BMH Stress Reduction Class Starts March 20

BMH Stress Reduction Class Starts March 20 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a free, introductory session for its six-week course “Letting Go of Stress” on Tuesday, March 20. The introductory session will explore how stress affects an individual’s body and mind, and how one can counteract the negative impact of stress and develop “stress hardiness.” […]

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Ithiel Fuller, MD

Taking the Mystery Out of Anesthesia

Taking the Mystery Out of Anesthesia By Dr. Ithiel Fuller For many patients who are about to undergo surgery, something that frequently causes the most anxiety is the anesthesia that makes surgery possible. Fear of the unknown is very powerful, and anesthesia is very mysterious. Popular culture is full of portrayals of worst-case scenarios designed […]

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BMH is First US Hospital To Install Anti-idling Kiosk Stations for Ambulances

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is the First U.S. Hospital To Install Anti-idling Kiosk Stations for Ambulances Truck stops provide anti-idling stations for tractor trailer drivers so when they have to park overnight and sleep, they can control the cab temperature and operate electrical components without burning diesel fuel. The driver, or his employer, saves on fuel […]

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Changes in Parenting

Changes in Parenting Always Remember: We are living in a society that can easily share research-based information. Our families learned from their relatives, plus the experts of the day, many of whom had their own axes to grind. 1. Starting solids In 1900 – babies started solids at one year In 1950 – babies started […]

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Thomas-H.-Lewis

The Truth About Colorectal Cancer

The Truth About Colorectal Cancer By Dr. Thomas H. Lewis March was designated as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month back in 2000 as a way to remind people to get screened for the disease. The Center for Disease Control reports that cancer of the colon or rectum is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in […]

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Help for Hurting Hands Discussion at BMH

Help for Hurting Hands Discussion at BMH, March 12 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a free program for people experiencing pain and dysfunction in their hands on Monday, March 12 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Center. Chris Vitello, a certified hand therapist from the BMH Occupational Therapy Department, will talk […]

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BMH Spinal Health Class Begins March 19

BMH Spinal Health Class Begins March 19 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will offer its “Standing Tall Spine Health: Level 2” program beginning Monday, March 19. The program is designed for individuals diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis who have previously completed the Level 1 course. The classes consist of advanced strengthening exercises for the core […]

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month It is an opportunity to educate the community about the dangers, prevention and treatment of colon cancer. Because it’s about a part of the body that people often feel embarrassed to talk about, there is a general lack of awareness about the disease. It has also, at times, kept […]

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Thomas W. Lewis, MD

Thomas W. Lewis and Anne Cloutier Join Brattleboro Internal Medicine

Thomas W. Lewis and Anne Cloutier Join Brattleboro Internal Medicine Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas W. Lewis and Physician Assistant Anne Cloutier will be joining Brattleboro Internal Medicine effective March 19, 2012. Brattleboro Internal Medicine, a member of the BMH Physician Group, is composed of Drs. Andrea Galasso and Laura […]

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Getting Ready for a New Baby Checklist

Getting Ready for a New Baby Checklist   Plan care for “the big kids” Arrange for a friend or relative to come to your house Or, the kids may go somewhere for a “special” overnight Let your childcare provider or your child’s teacher know if a new person may appear to pick up your child […]

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