Gregory R. Gadowski, MD, FACS

New Study Links Obesity and Colorectal Cancer

By Greg Gadowski Back in February, just before the start of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston published results of a new study linking obesity and inactivity with an increased risk for a subtype of colorectal cancer known in the medical world as CTNNB1-negative. Such a discovery could lead to new […]

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How a Mother Learns to Love

It’s a cultural belief that a mother will fall in love with her baby immediately when she sees that new little person. It sure didn’t happen for me with my first baby. Now, looking back through the lens of all the education and research and studying and work with new moms that I’ve done since […]

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BMH Level 2 Spinal Health Class Starts March 25

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will offer another edition of its five-week “Standing Tall Spine Health: Level 2” program beginning Monday, March 25. The program is designed for individuals diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis who have previously completed the Level 1 course. The classes consist of advanced strengthening exercises for the core and postural muscles […]

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Chris Vitello

Free Computer Ergonomics Presentation at BMH, March 25

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a free presentation on computer ergonomics Monday, March 25 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 or personal use. Chris Vitello, occupational therapist and […]

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BMH Stress Reduction Class Starts April 3

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a free, introductory session for its six-week course, “Letting Go of Stress” on Wednesday, April 3 at 5:15 PM in Brew Barry Conference Room 2. The multi-session class will provide participants with the theory, practice and motivation to establish and maintain an effective lifelong stress reduction program. Following the introductory […]

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Gregory R. Gadowski, MD, FACS

Men Get Varicose Veins Too!

By Greg Gadowski When people hear about varicose veins they most often think of a disease that affects women. One reason that varicose veins are more prevalent in women is that pregnancy is an additional risk factor for varicose veins. Of the more than 4 million people in the United States with varicose veins, it […]

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Senator Gannett relaxing with his beloved dog Toby

Remembering Senator Robert Gannett (1917-2012)

The passing of Senator Robert Gannett last August, at the age of 94, was widely acknowledged as a loss not just in Brattleboro, but the entirety of Vermont. That’s because even in the early days of establishing his law practice in town with James L. Oakes, Gannett immersed himself in politics on the state level […]

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BMH Recognized for Excellence in Statewide Initiative

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc. (VPQ) in recognition of efforts to develop a program that would reduce unnecessary hospital readmission. In addition, VPQ has cited BMH’s comprehensive program and will highlight the hospital’s work in the VPQ annual report […]

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Pacifiers – A Real Hot Topic

Pacifiers are a real hot-button issue, like so many other topics when it comes to parenting. Are they a gift from the angels, or a tool of the devil? Is it better to use a pacifier or encourage a baby to suck their own thumb? What about breastfeeding and pacifiers? SIDS and pacifiers? It’s all […]

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Thomas-H.-Lewis

Gallbladder Disease Increasing and Trending Younger

By Thomas H. Lewis About 20 years ago when the laparoscopic procedure was first perfected, there was a big bump in the number of gallbladder removal operations in the United States. It made sense there would be an increase since the new procedure was a lot safer for patients and sped up recovery time. But […]

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