Jean Bristol

Wanna Get Away Safely? Visit a Travel Clinic First

By Jean Bristol We’re in the midst of another busy travel season here in New England. Starting with the holidays in December, through the cold depths of winter, and right on into spring break, we see more patients in the BMH Travel Clinic now than at any other time of year. But the urge to […]

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Elizabeth A. McLarney, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon Discusses Knee Arthritis, February 7

Southern Vermont Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine will present a free talk about knee arthritis by Dr. Elizabeth McLarney on Thursday, February 7 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Brew Barry Conference room. Knee arthritis impacts a large number of orthopedic patients. More than 600,000 total knee replacement surgeries are performed annually in […]

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Ongoing Tobacco Cessation Classes at BMH Beginning in February

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital introduces two versions of a continuing series of free classes for people who wish to stop smoking. The “Your Quit, Your Way Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation” program differs from the six-week workshop previously offered by providing ongoing education and support for participants. Terri Kneipp, a trained facilitator from the Vermont Department of […]

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Craig Rinder, MD

Understanding Kidney Stones

By Craig Rinder Kidney stones are one of the most common problems seen by urologists. It is estimated that 10 to 15 percent of Americans have kidney stones. There are various causes for kidney stones as well as many different types. Most kidney stones contain calcium but some may be composed of other substances such […]

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2013 Daffodil Campaign Has Begun

Daffodil Days are approaching – a wonderful sign of spring and a way to promote hope for cancer patients. Daffodil Days is a fund raising effort to help raise money for different programs here at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) as well as money for the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives by eliminating cancer. […]

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YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program to be offered at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-led evidence-based program is delivered over a 12 month period in a supportive small group […]

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Less is More with New CT Scan Technology

By Marcy Rushford I am pleased to announce that Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has completed installation of a new, technically advanced 64-multislice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner. The new technology ensures quality diagnostics, improved speed of delivery and optimized patient safety (less radiation) for our patients. CT scanning represented one of the biggest jumps forward in radiologic […]

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Zumba Basic and Toning Classes Offered at BMH

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a six-week Zumba Basic/Zumba starting Friday, February 1 in the BMH Exercise Room. Led by Heather C. Smith, MA, R-DMT, Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high energy Latin and international beats. The Zumba toning portion combines targeted body sculpting exercises and strength training. Students use lightweight, Maraca-like toning […]

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BMH Spinal Health Level 1 Class Begins January 28

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will be offering its seven week course “Standing Tall Spine Health: Level 1” starting on Monday, January 28 in the BMH Exercise Room. Classes take place from 4:00 to 5:00 PM every Monday through March 11. Advance registration is required and the fee is $60. Contact the BMH Rehabilitation Services […]

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MRI Suite

By Marcy Rushford The planned move of our Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment into its new home on the ground floor of the Richards Building presented the hospital with an opportunity to update to the latest available technology. It also enabled us to take advantage of what we, as well as the whole imaging industry, […]

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