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New England states are experiencing a high prevalence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. In 2015, Vermont experienced the highest incidence of Lyme disease per population (CDC, 2015 and 2016). This year, the anticipated rate of tick … more
Diana Nyad — the endurance athlete who, at age 64, swam from Cuba to Florida — has another big dream. It doesn't involve water, poisonous jellyfish or an exhausting 111-mile journey that took her 53 hours. Instead, it involves millions of feet, which Nyad wants to see stride across every state in America. more
Q: A friend suggested I try MSM crystals for arthritis. What are they, and do they work? If they do, where can I find them?A: Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur-containing compound naturally found in plants such as Brussels sprouts, … more
We waited so long for summer, and now it's time to get outside and go biking, hiking, get work done on the house or garden, or spend time on the beach. Maybe you earn your living working outdoors. Did you pack the sunscreen?"Only mad dogs and … more
BRATTLEBORO — On June 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice will host a community screening of the documentary "Being Mortal". After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to take … more
BRATTLEBORO — Lead Safe & Healthy Homes is offering federal lead paint safety courses for contractors, landlords, and others interested in using lead-safe renovation techniques. The federal Renovation, Repair and Painting Certification … more
WEST TOWNSHEND — Learn how to prepare nutritious and delicious meals using fresh local ingredients, even if your finances are limited.Grace Cottage Community Wellness Programs and the West River Community Project have teamed up to present a … more
Pandemics — global outbreaks of infectious diseases like the 1918 influenza that killed 40 million people and the 2009 H1N1 virus, which caused up to 203,000 fatalities are among the greatest threats the world faces. But the Trump … more
As a professor of public policy who lives in West Virginia, perhaps the nation's poorest state, I have seen the benefits of the ACA's Medicaid expansion since 2014. To understand how the ACHA's proposed changes to Medicaid would affect people and … more
The National Weather Service recently officially adjusted heat indexes in New England to more accurately portray the risk to residents, who are used to lower average temperatures year round than in other areas of the country. Heat index, also known … more
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