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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Two Types of Diabetes, Two Very Different Diseases

by Houghton Smith Last week I wrote an article about the increasing number of cases of Type 2 diabetes. But it should be noted that the incidence of Type 1 diabetes is also on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Type 1 diabetes has increased 23 percent over the past 10 years. […]

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Travel with Baby: The Airplane Adventure

Is travel in your holiday future? Take the plunge! First, a confession. I love to travel. Bus, train, plane, car – sign me up, I’m ready. There was no way I was going to stop going places just because I had kids. So I consider myself a bit of an expert – and now my […]

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BMH Restores MRI Services

BMH Restores MRI Services Brattleboro Memorial Hospital officials announced the Diagnostic Imaging Department began seeing patients in its upgraded Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) suite on Monday, November 26. Launch of the new service follows the hospital’s planned move of its MRI equipment to accommodate renovations and expansion of the Emergency Department. The new location, on […]

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Awareness Brings Hope for Diabetes Prevention

By Houghton Smith This coming year, the Centers for Disease Control is raising awareness about Type 2 Diabetes in hopes of primary prevention of the disease in much the same way similar approaches have led to lower incidences of certain types of cancer, heart disease and other conditions. About 26 million people in the United […]

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Preventing Preterm Birth

In the United States, one out of eight babies is born prematurely. We talked last time about the challenges of being born early, and the importance of keeping babies inside as long as possible. The March of Dimes 2012 Report Card came out, and Vermont was one of only four states to get at “A”. […]

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(left to right) Matt Schibley, Michael Luciani, Caleb Clark, Jesse Eldridge and Stephen Washkevich

BMH’s New DaddyViews Blog Hits Fatherhood From All Angles

BMH’s New DaddyViews Blog Hits Fatherhood From All Angles (left to right) Matt Schibley, Michael Luciani, Caleb Clark, Jesse Eldridge and Stephen Washkevich Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s new DaddyViews blog launched earlier this month, following a contest to find five fathers who bring a wide paternal perspective to the parenting blogosphere. Daddyviews.com updates several times a […]

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