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Get out and garden!

Get out and garden! The days are getting longer and warmer and for those who have the gardening bug spring is beckoning to get outdoors and in the dirt! The green poking out of the ground can be an irresistible call for those with green thumbs. Gardening can be a great way to enjoy the […]

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Get Into the Great Outdoors

Get Into the Great Outdoors A wonderful part of living in New England is enjoying outside activities especially during the winter months. Participating in outdoor activities in our beautiful winter wonderland can make the short, cold days of winter fly by, help keep you fit and can even help boost your mood.   There are […]

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Improve Your Health

Improve Your Health The Centers for Disease Control report that roughly 42% of people between age 45 and 64 do no physical exercise, that half the people aged 65-74 do nothing and two thirds of people over the age of 75 do absolutely nothing in terms of leisure time physical activity! Yet in study after […]

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Portable Electronics and Video Game Injury Prevention Tips

The use of portable electronics continues to grow.  Have you seen a loved one sitting on the couch using a lap top and thought to yourself that can’t be comfortable? To prevent hand injuries while using portable electronics and video games, ASHT recommends the following safety tips: Tell your child to use a neutral grip […]

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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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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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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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After a Heart Attack

New guidelines developed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association emphasize for the first time the importance of participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program after a heart attack or bypass surgery. The guidelines also recommend that patients with coronary heart disease: stop smoking and avoid exposure to tobacco smoke get […]

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Hand Safety on Thanksgiving

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital wants you to enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday.   Our occupational therapy department would like to review some safe turkey carving tips to keep in mind during this holiday. Make sure you use a sharp knife or an electric knife when carving your turkey.   It is a good idea to cut off the thigh […]

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