BMH Offers Free Self-Management Workshops for Healthier Living

This winter, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is offering four self-management workshops to give individuals new tools to deal with chronic health issues and live a fuller, healthier life. All of the workshops are free and open to anyone with a chronic health condition over 18. The first program, Healthier Living, will take place January 12 to […]

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Brian Richardson

BMH’s Richardson Elected Chair of VT Hospital Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Committee

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that its Director of Emergency Services, Brian Richardson, has been elected Co-Chair of the Vermont Hospital Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (VTHEPC) Committee. Richardson joins Co-Chair Chris Lackney of Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend and Secretary John Berino from UVM Medical Center Hospital in Burlington as leaders of the VTHEPC committee, which is […]

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Team Approach Helps Take the Anxiety Out of Facing Surgery

By Eleanor Thomas It is natural to be nervous when you are faced with the need for surgery. Questions race through your mind about the procedure and how it is going to impact your life, both short-term and long-term. Most people know that choosing their surgeon is one of the most critical decisions they will […]

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Dr. Sarah Fulham

Over 65? Here’s why you should get a flu shot.

By Sarah Fulham, MD The holiday season is supposed to be full of comfort and joy. It coincides with the peak flu season however, which tends to be full of ache and misery. Common flu symptoms include sore throats, congestion, coughing, body aches, chills and fever. Some people may experience diarrhea or vomiting. While these […]

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BMH Comprehensive Breast Care Program Administrator Earns Doctorate

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Kelly A. McCue has received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. McCue graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. She obtained her Master of Science (MSN) in Nursing, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) from Loyola University Chicago in 2011, […]

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Paul Stanchfield, PA-C

Don’t Get Trapped by Your Depression

By Paul Stanchfield, PA-C Many people who are diagnosed with depression encounter the very real issue of stigma and misunderstanding about mental illness that exists in our society. Depression can still be seen by some as weakness, self-pity, or a character flaw. When patients experience this kind of stigma they can become fearful about speaking […]

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BMH Wreath Challenge Helps Local Farmers and Families

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital held its First Annual Vermont Handmade Decorated Wreath Challenge today. While hospital employees will be vying for the grand prize of a catered luncheon, other winners will include local farmers and underserved families in the community. Jamie Baribeau, BMH Director of Nutrition Service, purchased undecorated wreaths from Harlow’s Farm and Westminster Organics, […]

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Roxanne S. Karter

Think Beyond The Pill When Planning Your Pregnancy

By Roxanne Karter, APRN The New York Times recently published an op-ed piece about the rising rate of unplanned births outside of marriage. The author, Isabel Sawhill, has been researching causes for why this is happening. A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Sawhill has also written a book called, Generation Unbound: Drifting Into Sex […]

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Richard Burtis, MD

OUCH! (Falls)

By Richard Burtis, MD It is well known that as the population is aging, there are many older Americans suffering serious injuries due to falls. Available data indicate that in 2012 alone, 2.4 million Americans over age 65 were treated in emergency departments for injuries from falls. During the 10-year period ending in 2012, there […]

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Beards for BMH Wraps Up Successful Campaign

Dozens of area men have been growing beards throughout the month of November to draw attention to men’s health issues and raise funds for Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. “The campaign has been all about encouraging men to talk to each other and to their doctors about issues like prostate cancer, heart disease, colorectal cancer and other […]

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