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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Breastfeeding Week Celebrated (August 1 – 7)

by Dawn M. Kersula Sometimes the best thing for a baby is a snuggle. We carry our babies “under our hearts” for nine months, and the moment of birth is magic. But what must the baby think? Gone is the warm, wet, safe hugs of the womb, and here is a new place filled with […]

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Dana F. McGinn, MD

Diabetes and the EYE

by Dana McGinn, MD Diabetes mellitus is an abnormality in the body’s ability to use and store sugar properly. High blood sugar levels can have a profound affect on blood vessels throughout the vascular system. Some of the earliest functional problems are manifested in the retina, the nerve layer in the eye that receives light […]

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Eating Right Is Important for Your Health

by Carrie Quimby, RD, CD, MOEd In March, the American Dietetic Association encourages good nutrition by sponsoring National Nutrition Month. The theme for the month-long celebration is “Eat Right”. The group, which is promoting eating right for a healthy weight, has issued advice on achieving and maintaining a healthier weight to contribute to one’s overall […]

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Are You Doing Maintenance for Your Heart?

by Jeff Harr, RCEP February is “American Heart Month”. It is a time to raise awareness of heart disease. I’m betting there are probably only a few people reading this article who have not been touched by heart disease in some way: having a heart condition yourself, having a loved one living with heart disease, […]

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Kelly McCue, RN, MSN, CNS, OCN, CHPN

McCue Renews Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care

  Kelly McCue, RN, OCN, CHPN, Comprehensive Breast Care program administrator and nurse navigator for Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Department of Oncology recently renewed her credential of Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse through the National Board for the Certification of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses (NBCHPN). The NBCHPN exam tests McCue’s competency and expertise in […]

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Genetic Risk Assessment at BMH

By Agnes Mikijaniec, ARNP, BMH Oncology Department  There have been great strides in the field of cancer genetics this past decade. It is now considered the standard of care in community and comprehensive cancer programs. However many individuals who would be appropriate for genetic risk assessment are not being tested. Barriers include distance to regional […]

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BMH Nutrition Services Participates in Worldwide Initiative

The Nutrition Services Department at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is participating in the worldwide organization Health Care Without Harm’s “Healthy Food in Healthcare” initiative. BMH (and two other Vermont hospitals – Fletcher-Allen Health Care and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital) have taken a pledge toward meeting some of the criteria as a commitment to our patients, staff, […]

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BMH Awarded Grant to Reduce Engine Idling

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) announced it has been awarded a grant by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources for the installation of engine idling reduction kiosks. The grant will enable BMH to purchase the kiosks as well as hire local contractors to install them. Use of the kiosks will improve the air quality at the […]

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