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Q I'm a 77-year-old woman, and I'm a hoarder. Well, maybe I'm a hoarder. Or maybe I'm just lazy or even a procrastinator. Regardless, how can I get myself in gear?A Hoarding behavior has only recently been recognized as a disorder. According to the … more
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is completing a major upgrade to our information technology systems so all hospital departments, BMH Medical Group practices, and other computer systems will be more effectively linked, while giving our patients better … more
Special to the ReformerBRATTLEBORO — Mara Buchbinder, PhD, a medical anthropologist and faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will talk about her study, "The Vermont Study on Aid-in- Dying," on Monday, June 5, 2 … more
Special to the ReformerBRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Memorial Hospital recently hosted the annual Medical Staff Recognition event at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. The event honored providers for their contributions to the hospital and … more
Special to the ReformerBRATTLEBORO — Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and community members will unite for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Windham County in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering … more
PITTSFIELD — My editor must have been clairvoyant when she asked me to write about allergies associated with this year's unusually high pollen count across the region. That's because half my face had ballooned to near-softball-size as a … more
Q: A new study said that prolonged antibiotic use is tied to colon polyps. But "prolonged" meant "two weeks or more." I had a couple of bacterial infections in a six-month timespan. How worried should I be?A: Antibiotics have undoubtedly … more
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the number-one cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. Every 40 seconds in this country, someone has a stroke. Every three to four minutes, someone dies from stroke. While the … more
Scientific studies on vaccine safety have never proven a link between vaccines — specifically measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) — and autism, yet the myth persists almost 20 years after the flawed research was published. The fear that … more
BRATTLEBORO — Tick season has arrived, but the Health Department says Vermonters can enjoy being outside in our beautiful state by knowing how to avoid ticks and their bite. Visitors to the healthvermont.gov/BeTickSmart website will find … more
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