Get Into the Great Outdoors

Get Into the Great Outdoors A wonderful part of living in New England is enjoying outside activities especially during the winter months. Participating in outdoor activities in our beautiful winter wonderland can make the short, cold days of winter fly by, help keep you fit and can even help boost your mood.   There are […]

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Snow Shoveling Puts Stress on the Heart

Snow Shoveling Puts Stress on the Heart When the snow flakes start falling in New England many people skip over the beauty and quickly start worrying about the work that is involved in removal.  This is easily understood because of the hard work and time added onto our daily routines to provide safe access for […]

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Starting Solids: Know Your Responsibilities

STARTING SOLIDS: KNOW YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES The British Medical Journal today published an article entitled, Baby knows best? The impact of weaning style on food preferences and body mass index in early childhood in a case–controlled sample. Read whole article. Because this was written in Great Britain, what they call “weaning” is what we call “starting […]

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Healthier Living Workshops Offered in Putney Starting Feb. 22

Healthier Living Workshops Offered in Putney Starting Feb. 22 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is offering the free Healthier Living Workshop series for managing chronic conditions at Putney Meadows starting Wednesday, February 22. Stanford University developed the six-week program to empower individuals with chronic diseases and their caregivers to better manage the condition through education, support and […]

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New Baby Steps Blog Gives Expert Advice to New Parents

New Baby Steps Blog Gives Expert Advice to New Parents Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is publishing a weekly blog called “Baby Steps” on its web site for new and expecting parents. It can be found by clicking on the BMH Blogs tab on the bmhvt.org web site or by going directly to www.bmhvt.org/baby-steps. Baby Steps is […]

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Hospital Blood Drive a Success

Hospital Blood Drive a Success Brattleboro Memorial Hospital held its first blood drive of the new year on January 16 to assist the local chapter of the American Red Cross. Debbie Partrick, RNC, nurse manager for the BMH Birthing Center, coordinated the hospital’s efforts to pre-register donors. Overall, 43 staff members and volunteers donated, including […]

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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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