Raine Kane, CNM, BA, MSN

Collaborative Practice for Women’s Obstetrical and Gynecological Health Care

By Raine Kane, CNM Depending on where we live in the United States, collaborative care between midwives and obstetricians/gynecologist varies considerably. For Brattleboro OB/GYN and Four Seasons Midwifery, a collaborative approach has existed since opening of the practice. In 2001, Lois Trezise, CNM, joined Brattleboro OB/GYN as their first midwife. A collaborative relationship occurred naturally […]

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Women’s Cardiac Symposium at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

The Center for Cardiovascular Health at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will be hosting a Women’s Cardiac Symposium on May 3, 2014. The Symposium will be held in the Brew Barry Conference area from 7:30 AM -12:30 PM. The Symposium will host several speakers who will discuss the impact of heart disease on women. Topics will include […]

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Heather Ferreira

Mental Health in the Postpartum Period

By: Heather Ferreira, CNM Roughly forty percent of pregnant women report being treated for depression during pregnancy or just prior to pregnancy. Postpartum depression is defined as depression that occurs anytime during the first year after childbirth. It occurs in approximately ten to fifteen percent of women in the general population. While ten to fifteen […]

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BMH Celebrates National Donate Life Month with New England Organ Bank this April

This April marks the 11th annual National Donate Life Month, a celebration commemorating those who have given the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. For those whose lives have been saved or healed by a transplant, National Donate Life Month provides a chance to share their story to encourage more people to register […]

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BMH Offers Free Educational Program on Knee Pain Treatment Options

On April 28, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will be offering a free educational program featuring Dr. Elizabeth McLarney discussing knee pain. Dr. McLarney, who is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, will review knee pain. She will address its etiology and treatment. She will discuss both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Dr. McLarney, who attended Brown University, […]

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BMH Dedicates New Lobby to Roland and Harriet Fisher

On April 10, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital hosted a dedication ceremony of BMH’s new lobby in honor of long-time Brattleboro residents Roland and Harriet Fisher. The new “Roland and Harriet Fisher Lobby” recognizes the couple’s final and generous gift in support of BMH’s $3.5 million “Doorway to Exceptional Care” Capital Campaign for the new Emergency Department […]

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BMH Offers Free Educational Program Focusing on Dementia

On April 21, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will be hosting an educational program entitled, “Conversations about Dementia,” designed to help community members talk about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics. Presented by Maggie Lewis, MPA, LNHA, director of programs and services for the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, this program will clarify many of the […]

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Ten Ways to Reduce Your Anxiety About Birth

We all grow and change during pregnancy – some of that growth we can see from the outside, as we gain our healthy share of weight to nourish our unborn babies. But lots of the growth and change during pregnancy comes in the way that we see ourselves. After all I am not just me […]

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Judith H. McBean, MD

In Vitro Fertilization: What’s New

By: Judith McBean, MD Infertility affects approximately 1/8 reproductive age couples in the United States, however if they seek help, the chances of success has never been better. As couples enter into this world they are often faced with a daunting collection of procedures and terms that resemble alphabet soup. In this article we will […]

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James E. Bunker, MD

Human Papilloma Virus and Pap Smears—The Latest Guidelines

By: James Bunker, MD Human Papilloma Virus has garnered a great deal of attention in the gynecologic literature over the past decade, primarily as it relates to abnormal pap smears. Also referred to as HPV, human papilloma virus is a sexually transmitted virus that is extremely common, especially in reproductive age women less than 30 […]

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