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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Thomas-H.-Lewis

The Truth About Colorectal Cancer

The Truth About Colorectal Cancer By Dr. Thomas H. Lewis March was designated as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month back in 2000 as a way to remind people to get screened for the disease. The Center for Disease Control reports that cancer of the colon or rectum is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in […]

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Help for Hurting Hands Discussion at BMH

Help for Hurting Hands Discussion at BMH, March 12 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a free program for people experiencing pain and dysfunction in their hands on Monday, March 12 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Center. Chris Vitello, a certified hand therapist from the BMH Occupational Therapy Department, will talk […]

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BMH Spinal Health Class Begins March 19

BMH Spinal Health Class Begins March 19 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will offer its “Standing Tall Spine Health: Level 2” program beginning Monday, March 19. The program is designed for individuals diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis who have previously completed the Level 1 course. The classes consist of advanced strengthening exercises for the core […]

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