BMH Raises $21,000 at Touch A Truck

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced today that the sixth annual Touch a Truck event held on Saturday, September 6 raised approximately $21,000 to help with providing medical services to the community. Approximately 1000 children, parents and grandparents visited the BMH parking lot to get an up close and personal look at more than 50 vehicles, including […]

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William Vranos, MD

Lateral Epicondylitis, Better Known as Tennis Elbow

By Dr. William Vranos Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is one of the most common adult ailments seen in the offices of orthopedic surgeons. Approximately 1-3% of adults will experience lateral elbow pain at one time or another in a given year. For the most part, the discomfort is mild and transient, and […]

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Jon C. Thatcher, MD

Osteoporosis

by Jon Thatcher, MD It is an unpopular reality that our bodies begin a slow decline after our mid 30s as we slide into those “golden years.” Differences in hair color, muscle mass, and eyesight are obvious changes, but what goes unnoticed is the gradual loss of bone mass. Often it is not until a […]

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Breastfeeding and Sustainability: Goal Seven of the Millennial Development Goals

I live in the town of Rockingham, Vermont – and we’ve been taking care of our own weekly trash for as long as I can remember. (Sometimes I would look longingly at the trash cans waiting on Fridays in Westminster.) From time to time we would hire a service – but usually we just recycle. […]

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BMH Promotes Free Child Car Seat Inspection Service

In honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week on September 14-20, 2014, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is promoting a child car seat inspection service offered free by the State of Vermont to parents and caregivers. “With a new baby comes a lot of planning and preparation to welcome your new little one into your life,” says […]

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Brian Richardson

When Rapid Care Isn’t Rapid

By: Brian Richardson Rapid Care in the BMH Emergency Department is a concept; a process rather than just a place. It is not just a couple of treatment rooms but rather it is a commitment to you and our community. It combines the correct patient with the correct provider in the correct room. It has […]

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BMH Spinal Health Level 1 Class Begins Sept 8

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will be offering its seven week course “Standing Tall Spine Health: Level 1” starting on Monday, Sept 8 in the BMH Exercise Room. Classes take place from 4:00 to 5:00 PM every Monday through October 20. Advance registration is required and the fee is $60. Contact the BMH Rehabilitation Services […]

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George Pierce Terwilliger, MD

Dental Care in the Emergency Department (Part 2)

By George Terwilliger, MD In first of this two part series about dental care, I explained the causes and treatment of dental pain. The upshot is that most dental problems are preventable through good diet, regular brushing and flossing, and getting regular professional dental care. Dental problems that bring people to the ED usually are […]

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George Pierce Terwilliger, MD

Dental Care in the Emergency Department (Part I)

By George Terwilliger, MD Dental problems are among the more common reasons people visit the Emergency Department (ED). In Brattleboro, between 2 and 3% of ED visits are for dental pain. While some of these cases are due to trauma, by far, most are related to dental decay and could have been almost completely prevented […]

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BMH Receives Donation of Local Vermont Artwork

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital hosted a special art reception on Thursday, July 31, to showcase more than two dozen pieces of original Vermont artwork, thanks to a generous donation by the Susan Sebastian Foundation of Williston, Vermont. The Foundation was established in April 2009 by Elise Braun of Waterbury, Vermont, following the death of her daughter, […]

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