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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
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
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