Total Hip Replacement Surgery

By Jon Thatcher, MD There are approximately 300,000 total hip replacement surgeries performed annually in the United States with a 98% success rate with satisfied patients. Osteoarthritis (wearing out of the joint surface in this ball and socket articulation) which can cause groin, buttock, and thigh pain is the indication for hip replacement surgery in […]

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Dr. Elizabeth McLarney

Dr. McLarney Discusses Shoulder Arthritis

As part of the Wellness in Windham Spring 2015 calendar, BMH orthopaedic surgeon Elizabeth McLarney, MD, will present a program on Monday, April 20 at 6:00 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Center. Her topic of discussion will be shoulder arthritis. “Almost all people who have arthritis find that it affects their lives in some […]

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Dr. William Vranos

How Did I Decide on a Career in Orthopaedics?

By William Vranos, MD After “Why does my (insert body part) hurt?” the next most frequently asked question I get is “How did you end up in orthopaedics?” When I tell the story, I realize that a lot of people don’t know how medical training is structured and what medical students go through to arrive […]

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Cynthia Howes, RN, CPNP

How Self-Hypnosis Can Help With Childhood’s Challenges

by Cynthia Howes, RN, CPNP We think of childhood as that special time in life where everything should be simple, happy, and carefree. In reality, the period between birth through adolescence is filled with challenges.. There are many developmental milestones children must master to advance to the next phase in their lives. Sometimes, life’s challenges […]

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Jodi Dodge, RN

BMH Hires New Patient Experience Director

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Jodi Dodge, RN has been hired as the new Director of Patient Experience. She began working part-time in mid-February and started in a full-time capacity on March 2, 2015. Dodge has been a registered nurse in the Emergency Department at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts for the past […]

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Dr. Craig Rinder

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

As part of the Wellness in Windham Spring 2015 calendar, BMH urologist Craig Rinder, MD, will present a program on Monday, April 13 at 6:00 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Center. His topic of discussion will be kidney stones. “Kidney stones are notorious for being painful. The feeling has been described as being worse […]

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The Breast Feeding Quiz Part 11

1. Engorgement is normal on day three. Cut back on fluids to help it. True          False 2. It’s a good idea to stay away from pacifiers and artificial nipples at first. True          False 3. Going back to work?? The best thing you can do to get ready is to freeze plenty of milk. True          False […]

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Heather Lesage-Horton, MD

You are what you eat?

by Heather Lesage-Horton, MD As a pediatrician, one of my goals at every patient’s yearly physical is to ask about activity and nutrition. As part of measuring growth we get a height and weight on each patient. We use this to calculate the child’s body mass index (BMI). With a growing number of American children […]

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Valerie Rooney, MD

What to Do About Tick Bites in Children

by Valerie Rooney, MD Every spring Just So Pediatrics receives many phone calls from parents who have found a tick on their child. They worry that their child will get Lyme disease, and about what they can do to prevent it. Yet, most children who we see in the office with Lyme disease never knew […]

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Dr. Susan Slowinski

The Doctor- Patient Relationship: A Pediatrician’s Perspective

By Susan Slowinski, MD Pediatricians, Family Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician’s Assistants all provide primary care to children. There are many other professionals in a child’s life. Daycare providers, teachers, and counselors spend more hours with an individual child than his or her primary care clinician. Yet, we are in a unique position to enjoy […]

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