Dr. Susan Slowinski

The Doctor- Patient Relationship: A Pediatrician’s Perspective

By Susan Slowinski, MD Pediatricians, Family Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician’s Assistants all provide primary care to children. There are many other professionals in a child’s life. Daycare providers, teachers, and counselors spend more hours with an individual child than his or her primary care clinician. Yet, we are in a unique position to enjoy […]

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Craig Rinder, MD

Dr. Craig Rinder Joins BMH Physician Group

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Craig Rinder, MD, will join BMH Physician Group, effective March 2, 2015. When the transition is complete, Dr. Rinder’s current practice, known as Craig Rinder, MD, LLC, will be called BMH Urology. Its offices will still be located at 375 Canal Street in Brattleboro, Vermont. The new phone number for […]

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Daniel Walsh, MD

Modify Your Risk for Atherosclerosis

By Daniel Walsh, MD Atherosclerosis is a condition that causes several common forms of heart disease, including coronary artery disease (CAD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD). It occurs when plaque builds up inside the arteries, hardening them to a point where it become difficult for blood to flow from the heart to other parts of […]

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Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Receives 2014 Constant Contact All Star Award

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has been named a 2014 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than 600,000 small organizations worldwide. The award, given annually to the top 10% of Constant Contact’s international customer base, recognizes these select businesses and nonprofits for their significant achievements leveraging online marketing tools […]

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Mark Burke, MD

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) – It’s silent until it’s not.

By R. Mark Burke, MD, FACC In my years of practice, I have had many people tell me they don’t care if they have a heart attack, but they sure don’t want a stroke. I suspect this is because the results of a stroke are often more visible to others than the results of a […]

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Phaedra McDonough, APRN

Women and Atrial Fibrillation

by Phaedra McDonough February is Heart Health Awareness Month for women. This educational month was established to help women gain a better understanding of their risks for heart disease. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common electrical abnormality of the heart. During atrial fibrillation the two upper chambers of your heart, called atria, are quivering […]

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The Breast Feeding Quiz Part 1

Choose the one best answer for each question. 1. A breastfed baby needs to eat every 3-4 hours; this gives the mother’s breasts time to fill up. True              False 2. Advantages of breastfeeding include less crying, fewer ear infections, vaccinations “take” better, decreased chance of heart disease for mom. True              False 3. Low milk supply […]

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Kate Wageman, FNP

Brattleboro Internal Medicine Hires New Family Practitioner

Brattleboro Internal Medicine, a BMH Physician Group member, announced Kate Wageman, FNP will join its medical staff. She will begin seeing patients in March, 2015. Wageman was most recently employed by the Birchwood Terrace Healthcare Nursing Home in Burlington, Vermont, where she was a registered nurse in the transitional care unit for the past two […]

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Fatigue and Shortness of Breath are Not Signs of Aging

by Phaedra McDonough Have you noticed your energy level is lower and you are more short of breath even when performing the normal activities in your daily life? Don’t ignore these feelings, or chalk them up to “getting old.” This is not a normal part of the aging process. It is your body telling you […]

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Gallbladder Disease — A Modern Illness on the Rise

By Thomas H. Lewis About 20 years ago when the laparoscopic gallbladder procedure was first perfected, there was a surge in the number of gallbladder removal operations in the United States. It made sense there would be an increase since the new procedure was much safer for patients and the recovery time was greatly reduced. […]

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