Daffodil Days Are Approaching

Daffodil Days Are Approaching Daffodil Days are approaching – a wonderful sign of Spring and a way to promote hope for cancer patients. Daffodil Days is a fund raising effort to help raise money for different programs here at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) as well as money for the American Cancer Society’s mission to save […]

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Debbie Kitzmiller, Aimee Creelman, Kristin Anderson

Area Nurses to Volunteer in Nicaraguan Hospital

Area Nurses to Volunteer in Nicaraguan Hospital Aimee Creelman, Kristin Anderson, and Debbie Kitzmiller from the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Birthing Center will be traveling to Nicaragua in March on a volunteer mission to raise awareness about lactation and other issues related to labor, delivery and newborn care. The group will spend one week in Leon, […]

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New Moms Network March Schedule

New Moms Network March Schedule Programs of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s New Moms Network in March start with a session called “Starting Solids” on Wednesday, March 7th. This is presented by Chris Ellis, RD with the Brattleboro Food Co-op. The program on Wednesday, March 14th will feature “Ouch! What You Need to Know about Immunizations Now”. […]

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A New Baby is Coming to Your House

A New Baby is Coming to Your House A new baby is coming to your house? Congratulations! As an oldest child myself, anticipating a new baby made me feel happy and sad all at the same time – how would this change my precious daughter’s life? Here are some suggestions that helped guide our transitions […]

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Things to Consider Before Orthopaedic Surgery

Things to Consider Before Orthopaedic Surgery By Robert Feinberg, Physician Assistant In last week’s Health Matters column, my colleague Dr. William Vranos referenced some studies that indicated a significant rise in total joint replacement surgeries being carried out. Indeed, one study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality projects a 670 percent increase in […]

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Free Writing Workshop for Breast Cancer Survivors at BMH starts March 6

Free Writing Workshop for Breast Cancer Survivors at BMH starts March 6 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a free, 10-week writing workshop for individuals living with cancer and an accompanying loved one, starting Tuesday, March 6 at 6:00 PM in the Richards Building. “Spirit of the Written Word” provides cancer survivors the opportunity to promote […]

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Radiologic Technologist at BMH Earns Bone Densitometry Certification

Radiologic Technologist at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Earns Bone Densitometry Certification Belinda Sargent, RT (R, M) of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has earned certification in Bone Densitometry from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. She will add the “BD” designation to her list of credentials. Bone Densitometry, better known as DEXA, is a type of x-ray imaging […]

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How A Baby Learns To Love

How A Baby Learns To Love I was lucky enough to fall in love with my first baby, even before she was born. I knew that she loved to get up early in the morning, just like me. She was pretty mellow – I actually got scared one day that she wasn’t kicking me enough, […]

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Health Fair to Benefit BMH Oncology Dept. February 18

Health Fair to Benefit BMH Oncology Dept. February 18 The second annual Dennis Roth Memorial Farmer’s Market and Health Fair will take place on Saturday, February 18, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the United Church of Bernardston in Massachusetts. Dennis Roth was a minister in the greater Brattleboro area who died of cancer […]

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William Vranos, MD

Advances in Joint Replacement Lead to Younger Patients, Better Outcomes

Advances in Joint Replacement Lead to Younger Patients, Better Outcomes by Dr. William Vranos Just after the new year, a group of orthopedic surgeons in Finland published the findings of a study showing that over the 25 year period between 1980 and 2006 there was a 130 percent increase worldwide in knee replacement surgeries for […]

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