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"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
Forty million adults have lost some hearing because of noise, and half of them suffered the damage outside the workplace, from everyday exposure to leaf blowers, rock concerts and other loud sounds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … more
Q: Is walking or running on a treadmill as good as walking or running on concrete streets or sidewalks? A: This is an interesting question, because the definition of "as good as" is quite ambiguous. Good can be defined as having cardiovascular, or … more
The human body is beautifully designed, through our ancient DNA, to adapt to changes in our environment. Our species has evolved and survived largely because of our genetic ability to adjust. more
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