Paul Stanchfield, PA-C

Medication Safety – Avoid Being Hurt by Your Medications

By Paul Stanchfield, PA-C Modern medicine has produced an astonishing array of medication to cure infections, prevent life threatening complications of chronic disease and alleviate pain and suffering. Unfortunately medication can also cause harm. When this happens it is called an adverse drug reaction or event. We at Brattleboro Internal Medicine want to keep you […]

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Roxanne S. Karter

Why Women Need to Watch Their Blood Pressure

by Roxanne Karter There has been an increased focus on heart disease awareness and prevention for women within the medical community of late. While it remains the number one killer of both sexes, recent data shows that a male’s risk of dying from heart disease has declined over the past few decades, yet the same […]

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Little Nursing Persons: Child-Led Weaning & Mama-Encouraged Weaning

WEANING There are times of ebb and flow – if you want to wean most easily, do it when the child is LESS interested in nursing. (Makes sense, but sometimes we are just crazy when they want to nurse all the time and WE are ready to wean!) Don’t offer, don’t refuse Think through your […]

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Roxanne S. Karter

Treating Depression in Primary Care

By Roxanne Karter A wellness visit is an opportunity for your primary care provider to examine your health at regular intervals. In addition to the stethoscope, blood pressure gauge and tongue depressor, our ears are one of the most important tools we bring into the exam room. Because oftentimes what we hear from you, the […]

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BMH Physician Group Launches New Online Patient Portal for Easier Access to Health Information

With the launch of a new patient portal this month, called “MyHealthPortal”, BMH Physician Group now offers patients the option to access select portions of their health records online. MyHealthPortal, featured on the BMH Physician Group home page will launch June 2014, giving patients fast, easy access to their personal health information. MyHealthPortal is a […]

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Pain in the Neck? PT May Help

By Kim Hawkins, DPT We hear a lot about back pain but neck pain is also very common. It is often the result of many everyday activities in which the neck muscles are strained or overworked. The human head weighs about 10 to 12 pounds and the neck muscles are holding that weight up all […]

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BMH Center for Wound Healing Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Center for Wound Healing was recently awarded a Center of Distinction Award, by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction scores over 92%, a minimum 91% wound healing rate within 30 median days to heal, […]

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BMH Receives Top Honors for Campaign Video

On May 15, 2014, the New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo) recognized Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with top honors, a Gold Lamplighter Award, for its YouTube video, “We’re Here for You” BMH Employees Reach Out to the Community. The video features hospital staff and physicians who made contributions to BMH’s “Doorway to Exceptional Care” fundraising […]

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BMH Recognizes Wanda Smith as Employee of the Year

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Wanda Smith has been recognized as the 2014 BMH Employee of the Year. An employee at BMH since 1980, Smith was chosen to receive this honor due to her long-time dedication, attentiveness to safety and cleanliness, respect for patient privacy, positive attitude and sense of humor, and […]

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A Journey Toward Healing: Jim’s Story Part II

By James Leonard The following is part two of an interview given by patient James Leonard to help the BMH Center for Wound Healing observe its one-year anniversary. The first day I went into the HBOT chamber I felt my elbows touching the sides. I’m very claustrophobic, and even though the chamber is clear whenever […]

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