferreira

The role of the midwife in primary care

By: Heather Ferreira, CNM References to the practice of midwifery have been found as far back in history as notations on an Egyptian medical papyrus dated 1900 BC. Throughout human history midwives have attended to the healthcare needs of women, focusing primarily on labor and delivery, but over time the role of the midwife has […]

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Judith H. McBean, MD


by: Judith McBean, MD Millions of women in the United States will face difficulty in conceiving each year. While we are hearing a great deal more about infertility in the news these days, the incidence has not actually increased in the past few decades. Greater awareness of the issue, advances in treatment technology, the increase […]

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YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program to be offered at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-led evidence-based program is delivered over a 12-month period in a supportive small group classroom […]

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Who will speak for you when you are unable to speak for yourself?

By Martina Sczesny, MD “Expect the unexpected,” goes the old saying. Despite this, most of us prefer not to think about life-changing events like a serious illness or accident. Yet a vehicle could come out of nowhere, perhaps with a drunk driver at the wheel, or a slippery New England road might spin an 18-wheeler’s […]

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Little Nursing Persons…and When to Wean

Nearly half of Vermont babies are still nursing at one year. Does that surprise you? We actually have the best one-year breastfeeding rate in the United States.  Several years ago we did a feeding survey at The Birthing Center, and nearly one quarter of the moms in the survey said they wanted to feed “at […]

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Steve Kapral

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Steve Kapral, BMH’s Director of Pharmacy, never really expected to settle down in Vermont. “Having spent the entirety of my life in Wisconsin – all 23 years of it at the time – I thought I should experience something else,” he says. Fresh out of pharmacy school, he was hired […]

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Swayer Daniels

A Little Superhero’s Guardian Angel: Sawyer’s Story

“He’s our little Superman,” remarks Tessa Daniels, as her two-year old son, Sawyer gallops around the living room on a sunny autumn day, wielding a plastic action figure as a battering ram and thwarting his mother’s attempts to maintain some order amongst the toys, blocks, books and other accessories of a busy young family’s life. […]

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Kelly McCue, Robin White, Agnes Mikijaniec

Local Businesses Step Up To Support the BMH Comprehensive Breast Care Program

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, two local businesses organized fundraising activities for the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Oncology Department and Comprehensive Breast Care Program. Robin White and her staff at Curves of Brattleboro held a Zumba dance party on October 30th, with the help of local Zumba instructors, Maribeth Fonda and Rachel […]

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BMH Seeks Participants for 4th Annual “Beards For BMH” Campaign To Raise Awareness of Men’s Health Issues

Throughout the month of November Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) will once again be sponsoring “Beards for BMH” to raise awareness of men’s health issues. The campaign is designed to spark conversation about issues such as prostate cancer screening, erectile dysfunction, testicular cancer and other men’s health concerns, while also raising funds for hospital programs. Participants […]

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