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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BMH Offers Free Self-Management Workshops for Healthier Living

This spring, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is offering three self-management workshops to give individuals new tools to deal with chronic health issues and live a fuller, healthier life. All of the workshops are free and open to the public. Two of the workshops are being offered in collaboration with the Brattleboro Senior Center. The first program, […]

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Chris Vitello

Upper Extremity Pain

By Chris Vitello, OT The human body is an amazing thing. With all of the bones and all of the muscles, it is amazing how it all works together so smoothly without fault. Most of the time we lose sight of this marvel, that is of course, until something does not go quite right. It […]

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Charmaine and Doug Vinton and their dog Butters

Charmaine Vinton

Finding summer employment is part of the job description for most teachers. Charmaine Vinton was fortunate that when the school bell rang for the final time every June, she had a standing opportunity at her father’s medical practice in the town of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. What Charmaine didn’t count on, however, was having that […]

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Jim Leonard

A Commitment to Healing

When Jim Leonard came to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Center for Wound Healing last summer, he was ready to try anything to treat the deep, open wound on his left foot. It had been about two years since he had an operation to remove an infection. His weekly follow-up appointments with his doctor consisted of […]

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