2013 Daffodil Campaign Has Begun

Daffodil Days are approaching – a wonderful sign of spring and a way to promote hope for cancer patients. Daffodil Days is a fund raising effort to help raise money for different programs here at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) as well as money for the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives by eliminating cancer. […]

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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 […]

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Less is More with New CT Scan Technology

By Marcy Rushford I am pleased to announce that Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has completed installation of a new, technically advanced 64-multislice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner. The new technology ensures quality diagnostics, improved speed of delivery and optimized patient safety (less radiation) for our patients. CT scanning represented one of the biggest jumps forward in radiologic […]

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Zumba Basic and Toning Classes Offered at BMH

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a six-week Zumba Basic/Zumba starting Friday, February 1 in the BMH Exercise Room. Led by Heather C. Smith, MA, R-DMT, Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats. The Zumba toning portion combines targeted body sculpting exercises and strength training. Students use lightweight, Maraca-like toning […]

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BMH Spinal Health Level 1 Class Begins January 28

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will be offering its seven week course “Standing Tall Spine Health: Level 1” starting on Monday, January 28 in the BMH Exercise Room. Classes take place from 4:00 to 5:00 PM every Monday through March 11. Advance registration is required and the fee is $60. Contact the BMH Rehabilitation Services […]

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MRI Suite

By Marcy Rushford The planned move of our Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment into its new home on the ground floor of the Richards Building presented the hospital with an opportunity to update to the latest available technology. It also enabled us to take advantage of what we, as well as the whole imaging industry, […]

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Group Support Works for Losing Weight

By Peg Canal-Wittler With the New Year, we think about ways to improve our lives by taking a class, starting a new hobby, maybe looking for a new job. Health-related resolutions are great, but often the hardest to keep: exercise more, quit smoking, and eat healthier. We hear how the support of friends helps a […]

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Pain Relief for Natural Birth

Positive Birthing Techniques When you hear the words natural birth do you think, “Oh what a martyr”? Or maybe you just wonder why any sane person would put themselves through the pain of childbirth. Yet women give birth without pain relief all around the world every day – some by choice, some because there’s no […]

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Cynthia Howes, RN, CPNP

Guidelines for Limiting Screen Time

By Cynthia Howes Pediatric health practitioners have long cautioned parents about limiting the amount of television their children watch. Now, with the internet, smartphones, tablets, and portable gaming systems, screen time has increased dramatically. In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised its recommendations about watching television to include these new media. The goal […]

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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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