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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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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