This Holiday Season, Make Sure You’re Happy

By Maggie Lake We all have the perfect holiday image in our minds: gifts galore, beautiful decorations and parties, great food, happy children tearing through one perfect gift after another. Maybe we remember our own perfect childhood holidays. We want to recreate them or versions of the stories we see in the relentless commercials and […]

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Staying healthy during the holiday season

We are in the middle of the holidays.  It is a busy stressful time of the year.  Additional commitments, holiday parties with high fat foods, sweets and little time left for exercise, it may seem impossible to stay on a healthy plan.  But with a little knowledge you can tackle this time of year, and […]

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The Ultimate Gift

By Arthur Magnaghi, Jr. This is the time of year we give gifts to our loved ones. We also may give a little more or do a little more to support charitable efforts we find meaningful. With just a few clicks of the mouse button this holiday season, Vermonters can help save a life, just […]

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BMH Comprehensive Breast Care Program Introduces MRI, Genetic Testing Capabilities for High Risk Patients

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital today announced the addition of breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and genetics risk evaluation to the services offered by its Comprehensive Breast Care Program. Both breast MRI and genetics risk evaluation services play a valuable role in identifying people who are at high risk for breast cancer.  To ensure the quality of […]

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Ergonomic Strategies for Using a Suitcase

Are you traveling anytime soon? Are you in the market for new luggage? Read below to learn how to pick a proper piece of luggage and learn how to pack and carry your luggage in a safe manner.   The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Travel Clinic should be your first stop 6 – 8 weeks prior […]

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Free Workshops Help People Cope with Chronic Health Conditions

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer another series of free Healthier Living Workshops for people coping with chronic health conditions. 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 skill-building exercises. Classes meet each Tuesday from January 10, 2012 through February […]

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Good PreOp Assessment for Surgical Success

By Christine Gooley, APRN, BC Would you ever guess a hospital the size of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital performs around four thousand surgical procedures in a year? It’s true. During the twelve months from October 2010 to September 2011, 2,389 surgeries and 1,612 minor procedures took place in our facility. That figure includes a broad range […]

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Enright & Company Raises $2,200 for BMH Breast Care Program

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Comprehensive Breast Care Program announced today the receipt of a donation in the amount of $2,243.00 from the Enright & Company hair salon. Through the month of October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Enright staff sold pink hair extensions and nail files to customers coming to their location […]

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Cooking Injury Prevention Tips

Cooking is a pleasurable pastime with the perfect end product, delicious food!!!  Keep yourself safe and prevent injuries from occurring when cooking by checking out the tips on safe cooking practice. The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) offers the following tips to protect hands and to prevent injuries while in the kitchen: Use the […]

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Lois Trezise, RN, CNM, MSN, CLC

Midwives in the Mainstream

by Lois Trezise It’s natural in the course of human affairs for the pendulum to swing in one direction or another. Advances in scientific knowledge and medical technology during the 20th century spurred a trend toward treating births as a medical situation. This was understandable given the excitement over the improvements in anesthesiology, surgery, and […]

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