Kathleen McGraw, MD

Striving for Perfection Part of the New Health Care Model

by Kathleen McGraw, MD One of the exciting things about the role of Chief Medical Officer at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital right now is the change in health care that is currently underway in the state. Vermont is leading the nation in health care reform. The process of implementation, which is going to take many years, […]

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BMH Improves EEG and PFT Outpatient Services

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Respiratory Care Department announced it has established regular hours for electroencephalogram (EEG) testing and made an upgrade to its Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) system. BMH Respiratory Services Manager Laurie Kuralt, RN, BSN, CCRN, says a staff member recently received extensive training in performing EEG tests, enabling the hospital to offer regularly […]

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New Program Helps Seniors With Balance

Senior Solutions will offer a free, eight-week program that helps senior citizens with balance issues, starting Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 AM in the Brew Barry Conference Center at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. “A Matter of Balance” helps seniors deal with their fears of falling and creates better solutions to prevent falls. To register for this […]

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Gregory R. Gadowski, MD, FACS

New Study Links Obesity and Colorectal Cancer

By Greg Gadowski Back in February, just before the start of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston published results of a new study linking obesity and inactivity with an increased risk for a subtype of colorectal cancer known in the medical world as CTNNB1-negative. Such a discovery could lead to new […]

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How a Mother Learns to Love

It’s a cultural belief that a mother will fall in love with her baby immediately when she sees that new little person. It sure didn’t happen for me with my first baby. Now, looking back through the lens of all the education and research and studying and work with new moms that I’ve done since […]

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BMH Level 2 Spinal Health Class Starts March 25

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will offer another edition of its five-week “Standing Tall Spine Health: Level 2” program beginning Monday, March 25. The program is designed for individuals diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis who have previously completed the Level 1 course. The classes consist of advanced strengthening exercises for the core and postural muscles […]

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Chris Vitello

Free Computer Ergonomics Presentation at BMH, March 25

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a free presentation on computer ergonomics Monday, March 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Center. “How to Properly Set Up Your Workstation” is for anyone who experiences stiffness or discomfort when sitting at a computer for work or personal use. Chris Vitello, occupational therapist and […]

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BMH Stress Reduction Class Starts April 3

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a free, introductory session for its six-week course, “Letting Go of Stress” on Wednesday, April 3 at 5:15 PM in Brew Barry Conference Room 2. The multi-session class will provide participants with the theory, practice and motivation to establish and maintain an effective lifelong stress reduction program. Following the introductory […]

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Gregory R. Gadowski, MD, FACS

Men Get Varicose Veins Too!

By Greg Gadowski When people hear about varicose veins they most often think of a disease that affects women. One reason that varicose veins are more prevalent in women is that pregnancy is an additional risk factor for varicose veins. Of the more than 4 million people in the United States with varicose veins, it […]

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Senator Gannett relaxing with his beloved dog Toby

Remembering Senator Robert Gannett (1917-2012)

The passing of Senator Robert Gannett last August, at the age of 94, was widely acknowledged as a loss not just in Brattleboro, but the entirety of Vermont. That’s because even in the early days of establishing his law practice in town with James L. Oakes, Gannett immersed himself in politics on the state level […]

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