Laid Back Breastfeeding

by Dawn Kersula, RN This week (August 1-7) is World Breastfeeding Week in over 170 countries, including the United States. It commemorates the 1990 declaration by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Italy that breastfeeding is part of an infant’s right to nutritious food. That declaration was quickly endorsed by the World Health Organization […]

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HIV/AIDS at 30: Cared for but not Cured

By Deborah Jones, APRN Many media outlets marked June 5, 2011 as the “thirtieth anniversary of AIDS.” While that choice of words may sound too celebratory for observing the day when five gay men in Los Angeles were given the first official diagnosis of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, which has since killed nearly 30 million […]

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Carolyn L. Taylor-Olson, MD

Is There A Doctor In The House?

By Dr. Carolyn Taylor-Olson When I trained in internal medicine, the concept was that my profession was my vocation. An internist takes care of a patient from age 18 to his or her passing whether it’s an ingrown toenail or septic shock. You went the distance with the patient and their family. Medical advances have […]

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Prudence MacKinney

Osteopaths Filling the Gap in Primary Care

by Prudence MacKinney, VP Physician & Business Development The primary care landscape has undergone a significant change over the past two decades, with more and more physicians entering the field with a Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree than the more traditionally recognized M.D. designation. This rise is spurred by the growing awareness of the connection […]

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BMH Says in Treating a Heart Attack – Time Matters

by Christopher Schmidt, MD, and  John Starkey, RN. When President Dwight Eisenhower had a heart attack in 1955, doctors had limited tools for dealing with it. Eisenhower survived with treatment that consisted mainly of morphine to kill the pain and bed rest that continued for nearly a month before he was able to sit in […]

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David S. Liebow, DPM

The Importance of Foot Health

by Dr. David Liebow, DMP When everything is fine, it is often easy not to even think about our feet. But if a foot condition develops that causes pain and deformity, it is hard to be able to think of anything else. Our feet are our vehicle; they take us where we need to go; […]

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What is Angina?

By Jeff Harr, RCEP, Coordinator of BMH Cardiac Rehab and Burton Tepfer, MD Angina is defined as acute pain in the chest resulting from decreased blood supply to the heart muscle. This is most often the result of a blockage to one or more of the coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood, […]

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Jeffry Potash, MD

Top Questions About Colon Cancer Screenings & Colonoscopy

by Jeffry Potash, MD Why is there so much talk about colon cancer? Colon cancer is the third most common cancer. In Vermont, there are about 330 new cases per year and 24 of them are from Windham County. Many people know someone affected by this disease. Can colon cancer be prevented? Yes, to a […]

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Thomas H. Lewis, MD

Don’t Let a Hernia Put a Strain on Your Life

by Thomas H. Lewis, M.D. Hernias happen. They happen to overweight, out-of-shape smokers, and they happen to highly trained athletes. They happen to persons who strain too much while lifting, and they happen to those who merely sit in a chair. While they are more common in men, they also occur frequently in pregnant women. […]

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Joseph Rosen, MD

Why Get Mammograms?

by Joseph Rosen, MD The American Cancer Society, (ACS, 2009), estimates that 15% of all U.S. cancer deaths this year, in women, will be from breast cancer. This is after a decade long decline in the risk of a women dying after a breast cancer diagnosis. Approximately 2/3 of this better survival number is attributed […]

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