Aquatic Therapy Gives Some Patients a Leg Up in Rehab

Aquatic Therapy Gives Some Patients a Leg Up in Rehab By Carol Bailey Water has been used for healing purposes for centuries. Because the human body is primarily composed of water, it feels like a natural place for many people in need of rehabilitation from injury or to help manage chronic pain conditions. Aquatic therapy […]

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Eating Wisely During Pregnancy

Eating Wisely During Pregnancy My midwife was just talking to me about my weight gain and said that I am obese! Now I know I’m overweight – but obese?! That feels like an insult. On the other hand, I want to have a healthy baby. “Obese” is a term used when your BMI is over […]

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BMH Radiology Department Earns ACR’s Gold Seal Accreditation for Ultrasound

BMH Radiology Department Earns ACR’s Gold Seal Accreditation for Ultrasound The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Department of Radiology has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of […]

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No Soft Landing with P.A.D.

No Soft Landing with P.A.D. By Marcy Rushford Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.) is a condition that frequently goes undiagnosed until it is in the advanced stages of the illness. But there is a fairly simple test that can help detect P.A.D. during the early stages and hopefully prevent some of the potentially fatal consequences. P.A.D. […]

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New Moms Network June Schedule

Programs of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s New Moms Network in June start with a session called “My Favorite Book” on Wednesday, June 7th. This will be group discussion. The program on Wednesday, June 13th is called “Starting Solids” presented by Chris Ellis, RD with the Brattleboro Food Co-op. On Wednesday, June 20th, new moms will have […]

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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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