William Vranos, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon Discusses Shoulder Injuries, February 28

Southern Vermont Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine will present a free talk about shoulder injuries by Dr. William Vranos on Thursday, February 28 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Brew Barry Conference room. Vranos, an orthopaedic surgeon, will discuss the various treatments for shoulder injuries, particularly to the rotator cuff, that enable patients […]

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Breast vs. Bottle? Nutrition and Nurturing Most Important

By Dawn Kersula Here in Vermont and New Hampshire, most babies begin their lives breastfeeding. According to the latest available data, 86 percent of Vermont babies began their lives breastfeeding, and at six months 58 percent were still breastfed. In New Hampshire, the numbers were 78 percent and 50 percent. Several months ago, Brattleboro Memorial […]

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How A Baby Learns to Love

…in order to develop normally, a child requires progressively more complex joint activity with one or more adults who have an irrational emotional relationship with the child. Somebody’s got to be crazy about that kid. That’s number one. First, last, and always. (Urie Bronfenbrenner, a founder of Head Start) The “serve and return” interaction between […]

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Tonsil & Adenoid Surgery, and Why Sleep Apnea Matters in Kids

By William Wood, MD The most common reason for a child’s family to consider tonsil & adenoid surgery is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a guideline in 2002 stating that tonsil and adenoid surgery “is the first line of treatment for most children” who have been diagnosed with OSA. […]

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BMH Part of OneCare Vermont

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce they will be part of OneCare Vermont, the new accountable care organization formed by Fletcher Allen Health Care and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. An official announcement about the formation of OneCare Vermont, LLC occurred back in January, when the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) approved its […]

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BMH Receives $10K Grant for Breast Care Education

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has been awarded a $10,000 grant by The Fanny Holt Ames and Edna Louise Holt Fund, enabling it to establish a collaborative breast care education program with Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend. Funds from the grant will be used to train two technologists from the BMH Imaging Department as certified breast care […]

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Diagnostic Imaging Open House at BMH, February 6

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department invites the public to an open house, showcasing its new MRI and CT technology, on Wednesday, February 6 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. BMH has recently relocated its MRI equipment to the ground floor of the Richards Building. In addition to updated technology that is quieter, faster and […]

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Jean Bristol

Wanna Get Away Safely? Visit a Travel Clinic First

By Jean Bristol We’re in the midst of another busy travel season here in New England. Starting with the holidays in December, through the cold depths of winter, and right on into spring break, we see more patients in the BMH Travel Clinic now than at any other time of year. But the urge to […]

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Elizabeth A. McLarney, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon Discusses Knee Arthritis, February 7

Southern Vermont Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine will present a free talk about knee arthritis by Dr. Elizabeth McLarney on Thursday, February 7 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Brew Barry Conference room. Knee arthritis impacts a large number of orthopedic patients. More than 600,000 total knee replacement surgeries are performed annually in […]

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Ongoing Tobacco Cessation Classes at BMH Beginning in February

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital introduces two versions of a continuing series of free classes for people who wish to stop smoking. The “Your Quit, Your Way Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation” program differs from the six-week workshop previously offered by providing ongoing education and support for participants. Terri Kneipp, a trained facilitator from the Vermont Department of […]

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