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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Laurie Kuralt, BSN, RN, CCRN

Quality Patient Care in Your Emergency Department

By Laurie Kuralt, BSN, RN, CCRN Many improvements have been made in the new BMH Emergency Department (ED) as of late. Not only do we have a new, modern facility, but we are working on making improvements about the process of how we care for patients from the time they enter the doors, until they […]

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Five ways Breastfeeding Improves Mom’s Health

We’ve been taking a look at how to change the world through the simple act of breastfeeding your baby. (Let me never be accused of small dreams!) We’ve thought about global hunger, education for kids, promoting gender equality. There’s a wonderful secret, though, about breastfeeding. It’s good for babies, good for the environment – but […]

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Pertussis in the Community

By Dr. Kathleen McGraw, CMO Summer is here in full force, and with that comes more outdoor activities, scraped knees, and the occasional summer cold. However this past month we also had a more unwelcome guest in our community – Pertussis. The Vermont Department of Public Health has reported 11 cases of Pertussis in Windham […]

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