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Every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke, the leading cause of serious long-term disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Every three to four minutes, someone dies from stroke. … more
Q: My doctor wants me to take amiodarone for my heart. But the potential side effects scare the heck out of me: possible death, permanent blindness, liver problems, thyroid problems. Should I do … more
You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be to blame for former President George H.W. Bush's hospitalization a day … more
From the mailbox: - We always learn from your letters, and this time it's food scientist Bob Hutkins from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who helped out. Writing about the finer points of kefir … more
CHICAGO — There's an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study … more
Federal officials have recommended a new vaccine that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults against the painful rash called shingles. But persuading many adults to get … more
BRATTLBEORO — Through funding from a Vermont Department of Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs grant and the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant, 13 local community partners … more
SPRINGFIELD — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont's community mental health agency, has added four new staff members in Brattleboro.The agency has added Jordan … more
BRATTLEBORO — On Monday, April 30, noon to 1 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice will host "Dementia Conversations."The event will take place at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden. This event is free … more
Graston Technique. It's a strange-sounding name for a new physical therapy method that can help patients heal faster from soft tissue injuries like sprains, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, golfer's … more
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