Know Your Body…Dealing with Tension and Pain

You would think, after years of teaching Lamaze classes, that I would be the Queen of Relaxation. I haven’t achieved jellyfish status yet – guess that’s a good thing! – and after a long weekend at home over the holidays, I actually started to notice some bad body habits that I could use as signals […]

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Cynthia Howes, RN, CPNP

Strategies for Managing Family Stress During Holidays

By Cynthia Howes Children’s health practitioners spend a great deal of time working with families on creating routines that ensure children and their families are getting enough rest, eating healthy foods and staying active. These patterns are the key elements for children of all ages, from infant to adolescent, to be physically and emotionally healthy. […]

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BMH Art Exhibit Honors Farmers, Support Stroll

The halls of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital have been graced with paintings by local artists who draw inspiration from agricultural and natural settings. The show, “Farm Art,” is curated by artist Caryn King, and will remain on view through May. All of the works are offered for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit […]

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BMH Offers Two Versions of Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Workshop in January

BMH Offers Two Versions of Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Workshop in January Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is offering two separate installments of the four-week “Fresh Start: Tobacco Cessation Workshop” in January 2013. A morning version will meet from 10:00-11:30 AM every Tuesday, January 8 through January 29 in BMH Conference Room B. The second track will […]

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Carrie Quimby, RD, CD

Managing Diabetes While Celebrating the Holidays

by Carrie Quimby Diabetes is a disease that results in high levels of sugar, or glucose, in your blood because not enough of the hormone insulin is made or used correctly. If you have diabetes, you know that the holidays can be an especially tricky time of year to manage your health as tempting treats […]

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Winter Safety for Babies

Dressing Children for Winter Newborn babies need to be protected from the elements. Dress them in several layers of light clothing to keep them warm. Avoid overheating. The rule of thumb for older babies and young children is to dress them in one more layer of clothing than an adult would wear in the same […]

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Kathleen McGraw, MD, FHM

BMH Introduces Kathleen McGraw as Chief Medical Officer

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital today announced that Kathleen McGraw, MD, FHM, has been hired to serve as Chief Medical Officer, taking the place of David Albright, MD, who officially retired from this position in mid-August. She will begin work on January 15, 2013. McGraw comes from Baystate Franklin Medical Center, where she developed the Hospital Medicine […]

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Two Types of Diabetes, Two Very Different Diseases

by Houghton Smith Last week I wrote an article about the increasing number of cases of Type 2 diabetes. But it should be noted that the incidence of Type 1 diabetes is also on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Type 1 diabetes has increased 23 percent over the past 10 years. […]

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Travel with Baby: The Airplane Adventure

Is travel in your holiday future? Take the plunge! First, a confession. I love to travel. Bus, train, plane, car – sign me up, I’m ready. There was no way I was going to stop going places just because I had kids. So I consider myself a bit of an expert – and now my […]

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BMH Restores MRI Services

BMH Restores MRI Services Brattleboro Memorial Hospital officials announced the Diagnostic Imaging Department began seeing patients in its upgraded Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) suite on Monday, November 26. Launch of the new service follows the hospital’s planned move of its MRI equipment to accommodate renovations and expansion of the Emergency Department. The new location, on […]

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