Next Tobacco Cessation Workshop at BMH Starts June 5

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will host another installment of the “Fresh Start: Tobacco Cessation Workshop” in BMH Room B beginning Tuesday, June 5. A facilitator trained by the Vermont Department of Health Access will run the free, four-week class, which takes place every Tuesday through July 10 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. To register in advance […]

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Eating for Two?

Eating for Two? I loved being pregnant. I felt like I had a wonderful and mysterious secret in those first months – I was a sacred vessel. I stopped smoking (32 years and counting!), drinking, and was very careful about what I ate. I read everything I could find about pregnancy. And along with being […]

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Panettone Quick Bread

Panettone Quick Bread 1 egg (Pete and Gerry’s) 2 egg yolks (Pete and Gerry’s) 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted and cooled to room temperature 1 ½ teaspoons fiori di sicilia( King Arthur) 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour (King Arthur) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup 2% reduced-fat […]

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Mark Burke, MD

Understanding Risks Key to Preventing Heart Disease

Understanding Risks Key to Preventing Heart Disease By R. Mark Burke Following is part two of a two-part column about heart disease prevention and treatment. Among the many issues a cardiologist must deal with, the one most people understand is a “heart attack,” or myocardial infarction (MI), a sudden obstruction of blood flow to a […]

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In response to TIME

In response to TIME I don’t know about you, but my Facebook account has been going crazy over the Time Magazine front cover of a Little Nursing Person with his mom. Breastfeeding and Attachment Parenting aficionados were not very happy with the article itself, which apparently gave plenty of kudos to Dr. Sears for his […]

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BMH Names George Lagro, RN 2012 Employee of the Year

BMH Names George Lagro, RN 2012 Employee of the Year Brattleboro Memorial Hospital named George Lagro, RN its 2012 Employee of the Year during an employee recognition dinner held May 5 at the Eagles Club in Brattleboro. During most of his 22 years with BMH, Lagro has primarily worked evenings and has been a night […]

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Mark Burke, MD

The Cardiologist as ‘Life Consultant’

The Cardiologist as ‘Life Consultant’ By R. Mark Burke, MD, FACC Following is part one of a two-part column about heart disease prevention and treatment. Although the work of a cardiologist is centered on the heart beating in the chest, it turns out that an essential piece of that work centers on the figurative heart, […]

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Richard Burtis, MD

Windham Internal Medicine to Merge with Brattleboro Internal Medicine

Windham Internal Medicine to Merge with Brattleboro Internal Medicine Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Windham Internal Medicine and Brattleboro Internal Medicine are merging into a single practice, which will be known as Brattleboro Internal Medicine. Starting July 15, 2012, Richard Burtis, MD and Roxanne Karter, ARNP will begin seeing patients in the Brattleboro Internal Medicine […]

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Avdic To Head Up BMH Hospitalist Program

Avdic To Head Up BMH Hospitalist Program Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Aida Avdic, MD will assume the role of Medical Director for its Hospitalist Program effective July 17. Dr. Avdic joined BMH in January of this year after serving as a Hospitalist and instructor of clinical medicine at the Hospital of the University of […]

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Baby Steps – Why Is My Back Killing Me?

Baby Steps – Why Is My Back Killing Me? Ask ten different women with new babies if their back hurts, and four of them will say yes. But those four may be hurting in four different places! During pregnancy our bodies change to accommodate our growing babies. For years, common wisdom said this was due […]

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