BMH To Provide Health Services to People Traveling Abroad

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced it will begin providing health services to area citizens planning trips out of the United States through its Occupational Health Department. The services fill a gap left by World Learning when they closed their travel health center prior to the start of their fall semester. Previously, students in the World Learning […]

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BMH Comprehensive Breast Care Program Open House, October 21

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Comprehensive Breast Care Program invites the public to an open house on National Mammography Day, Friday October 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, on the second floor of the Richards Building. BMH’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program Administrator and Nurse Navigator Kelly McCue, RN, has organized a program that includes a tour […]

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Marcy Rushford

The Nuclear Option

By Marcy Rushford Last month, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital invited the public to learn about the technology we use to evaluate the coronary arteries of the heart and their function, specifically in relation to nuclear cardiac stress tests. Most of the people who participated in the tour were pretty surprised to learn that, by and large, […]

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In Giving, Stories Make the Difference

by Diane Bassett About a week and a half ago, the Ladies Golf Association of the Brattleboro Country Club held its end of season luncheon, during which we formally presented the funds from our annual charity golf tournament held in July. We’ve been holding the tournament for 10 years now, and even though our association […]

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Wendy Cornwell

Blueprint for Healthy Individuals Involves Entire Community

By Wendy Cornwell This is part two of a column leading in up to BMH’s 20th Annual Health Fair, taking place in the BMH Parking Lot from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, September 24. Three years ago, we adopted the “Launch into Motion” theme for the annual Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Health Fair with the goal […]

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Play for Health

by Wendy Cornwell This is first of a two-part column leading in up to BMH’s 20th Annual Health Fair, taking place in the BMH Parking Lot from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 24. Nickelodeon’s annual Worldwide Day of Play is in a couple of weeks. Since 2004, the network has stopped their […]

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Idle Thoughts on Sustainability

By Rob Prohaska Tomorrow’s Touch-a-Truck event is always great fun for young kids who like to climb inside, and all over, construction rigs, fire trucks, ambulances or other big, noisy vehicles. While your son or daughter is ooh-ing and ah-ing over the backhoes and tree-trimmers, take a minute and walk over to the Emergency Department […]

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Richard M. Orlan, MD

The Future of Aging

By Dr. Richard Orlan The future of aging is now! Hollywood and fiction writers are producing some interesting television programs and movies with themes and story lines about aging and managing chronic disease these days. Some are compassionate, like The Big C, which follows a woman with terminal cancer as she goes through the trials […]

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William Vranos, MD

ATC Position at High School is Win-Win

By Dr. William Vranos Classes start next Wednesday at Brattleboro Union High School, but the student athletes have already been on the practice fields and in the weight room for a couple of weeks preparing for the Fall 2011 season. It’s an exciting time of year to be an athlete or a coach. It is […]

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Jane Katz Field, MD


By Jane Katz-Field, MD MEASLES?? In Vermont? Didn’t they wipe that out? Actually, because of effective vaccination programs starting in the 1960s, measles was basically eliminated in this country by the late 1990s. Today we are seeing some of these vaccine-preventable diseases again because of people’s choices not to vaccinate their children. What are parents […]

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