Dr. Sarah Fulham

Over 65? Here’s why you should get a flu shot.

By Sarah Fulham, MD The holiday season is supposed to be full of comfort and joy. It coincides with the peak flu season however, which tends to be full of ache and misery. Common flu symptoms include sore throats, congestion, coughing, body aches, chills and fever. Some people may experience diarrhea or vomiting. While these […]

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BMH Comprehensive Breast Care Program Administrator Earns Doctorate

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Kelly A. McCue has received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. McCue graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. She obtained her Master of Science (MSN) in Nursing, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) from Loyola University Chicago in 2011, […]

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Paul Stanchfield, PA-C

Don’t Get Trapped by Your Depression

By Paul Stanchfield, PA-C Many people who are diagnosed with depression encounter the very real issue of stigma and misunderstanding about mental illness that exists in our society. Depression can still be seen by some as weakness, self-pity, or a character flaw. When patients experience this kind of stigma they can become fearful about speaking […]

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BMH Wreath Challenge Helps Local Farmers and Families

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital held its First Annual Vermont Handmade Decorated Wreath Challenge today. While hospital employees will be vying for the grand prize of a catered luncheon, other winners will include local farmers and underserved families in the community. Jamie Baribeau, BMH Director of Nutrition Service, purchased undecorated wreaths from Harlow’s Farm and Westminster Organics, […]

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Roxanne S. Karter

Think Beyond The Pill When Planning Your Pregnancy

By Roxanne Karter, APRN The New York Times recently published an op-ed piece about the rising rate of unplanned births outside of marriage. The author, Isabel Sawhill, has been researching causes for why this is happening. A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Sawhill has also written a book called, Generation Unbound: Drifting Into Sex […]

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Richard Burtis, MD

OUCH! (Falls)

By Richard Burtis, MD It is well known that as the population is aging, there are many older Americans suffering serious injuries due to falls. Available data indicate that in 2012 alone, 2.4 million Americans over age 65 were treated in emergency departments for injuries from falls. During the 10-year period ending in 2012, there […]

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Beards for BMH Wraps Up Successful Campaign

Dozens of area men have been growing beards throughout the month of November to draw attention to men’s health issues and raise funds for Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. “The campaign has been all about encouraging men to talk to each other and to their doctors about issues like prostate cancer, heart disease, colorectal cancer and other […]

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Peter Carvell 2014

BMH Annual Meeting Features Special Guests and Key Topics

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Vermont Health Services Corporation and its subsidiary, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) held on November 14, 2014 featured special guests, key topics, and various recognitions. Keynote speaker Dr. Karen Hein, Founding Member, Vermont Green Mountain Care Board and Adjunct Professor, Dept. Community & Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at […]

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A House Built for a Family

Why, oh why do you have to be pregnant for nine months? It’s such a long time! Yet every one of those days is important for your baby. His brain will grow, his lungs will mature. She will have eyelashes and she will be able to breastfeed wonderfully. They will even sleep some at night! […]

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Craig Rinder, MD

Life Expectancy and Men’s Health

By Craig Rinder, MD It has been well known for years that the life expectancy of men is less than that of women. According to a 2013 report from the Nation Center for Health Statistics, the life expectancy for males born in 2011 is 76.3 years versus 81.1 years for females. In fact, in every […]

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