Yoga for Kids Class Starts at BMH, September 19

Yoga for Kids Class Starts at BMH Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is offering a special Yoga instruction class for children ages 7-10 this fall, designed to help increase focus skills, center the body, calm the mind and strengthen self-esteem. Parents are invited for screening and information on Wednesday, September 19 from 4:00-5:00 pm in Brew Barry […]

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James E. Bunker, MD

Urinary Incontinence – A Common Problem

URINARY INCONTINENCE–A COMMON PROBLEM By James Bunker, MD Urinary incontinence is strictly defined as an involuntary loss of urine which negatively impacts one’s quality of life. It is a very common condition affecting over 20 million people in the United States. The true number is likely higher since many are too embarrassed to report their […]

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New Moms Network September Schedule

New Moms Network September Schedule Programs of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s New Moms Network in September starts on September 5th with “Ouch! What You Need to Know about Immunizations” presented by Rebecca Olmstead, RN from the Vermont Department of Health. The program on Wednesday, September 12th is called “Mother Mapping: Where You’ve Been, Where You’re Going” […]

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Loving Environment II

Loving Environment II This is part two from last weeks blog posting Falling in Love: The New Family Breastfeeding mothers are often accused of being fanatics (or worse). They are often bewildered over the accusations. Another phrase you sometimes hear is “overly attached.” Why do breastfeeding moms seem so addicted to their babies? Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg, […]

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BMH Spinal Health Class Begins September 10

BMH Spinal Health Class Begins September 10 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will offer its “Standing Tall Spine Health” program beginning Monday, September 10. The program is designed for individuals diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis, or those at risk for low bone mass. Each class consists of a brief educational session followed by guided exercise. […]

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Judith H. McBean, MD

Infertility Treatment Involves Evaluation of Both Partners

Infertility Treatment Involves Evaluation of Both Partners By Dr. Judith McBean Infertility is a common condition affecting approximately one in 10 couples. It is estimated that millions of couples in the United States alone will face difficulty conceiving each year. While the incidence of infertility has not increased over the past few decades, a greater […]

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Falling in Love: The New Family

Falling in Love: The New Family I love working in the Birthing Center. I wake up in the morning looking forward to work, and when I’m at home or away, I’m thinking about how to do my job better. I know – I’m really lucky! Sometimes people say, “Oh you are so lucky! You get […]

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BMH Part of Department of Health Program to Promote Breastfeeding

BMH Part of Department of Health Program to Promote Breastfeeding Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is one of 10 Vermont hospitals taking part in a project to improve exclusive breastfeeding rates, prevent childhood obesity and promote lifelong health. Organized by the Vermont Department of Health’s division of Maternal and Child Health’s Nutrition program for Women, Infants and […]

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As Electronic Medical Records Advance, So Does Patient Care

As Electronic Medical Records Advance, So Does Patient Care By Heddy Pomazi Back in February, the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society published a research report on how health care facilities were using Electronic Medical Records (EMR). It was the first time anyone had looked at hospitals whose EMR systems were in the advanced stages […]

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Raine Kane, CNM, BA, MSN

New Standards for Women’s Health

New Standards for Women’s Health By Raine Kane Back in 2010, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, together with the Centers for Disease Control, developed new guidelines for when a woman should be receiving her routine gynecologic care. Recently, there have been efforts made by both organizations to raise awareness about these recommendations. The […]

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