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In my medical humanities course for Excelsior College called, "I Feel Your Pain: Illness and Empathy in the Arts," my students and I spend a week discussing different types grief and how grief is manifested. One of the discussions that I felt was … more
In my six years leading the Vermont Health Department, by far my favorite activity has been visiting school classrooms. Nothing beats government meetings like being surrounded by a dozen or so bright-eyed, smiling children. What I have learned as a … more
BRATTLEBOROBrattleboro Retreat appoints new chief medical officerThe Brattleboro Retreat has appointed Mark McGee, MD, as the hospital's new Chief Medical Officer.McGee takes over the job from Frederick "Fritz" Engstrom, MD, who has retired from his … more
Will your child be entering kindergarten this year? Or will she be changing schools or school districts? If so, make sure your child's vaccinations are in order and up to date. In an effort to curb the spread of preventable diseases, the Vermont … more
On that November Sunday in 2015, Stephanie Thomas Nichols was 40 miles into her drive home to Townsend, Del., from her vacation cabin in Western Maryland when she felt an odd sensation in her upper body."No pain, just pressure, heaviness,'' recalls … more
Q: My friends and I are all getting older, and I've noticed that some of them are on statins to lower their cholesterol. My doctor chose a fibrate for me, Lopid (gemfibrozil). What's the difference between statins and fibrates, and what's special … more
Even the words themselves — heart failure — sound frightening and hopeless, as if the end is near and nothing can be done. But nothing could be further from the truth. Millions of Americans are learning that heart failure, while it's a … more
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
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