Judith H. McBean, MD

Infertility Treatment Involves Evaluation of Both Partners

Infertility Treatment Involves Evaluation of Both Partners By Dr. Judith McBean Infertility is a common condition affecting approximately one in 10 couples. It is estimated that millions of couples in the United States alone will face difficulty conceiving each year. While the incidence of infertility has not increased over the past few decades, a greater […]

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Falling in Love: The New Family

Falling in Love: The New Family I love working in the Birthing Center. I wake up in the morning looking forward to work, and when I’m at home or away, I’m thinking about how to do my job better. I know – I’m really lucky! Sometimes people say, “Oh you are so lucky! You get […]

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BMH Part of Department of Health Program to Promote Breastfeeding

BMH Part of Department of Health Program to Promote Breastfeeding Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is one of 10 Vermont hospitals taking part in a project to improve exclusive breastfeeding rates, prevent childhood obesity and promote lifelong health. Organized by the Vermont Department of Health’s division of Maternal and Child Health’s Nutrition program for Women, Infants and […]

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As Electronic Medical Records Advance, So Does Patient Care

As Electronic Medical Records Advance, So Does Patient Care By Heddy Pomazi Back in February, the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society published a research report on how health care facilities were using Electronic Medical Records (EMR). It was the first time anyone had looked at hospitals whose EMR systems were in the advanced stages […]

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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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