Raine Kane, CNM, BA, MSN

New Standards for Women’s Health

New Standards for Women’s Health By Raine Kane Back in 2010, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, together with the Centers for Disease Control, developed new guidelines for when a woman should be receiving her routine gynecologic care. Recently, there have been efforts made by both organizations to raise awareness about these recommendations. The […]

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Just Another Way to Fight? When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work

Just Another Way to Fight? When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work I’ve been helping women breastfeed for over twenty five years. I love watching mothers learn to read their baby’s cues, and help them figure out how fun and easy it can be to breastfeed. Here in Vermont and New Hampshire, most babies begin their lives breastfeeding. […]

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Wendy Cornwell

Wendy Cornwell Appointed BMH Director of Community Health Initiatives

Wendy Cornwell Appointed BMH Director of Community Health Initiatives Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced today that Wendy Cornwell, RN, BS, BSN has been appointed Director of Community Health Initiatives/Blueprint Project. For the past 14 years, Cornwell has been the Director of Community Health and Hospital Education at BMH, a role in which she managed hospital education, […]

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BMH Awarded Grant by National Breast Cancer Foundation to Aid Nurse Navigation Services for Breast Cancer Patients

BMH Awarded Grant by National Breast Cancer Foundation to Aid Nurse Navigation Services for Breast Cancer Patients Officials at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced today that the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) has awarded a grant in the amount of $22,560 to help continue providing nurse navigation services as part of the hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Care […]

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Don’t Stop Now!

Breastfeeding your baby? Congratulations! You’ve made a great choice for yourself and your baby. But does it feel that way, today? Breastfeeding may be perfectly natural, but that doesn’t mean it’s always just naturally perfect. Many moms find that the first weeks of nursing a baby are a real challenge. After all, you’re both learning […]

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Jon C. Thatcher, MD

The Arthritic Knee

The Arthritic Knee By Dr. Jon Thatcher Osteoarthritis, better known as degenerative arthritis, is the second leading cause of disability in the U.S. behind heart disease. The knee is the most common joint to be affected largely due to our recent surge in excess body weight, the high frequency of knee injuries and our extended […]

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New Moms Network August Schedule

New Moms Network August Schedule Programs of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s New Moms Network in August starts with a Breastfeeding Celebration on Wednesday, August 1. Come get a sneak peek at ‘Nursing is Normal in Brattleboro 2012’. The program on Wednesday, August 8th is called “Getting the Lead Out” presented by Michelle Pong of Parks Place […]

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Jon C. Thatcher, MD

Oxford Partial Knee System Available at Southern Vermont Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Oxford Partial Knee System Available at Southern Vermont Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Southern Vermont Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is now offering the Oxford Partial Knee System as an option for patients who are candidates for knee replacement surgery. Jonathan Thatcher, MD, was recently certified by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to perform the Oxford […]

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New Initiatives at BMH

New Initiatives at BMH By Michele Rowland Although modest in size, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has always endeavored to keep pace with recent research findings, implement evidence-based treatment interventions and improve the scope and complexity of services offered to our patients. Two programs recently implemented at BMH best capture these efforts: the Multi-drug Resistant Organisms Prevention […]

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Free Workshop on Managing Chronic Pain, August 7 – September 11

Free Workshop on Managing Chronic Pain, August 7 – September 11 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer another series of the Stanford University Chronic Pain Self-Management Program starting Thursday, August 7. The free, six-week workshop teaches participants to better self-manage their pain, stress and frustration with a variety of fun and practical techniques including flexibility exercises, […]

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