Jeffry Potash, MD

Don’t Ignore Swallowing Difficulties

Don’t Ignore Swallowing Difficulties by Jeffry Potash, MD with special thanks to Ambulatory Care Unit staff Difficulty swallowing solid foods is a symptom which should never be ignored. This complaint is most often caused by scar tissue forming in the esophagus from chronic acid reflux. Since the esophagus is not constructed to withstand repeated acid […]

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BMH Raises $30,000 at Touch a Truck, Announces Daddy Blogger Contest

BMH Raises $30,000 at Touch a Truck, Announces Daddy Blogger Contest Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced today that the fourth annual Touch a Truck event held on Saturday, September 8 raised approximately $30,000 to help with providing medical services to the community. Over 1,000 children, parents and grandparents visited the BMH parking lot to get an […]

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Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening Sometimes it seems like we’re awfully mean to our babies. They are warm, cozy, drifting lazily in a world where they are fed and held 24 hours a day – and even hugged on a regular basis (that’s what those Braxton-Hicks feel like to them!). Suddenly they’re in a big, dry, cold world […]

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BMH Hosts Mediterranean Dinner and Healthy Eating Discussion, October 4

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will host a public dinner featuring low-fat, Mediterranean fare and a presentation on cardiac rehabilitation at 5:30 pm on Thursday, October 4 in the Brew Barry Conference Center. Diners will choose between entrees of Vermont apple cider-braised chicken and vegetables served with oven roasted local organic potato, or braised autumn vegetables with […]

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Stress Reduction Course Offered at BMH, Starting October 3

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a free, introductory session for its six-week course, “Letting Go of Stress” on Wednesday, October 3 at 5:15 pm in Brew Barry Conference Room 2. Presented by Marc Cohen, MA, the introductory session will explore how stress affects an individual’s body and mind, and how one can counteract the negative […]

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Ellen Garvey, MD

Pros and Cons of Genetic Screening During Pregnancy

Pros and Cons of Genetic Screening During Pregnancy By Ellen Garvey, MD Genetic screening is gaining an increasingly large presence in the world of medical care. The technology is advancing rapidly, providing more and more sophisticated information about an individual’s risk for disorders or disease to the point where a patient might feel overwhelmed. That’s […]

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We are not meant to mother alone

We are not meant to mother alone Here’s a shout-out to my friend Susan Lanterman, who took me under her wing when I was a bewildered new mom. Susan had three kids – and she had breastfed the first one for a whole six months, longer than anyone I knew! He was so cute and […]

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Attention Dads of All Ages: Here’s Your Chance to Become a Daddy Blogger

Attention Dads of All Ages: Here’s Your Chance to Become a Daddy Blogger Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a Daddy Blogger Contest from September 8, 2012 to October 8, 2012. All fathers in the tri-state region are invited to enter. Through the contest, the hospital plans to select four to six area dads to be […]

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Ellen Garvey, MD

Fibroids: A Common Problem with Multiple Treatment Options

FIBROIDS: A COMMON PROBLEM WITH MULTIPLE TREATMENT OPTIONS By Ellen Garvey, MD Uterine fibroids are a very common occurrence in women. As many as 80 percent of all women in the United States have them, according to the National Uterine Fibroid Foundation. As such, OB/GYN physicians undergo extensive training on how to diagnose them and […]

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Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Workshop at BMH Starts September 11

Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Workshop at BMH Starts September 11 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will host another installment of the “Fresh Start: Tobacco Cessation Workshop” in BMH Conference Room B beginning Tuesday, September 11. The Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Workshop is a free program open to anyone interested in becoming tobacco-free. A facilitator trained by the […]

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