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By Dr. Maurice Geurts, Grace Cottage Family HealthFebruary is the month of Valentine's Day, when we focus on emotions of the heart. February is also American Heart Month, a time when we are encouraged to consider the mechanics of this important … more
`Forks Over Knives' Movie at Grace CottageTOWNSHEND - It's no secret that diabetes is now occurring in epic numbers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 9 percent of Americans are affected. Other chronic diseases are also … more
BELLOWS FALLS — Representatives from Windham County's community coalitions traveled to Washington, D.C. in early February to collaborate with 3,000 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the country for the … more
"I'm 78 and have been given a terminal diagnosis. I also had a pacemaker implanted years ago to keep me alive —do I have the right to have it removed now?""I'm 16 and have a drug addiction. I developed a skin abscess from needle use and have … more
Ah, processed foods. The term has become a sweeping generalization for anything that comes in a bag or a box. Even my nutrition advice usually includes the general statement "eat less processed food and choose fresh food instead." But that sentence … more
Luck may play a role in determining who ends up taking prescription opioids long-term, according to a study released Wednesday that found a link between the prescribing habits of hospital emergency room doctors and extended use of narcotic … more
Q: Do hospitalized patients really get better care from female doctors compared to men, as a new study — and now many headlines — claim? A: My initial reaction when I saw this study was one of denial. As a man, I viewed the study — … more
Approximately 13,000 Vermonters are living with low vision — a term used to describe an individual's sight that cannot be fully corrected even with glasses, medication, or surgery.The most common causes of low vision are age-related macular … more
BRATTLEBORO — NAMI Vermont will sponsor the NAMI Family-to- Family Education Program specifically for family members, partners and significant others of individuals with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective … more
BRATTELBORO — The Vermont Department of Economic Development recently awarded Brattleboro Memorial Hospital a $74,000 Workforce Development Grant. Funded through the Vermont Training Program, the grant will enable BMH to hire, train, and … more
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