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By Elizabeth Harrison, Grace Cottage Health Coach You probably know already that too much stress can make you sick. Chronic stress puts a tremendous load on our bodies, increasing our risk of getting a whole host of diseases, including high blood … more
Give blood and help save lives this springBRATTLEBORO — Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.Donated blood is … more
BRATTLEBORO — An estimated 3,600 Vermont residents will learn they have cancer this year and getting to their scheduled treatment will be one of their greatest roadblocks.To ensure patients get to the critical care they need without additional … more
In a sense, children have had it better than grown-ups when it comes to patient-friendly care. They get to take flavored medications and at least one vaccine (oral polio) that is needle-free, with more probably on the way. Moreover, kids probably … more
Q: Some studies suggest that long-term calorie restriction can lengthen lifespan; others say it won't. Which should we believe? A: This is a perplexing question. We need energy to live, and the food we eat provides that energy. Obviously, gluttony can lead to dire health consequences, including Type 2 diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure, but less obvious is the case for decreasing caloric intake to below normal levels in order to improve health. more
"To be or not to be, that is the question," Hamlet articulates in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet." We can reword this question for those of us in the grip of the medical industrial complex: To die or not to die, that is the question. We have achieved … more
BRATTLEBORO — Prevention Works VT! awarded a Prevention Champion 2017 award to JoEllen Tarallo, Ed.D., a Brattleboro resident, for her commitment to promoting the health, safety, and well-being of Vermonters, especially youth. The awards … more
BRATTLEBORO — On Tuesday, April 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice will offer an opportunity for people to make a memorial flag to honor someone who has died.Creating a Memorial Flag can be a valuable commemoration activity to help … more
I have a treatment I recommend for every patient. It's a daily dose and only takes 15 minutes: read to your child. Did you know that only 8 percent of parents read to their children starting at birth?Introducing babies to books at a young age … more
The nurse is inCHESTERFIELD, N.H. — A wellness nurse from Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services will be available     at the Chesterfield Town Hall on Wednesday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and … more
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