Chris Vitello

Occupational Therapists on the Job to Help You Play

Occupational Therapists on the Job to Help You Play By Chris Vitello I can’t tell you how frequently I explain that Occupational Therapy doesn’t apply solely to job-related injuries. In the rehabilitative services world, “occupation” is a synonym for everyday activities. A hobby like tending the garden is an occupation as is getting dressed or […]

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Moving Through Pregnancy

Moving Through Pregnancy We live in such a weird time – what I really want to do today is encourage you to move more, and to play and dance and have fun as a pregnant person. So why am I thinking it’s a weird time? First I think about how much fun it is to […]

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BMH Launches Social Media Campaign to Help Vermont Foodbank

BMH Launches Social Media Campaign to Help Vermont Foodbank Brattleboro Memorial Hospital launched a new social media campaign to help raise awareness about the connection between food insecurity and health, and combat hunger in southern Vermont. During the month of June, BMH will donate a canned item to the Vermont Foodbank for every new ‘Like’ […]

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BMH To Conduct A Community Health Needs Assessment

BMH To Conduct A Community Health Needs Assessment Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is in the process of conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The purpose of the survey is to assess the heath needs of our community. On May 18th, 2012 a group of 21 key […]

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Aquatic Therapy Gives Some Patients a Leg Up in Rehab

Aquatic Therapy Gives Some Patients a Leg Up in Rehab By Carol Bailey Water has been used for healing purposes for centuries. Because the human body is primarily composed of water, it feels like a natural place for many people in need of rehabilitation from injury or to help manage chronic pain conditions. Aquatic therapy […]

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Eating Wisely During Pregnancy

Eating Wisely During Pregnancy My midwife was just talking to me about my weight gain and said that I am obese! Now I know I’m overweight – but obese?! That feels like an insult. On the other hand, I want to have a healthy baby. “Obese” is a term used when your BMI is over […]

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BMH Radiology Department Earns ACR’s Gold Seal Accreditation for Ultrasound

BMH Radiology Department Earns ACR’s Gold Seal Accreditation for Ultrasound The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Department of Radiology has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of […]

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No Soft Landing with P.A.D.

No Soft Landing with P.A.D. By Marcy Rushford Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.) is a condition that frequently goes undiagnosed until it is in the advanced stages of the illness. But there is a fairly simple test that can help detect P.A.D. during the early stages and hopefully prevent some of the potentially fatal consequences. P.A.D. […]

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New Moms Network June Schedule

Programs of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s New Moms Network in June start with a session called “My Favorite Book” on Wednesday, June 7th. This will be group discussion. The program on Wednesday, June 13th is called “Starting Solids” presented by Chris Ellis, RD with the Brattleboro Food Co-op. On Wednesday, June 20th, new moms will have […]

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Next Tobacco Cessation Workshop at BMH Starts June 5

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will host another installment of the “Fresh Start: Tobacco Cessation Workshop” in BMH Room B beginning Tuesday, June 5. A facilitator trained by the Vermont Department of Health Access will run the free, four-week class, which takes place every Tuesday through July 10 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. To register in advance […]

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