Vermont Breastfeeding Decision makes National News

Vermont Breastfeeding Decision makes National News Emily Gillette was nursing her little one to sleep before the plane took off. The flight attendant told her to cover up – and wasn’t nice about it. When Emily tried to explain that her toddler didn’t like to be covered up, Emily felt the exchange was getting threatening. She […]

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Gregory R. Gadowski, MD, FACS

Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins by Dr. Greg Gadowski Varicose veins are a very prevalent condition that no one really talks about as an illness. People who have not experienced them may think they are purely a cosmetic eyesore, but they are, in fact, a component of a condition called venous disease. Patients who have it know the […]

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To be a Mother is to be….Guilty?

To be a Mother is to be….Guilty? Belinda Whipple Worth, a therapist from the Anna Marsh Clinic at the Brattleboro Retreat, recently joined us at New Moms Network at BMH. We had an interesting time talking about the guilt that comes with being a new mother – and we were all relieved that we could […]

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BMH Honors Chuck Cummings at Annual Giving From The Heart Gala

BMH Honors Chuck Cummings at Annual Giving From The Heart Gala Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced tickets are on sale now for its annual Giving From The Heart Gala, which starts at 6:30 PM on Saturday, April 21 at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church. During this year’s festivities, BMH will honor Chuck Cummings for his […]

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Charles Cummings

Charles Cummings Chuck Cummings is descended from a long and storied line of attorneys in his native Fall River, Massachusetts. In the late nineteenth century, his grandfather was the mayor of that town along the Rhode Island border for two separate terms. The Honorable John W. Cummings was held in such esteem that John Singer […]

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Safe Driving Class for Senior Citizens, March 24

Safe Driving Class for Senior Citizens, March 24 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer the AARP Safe Driving Class on Saturday, March 24 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Brew Barry Conference Center. The safe driving class is open to anyone who is 55 years or older, both AARP members and non-members. The class […]

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BMH Stress Reduction Class Starts March 20

BMH Stress Reduction Class Starts March 20 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a free, introductory session for its six-week course “Letting Go of Stress” on Tuesday, March 20. The introductory session will explore how stress affects an individual’s body and mind, and how one can counteract the negative impact of stress and develop “stress hardiness.” […]

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Ithiel Fuller, MD

Taking the Mystery Out of Anesthesia

Taking the Mystery Out of Anesthesia By Dr. Ithiel Fuller For many patients who are about to undergo surgery, something that frequently causes the most anxiety is the anesthesia that makes surgery possible. Fear of the unknown is very powerful, and anesthesia is very mysterious. Popular culture is full of portrayals of worst-case scenarios designed […]

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BMH is First US Hospital To Install Anti-idling Kiosk Stations for Ambulances

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is the First U.S. Hospital To Install Anti-idling Kiosk Stations for Ambulances Truck stops provide anti-idling stations for tractor trailer drivers so when they have to park overnight and sleep, they can control the cab temperature and operate electrical components without burning diesel fuel. The driver, or his employer, saves on fuel […]

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Changes in Parenting

Changes in Parenting Always Remember: We are living in a society that can easily share research-based information. Our families learned from their relatives, plus the experts of the day, many of whom had their own axes to grind. 1. Starting solids In 1900 – babies started solids at one year In 1950 – babies started […]

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