Group Support Works for Losing Weight

By Peg Canal-Wittler With the New Year, we think about ways to improve our lives by taking a class, starting a new hobby, maybe looking for a new job. Health-related resolutions are great, but often the hardest to keep: exercise more, quit smoking, and eat healthier. We hear how the support of friends helps a […]

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Pain Relief for Natural Birth

Positive Birthing Techniques When you hear the words natural birth do you think, “Oh what a martyr”? Or maybe you just wonder why any sane person would put themselves through the pain of childbirth. Yet women give birth without pain relief all around the world every day – some by choice, some because there’s no […]

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Cynthia Howes, RN, CPNP

Guidelines for Limiting Screen Time

By Cynthia Howes Pediatric health practitioners have long cautioned parents about limiting the amount of television their children watch. Now, with the internet, smartphones, tablets, and portable gaming systems, screen time has increased dramatically. In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised its recommendations about watching television to include these new media. The goal […]

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Know Your Body…Dealing with Tension and Pain

You would think, after years of teaching Lamaze classes, that I would be the Queen of Relaxation. I haven’t achieved jellyfish status yet – guess that’s a good thing! – and after a long weekend at home over the holidays, I actually started to notice some bad body habits that I could use as signals […]

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Cynthia Howes, RN, CPNP

Strategies for Managing Family Stress During Holidays

By Cynthia Howes Children’s health practitioners spend a great deal of time working with families on creating routines that ensure children and their families are getting enough rest, eating healthy foods and staying active. These patterns are the key elements for children of all ages, from infant to adolescent, to be physically and emotionally healthy. […]

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BMH Art Exhibit Honors Farmers, Support Stroll

The halls of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital have been graced with paintings by local artists who draw inspiration from agricultural and natural settings. The show, “Farm Art,” is curated by artist Caryn King, and will remain on view through May. All of the works are offered for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit […]

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BMH Offers Two Versions of Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Workshop in January

BMH Offers Two Versions of Fresh Start Tobacco Cessation Workshop in January Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is offering two separate installments of the four-week “Fresh Start: Tobacco Cessation Workshop” in January 2013. A morning version will meet from 10:00-11:30 AM every Tuesday, January 8 through January 29 in BMH Conference Room B. The second track will […]

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Carrie Quimby, RD, CD

Managing Diabetes While Celebrating the Holidays

by Carrie Quimby Diabetes is a disease that results in high levels of sugar, or glucose, in your blood because not enough of the hormone insulin is made or used correctly. If you have diabetes, you know that the holidays can be an especially tricky time of year to manage your health as tempting treats […]

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Winter Safety for Babies

Dressing Children for Winter Newborn babies need to be protected from the elements. Dress them in several layers of light clothing to keep them warm. Avoid overheating. The rule of thumb for older babies and young children is to dress them in one more layer of clothing than an adult would wear in the same […]

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Kathleen McGraw, MD, FHM

BMH Introduces Kathleen McGraw as Chief Medical Officer

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital today announced that Kathleen McGraw, MD, FHM, has been hired to serve as Chief Medical Officer, taking the place of David Albright, MD, who officially retired from this position in mid-August. She will begin work on January 15, 2013. McGraw comes from Baystate Franklin Medical Center, where she developed the Hospital Medicine […]

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