Jon Thatcher, MD

Think You Need Back Surgery? Listen to Your Leg Pain

Think You Need Back Surgery? Listen to Your Leg Pain By Dr. Jon Thatcher It’s almost a certainty that each and every one of us is going to experience back pain at some point or another in our lives. The most commonly quoted statistic says four out of every five people will suffer some sort […]

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BMH Hosts Info. Sessions on Navigating Healthcare System

BMH Hosts Info. Sessions on Navigating Healthcare System Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer free informational sessions entitled “Navigating the Healthcare System: What You Need to Know” during the month of February. The three-part Patient Advocacy Series is designed to give both patients and their loved ones information that will help them communicate as effectively as […]

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Putney Family Healthcare Open House, February 8

Putney Family Healthcare Open House, February 8 Putney Family Healthcare invites the public to an open house of its new practice location at 79 Main Street in Putney on Wednesday, February 8, from 4:00 to 6:30 PM. The open house will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, a tour of the new facility, light refreshments and […]

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How Do You Plan a Birth?

How Do You Plan a Birth? I enjoyed Bob Audette’s article (Reformer, 1/28/12) about the birth of his new son. You could tell he and his wife had “done their homework” and chose the right place for them to give birth. When we designed our new birth center at BMH, we worked hard to make […]

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Peter Foote, DO

Dehydration Also a Cold Weather Risk

Dehydration Also a Cold Weather Risk By Dr. Peter Foote Following is part two of a two-part column on cold-weather injuries. When it’s a humid August day and the sun shines brightly without a cloud in the sky, the perspiration beading up on our foreheads is a reminder to make sure we’re drinking enough water. […]

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New Moms Network at BMH, February Programs

New Moms Network at BMH, February Programs Programs of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s New Moms Network in February start with a session called “How a Baby Learns to Love” on Wednesday, February 8th. This is presented by Jennifer Bailes, Therapist and mom. The program on Wednesday, February 15th will feature a baby parade at the Thompson […]

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Next Tobacco Cessation Workshop at BMH Starts February 7

Next Tobacco Cessation Workshop at BMH Starts February 7 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will host another installment of “Fresh Start: Tobacco Cessation Workshop” in the BMH Room B on Tuesday, February 7. The free, six-week class offers help to participants who wish to stop smoking. A trained facilitator from the Vermont Department of Health Access will […]

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Aida Avdic, MD Joins Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

Aida Avdic, MD Joins Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Brattleboro Memorial Hospital today announced Aida Avdic, MD has been hired as part of its Hospitalist staff. In this role, Dr. Avdic sees patients admitted to the hospital with acute medical conditions. She joins Amy Gadowski, MD, Christopher Meyer, MD, John Silkensen, MD, David Albright, MD and Carolyn […]

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PREGNANCY MISERIES

PREGNANCY MISERIES January 23rd is a special day for me. It’s the day my last baby was born, just after a very big snowstorm. I’d been feeding the town crew cookies for weeks and they knew I was ready to pop. I was so thankful our dead-end road was plowed! When I emailed my son […]

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Peter Foote, DO

Don’t Let Frostbite Ruin Your Fun

Don’t Let Frostbite Ruin Your Fun By Dr. Peter Foote Following is part one of a two-part column on cold-weather injuries. January is Vermont’s coldest month, meteorologically speaking. In the Vermont Weather Book, author David Ludlum says this is the time of year when the Atlantic jet stream travels its southernmost course, leaving polar winds […]

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