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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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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