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Falls are not a normal part of aging. Did you know that? It's true that advancing age is a risk factor, but with awareness and action, the fall risk associated with aging can be greatly lessened.The statistics for senior adults who fall are pretty … more
It's been about three weeks since I finished the MamaSezz Four-Week Challenge and I continue to lose weight.As many readers of my scribblings already know, the challenge was started by Lisa Lorimer and Meg Donahue, the founders of MamaSezz, to prove … more
Putney Pharmacy records transferred to Hotel PharmacyPUTNEY — The Putney Pharmacy located at 4 Kimball Hill, is closed until further notice. According to Vermont Board of Pharmacy Administrative Rule 8.3, patient records will be held by Hotel … more
BRATTLEBORO — All wellness classes at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital are available to members of the community and are free of charge.The ongoing classes are organized by the Community Health Team at BMH. For more information, call the CHT … more
We've all been there: The hacking cough, pounding headache, sinus congestion cold combo — which has been plaguing the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for months — has finally worked it's way through the office and landed at your cubicle. … more
Q: A news report recently said that statins are under-used. I'm 50 with normal cholesterol. Should I take one just in case?A: Statins, which are a type of cholesterol-lowering medication, have consistently shown benefit in reducing the risk of heart … more
Mindfulness has been gaining in recognition and popularity in the U.S. for the last two decades, and with good reason. A number of leaders in the mental health field have studied the usefulness of mindfulness in creating mental health and in … more
BRATTLEBORO — The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being.The Centers for … more
Does your shoulder hurt when you sleep on it? When you put away the groceries in kitchen cabinets? When you reach into the back seat of your car? What about that small twinge of pain when you suddenly move?Our shoulders are made up of several … more
CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire is experiencing an outbreak of gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a reportable sexually transmitted disease, and the number of cases in New Hampshire has been increasing over the last year. Between 2007 and 2013 there were … more
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