Never Too Young: Mike McCosker’s story

Mike McCosker always feared that his having a heart attack was a foregone conclusion. There is a history of heart trouble in his family, including his father, who has survived two attacks. Still, it came as a shock when it actually happened since he was only 44 years old. “There are so many emotions that […]

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One-Day Safe Driving Course Offered for Older Drivers

You’re not the same driver you were when you were 16…or 35… or 65. As we age, our driving abilities change and our physical state can influence our behind-the-wheel state, too. If you want to refresh your driving skills, and get a discount on car insurance, you will want to register for the upcoming AARP […]

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Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Honored with Two Healthcare Advertising Awards

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Jennings has been recognized by the 32nd Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards with a Gold and Silver Award in recognition of the hospital’s Emergency Department “Rapid Care” campaign. With nearly 3,500 entries, the Healthcare Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Healthcare Marketing Report (HMR), is the oldest, largest and most widely respected advertising […]

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Angela Thomas, DPT

BMH Rehab Services Adds new Physical Therapist

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced the addition of Angela Thomas, DPT, to its Rehabilitation Services staff. Thomas just moved to the Brattleboro area after spending 20 years living in the southwestern United States. She holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University and degrees in Educational Psychology and Physical Education from the University of […]

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Maureen Mohaney, PA-C, ATC

Watch out for Little League Elbow!

By Maureen Mahoney PA-C, ATC It’s that time of year again; when the snow is melting and the grass is getting green. Kids are starting their spring sports, including one of my all-time favorites: baseball. One common over use injury in kids who play baseball is called Little League elbow which presents itself as pain […]

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Wayne Temmen, PA-C

Wear and Tear Arthritis

By Wayne Temmen, PAC Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as “wear and tear arthritis” is the most common form of arthritis. Approximately 46 million people in the United States have symptomatic osteoarthritis, 64% of whom are of working age. The exact cause of OA is unknown but it results in a breakdown in the articular cartilage […]

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Are you living with Osteoarthritis? Join BMH for a free talk on April 27

As part of the Wellness in Windham Spring 2015 calendar, BMH certified orthopaedic physician assistants Maureen Mahoney, PA-C, ATC and Wayne Temmen, PA-C, will present a program on Monday, April 27 at 6:00 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Center. Their topic of discussion will be living with osteoarthritis. “Osteoarthritis is one of the most […]

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Total Hip Replacement Surgery

By Jon Thatcher, MD There are approximately 300,000 total hip replacement surgeries performed annually in the United States with a 98% success rate with satisfied patients. Osteoarthritis (wearing out of the joint surface in this ball and socket articulation) which can cause groin, buttock, and thigh pain is the indication for hip replacement surgery in […]

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Dr. Elizabeth McLarney

Dr. McLarney Discusses Shoulder Arthritis

As part of the Wellness in Windham Spring 2015 calendar, BMH orthopaedic surgeon Elizabeth McLarney, MD, will present a program on Monday, April 20 at 6:00 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Center. Her topic of discussion will be shoulder arthritis. “Almost all people who have arthritis find that it affects their lives in some […]

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Dr. William Vranos

How Did I Decide on a Career in Orthopaedics?

By William Vranos, MD After “Why does my (insert body part) hurt?” the next most frequently asked question I get is “How did you end up in orthopaedics?” When I tell the story, I realize that a lot of people don’t know how medical training is structured and what medical students go through to arrive […]

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