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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
BRATTLEBORO — April is designated as Month of the Young Child, a celebration of our youngest learners and our future leaders. The local celebration consists of a month-long series of free events throughout Windham County offering opportunities … more
BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Retreat received a Governor's Excellence in Worksite Wellness award at the 2017 Worksite Wellness conference held on March 23 at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington. The award was presented to … more
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