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WASHINGTON — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.Geneticist Michael Snyder never … more
Q: My teenage daughter got the HPV shot. Should my son get it as well?A: The vaccine against HPV infection was initially created for females under the age of 26 to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Human papilloma virus, or HPV, has been shown to be the cause of virtually all cervical cancer cases in women. … more
There are several paths to facilitate wellness for those with mental illness. Seeing a psychiatrist for medication is often part of the process toward improved health and well being. You do better when you're prepared for the visit.Have you ever had … more
Erin Lamson, Grace Cottage Lab TechnicianHave you ever visited a lab for blood tests and wondered what happens to your specimen? If you have, you're not alone. Lab testing happens behind closed doors for obvious safety reasons, leaving the clinical … more
TOWNSHEND — Lisa Eaton recently joined Grace Cottage as Chief Nursing Officer, replacing Jeanne Fortier, who retired and moved to Cape Cod.Most recently, Eaton was Director of Inpatient Services at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, where she … more
Dr. JOSEPH ROSEN, MD, FACS and AGNES MIKIJANIEC, NP Following in the steps of many other states, Vermont will enact a new breast density law this January, and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will begin to include a description of patients' breast … more
Q: My husband and I are trying to have a baby, but we're having problems conceiving. Could my stress be to blame? A: First, let's consider a couple of statistics, specifically as they relate to women. The federal Centers for Disease Control and … more
WASHINGTON — Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released last week that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food … more
It's no secret. Life can be incredibly stressful, especially in this modern technological age, when we're surrounded by expectations of virtually immediate response to our daily challenges, whether it's work, family or other personal … more
BRATTLEBORO — A new Six Week Bereavement Support Group for adults begins Jan. 18 and will meet each Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m, ending Feb. 22. This group is sponsored by Brattleboro Area Hospice and will meet at the hospice office at 191 … more
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