Richard A. Fletcher, RN, MSN, FNP

Who Wants to Talk About Men’s Health

By Richard Fletcher When I was asked to write a column about men’s health to help launch Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s “Beards for BMH” campaign, the first thing that came to mind was how difficult it can be for some men to even talk about their health. It’s not always easy for women either, but it […]

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Christopher D. Appleton, DO

A Pathologist’s Perspective on Healthcare Screening

By Chris Appleton Most pathologists who work in laboratories at community hospitals like BMH don’t have direct contact with the public. Yet when you think about it, our duties actually bring us in contact with nearly all patients and every type of medical condition. Pathologists are frequently referred to as “the doctor’s doctor” because we […]

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I Just Got My Flu Shot

I just got my flu shot. The cart comes around at the hospital, I roll up my sleeve, and it’s done. Working with pregnant moms, new moms and babies all the time – I like to do my part to keep everyone healthy. Flu shots aren’t perfect, but they are the best we can do […]

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BMH Sends Drug Recall Notifications to Patients

BMH Sends Drug Recall Notifications to Patients Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is sending notification to patients who were given drugs manufactured by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). Under the joint recommendation of Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, all drugs manufactured by NECC have now been recalled. NECC has been […]

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Craig Rinder, MD

BMH Offers Free Prostate Screening Clinic, October 29

BMH Offers Free Prostate Screening Clinic, October 29 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is offering a free prostate screening clinic from 5:30-7:30PM on Monday, October 29 on the third floor of the BMH Dunham Building. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death for men in America. In addition to the free screening, the visit will […]

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Chris Vitello

BMH Level 2 Spinal Health Class Starts October 29

BMH Level 2 Spinal Health Class Starts October 29 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will offer another edition of its five-week “Standing Tall Spine Health: Level 2” program beginning Monday, October 29. The program is designed for individuals diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis who have previously completed the Level 1 course. The classes consist of […]

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Free Computer Ergonomics Presentation at BMH, October 29

Free Computer Ergonomics Presentation at BMH, October 29 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a free presentation on computer ergonomics, Monday, October 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Center. “How to Properly Set Up Your Workstation” is for anyone who experiences stiffness or discomfort when sitting at a computer for work […]

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Joseph Rosen, MD

Breast Cancer Survival—How Far We Have Come

Breast Cancer Survival—How Far We Have Come By Joseph Rosen, MD The National Football League teams are wearing pink shoes and gloves, PGA golfers are swinging pink golf clubs and everyone is wearing pink ribbons. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. How far we have come! Breast cancer used to be a taboo subject […]

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BMH Birthing Center Gets High Marks for Infant Nutrition

BMH Birthing Center Gets High Marks for Infant Nutrition New survey results published by Centers for Disease Control shows that the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Birthing Center compares favorably to hospitals of similar size both statewide and nationally. BMH scored an 88 out of a possible 100 on the Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care […]

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Every Gesture Counts When Helping Breast Cancer Patients

Every Gesture Counts When Helping Breast Cancer Patients By Kimberly Hadfield I had a lot of helping hands to get me through my battle with breast cancer. Some were old friends, some were new friends, and some were people I barely knew. But they all made a difference in my treatment and have become a […]

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