New Babies are Amazing, Miraculous – and Pretty Scary

New babies are amazing, miraculous – and pretty scary Have you ever read that “you will quickly know what your baby’s cries mean?” That statement struck fear into my heart as a new mom – and that was with my first, second and third kid! If you go to a fancy human development textbook, they […]

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FDA Re-certifies BMH Breast Care Program

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced its Comprehensive Breast Care program has been re-certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA officials visited the hospital on June 13 to review technical and physician ongoing education, and to evaluate quality control measures, equipment, hospital policies and other information. Under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), recertification is […]

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BMH Offering Moderate Sedation for MRI Patients

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is now offering patients who need Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services the option for moderate sedation during the procedure. The new service is a collaboration between the Departments of Radiology and Anesthesiology, and allows patients who might be in pain or feel claustrophobic to have imaging studies that assist with diagnosis and […]

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Dr. Chris Appleton

Dr. Chris Appleton

The next time you’re down in the basement of BMH, maybe heading to the Maple View Cafe for lunch, stop and say hello to Chris Appleton, DO, who along with Dr. Bill Doyle runs the hospital’s pathology department and laboratory services. Being a pathologist means spending a lot of time analyzing tissue and blood samples, […]

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Speech Therapy Makes for Lasting Memories

SPEECH THERAPY MAKES FOR LASTING MEMORIES By Claire Markey Much of a speech language pathologist’s work in a hospital setting is centered on language and cognition. In the past the population served was primarily geriatric patients who had strokes or brain injuries from illnesses such as brain cancer or dementia. Presently, the adult population includes […]

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What do you do when the world is spinning?

What do you do when the world is spinning? By Eileen Casey You roll over in bed or you bend over to tie your shoes and suddenly you feel like the whole room is spinning around you. You feel nauseous and unbalanced afterwards. You’re not alone. Every year millions of people in the U.S. develop […]

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Summer Safety Lessons

Summer Safety Lessons It’s cold here for a lot of the year – I love sweaters and quilts and being cozy. But when it’s nice out, we all love to be out and about! Here’s some Mom-to-Mom info about keeping your baby safe in the summer. I’ve heard there’s more Lyme Disease in this area. […]

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Ann Wang-Dohlman, MD, MPH

Allergist Joins Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Starting June 22

Allergist Joins Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Starting June 22 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced allergy specialist Ann Wang-Dohlman, MD, MPH will be joining the medical staff on Friday, June 22. She will be available to see patients every Friday at 19 Belmont Avenue, 1st Floor, Suite 1201. The phone number for appointments is 802-451-1980. Dr. Dohlman received […]

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Free Managing Chronic Pain Workshop Offered June 28

Free Managing Chronic Pain Workshop Offered June 28 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer another series of the Stanford University Chronic Pain Self-Management Program starting Thursday, June 28. The free, six-week workshop will cover truths and myths about chronic pain and help participants make an action plan. Participants should come wearing comfortable clothing that allows for […]

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BMH Nutrition Assistant Wins Strolling of the Heifers Bread Baking Competition

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Nutrition Assistant/Supervisor Anna Piergentili was the Grand Prize winner of the 2012 Great New England Bread Baking competition, which took place during the Friday evening activities of this year’s Strolling of the Heifers weekend. Piergentili’s winning entry was Pannettone Quick Bread, an Italian bread which she describes as having “an orange flavor, […]

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