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NVRH Holds Annual Meeting
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital held its annual meeting on Dec. 2. The event was held at Lyndon State College and was attended by 150 NVRH Corporators, Trustees and members of the public. NVRH Board Chair Jim Newell, welcomed the group and gave a synopsis of highlights at the hospital in the past year.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Flu Vaccine May Be Less Effective This Winter
NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

NVRH recently held a dress down day to benefit Northeast Kingdom Youth Services. Pictured is Betsy Merrill, presenting a check to Constance Sandahl, the director of Northeast Kingdom Youth Services. NEKYS will use the funds to purchase access to the statewide Mobius mentoring database, enabling mentors, school personnel and NEKYS staff to enter and retrieve data and communicate more efficiently with other mentoring personnel across the state.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

NVRH Releases Winter Wellness Calendar
Coming soon is the winter edition of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital's Wellness Calendar. The calendar provides a listing of free or low-cost health-related activities, classes and support groups available in the area.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Give one last gift this holiday season with a blood donation
BURLINGTON -- The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to give one last gift this holiday season and discover the true meaning of giving by donating blood.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Health Watch: Eliminating Trans Fat - One More Step
Whether you realize it or not, you are probably eating a healthier diet than you were a decade ago.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Testing Quandary For Women With Dense Breasts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it's more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer. But new research suggests automatically giving them an extra test isn't necessarily the solution.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Vermont Ranked Second Healthiest State
BURLINGTON -- For the second year in a row, Vermont was ranked as the second healthiest state after Hawaii in the America's Health Rankings 2014 report released today by the United Health Foundation.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Libraries to Make Blood Pressure Monitors Available
BURLINGTON -- The Vermont Department of Health is working with a network of 12 libraries statewide to make blood pressure monitors available to borrow for up to a month, beginning in January 2015. Library staff will also offer borrowers the ability to record and track readings.
Friday, December 5, 2014

Fundraisers For NCH Oncology Fund
The 2014 holidays mark the seventh year North Country Hospital has hosted a series of Wellness Center fundraisers with the help of instructor Sharon Stewart volunteering her time for folks to get a workout on the holidays and help out the hospital's oncology fund at the same time.
Friday, December 5, 2014

NVRH To Host Underage Drinking Community Forum
The Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Coalition will be hosting a Community Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 12:30-2:30 at the Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) building on Lincoln Street in St. Johnsbury.
Thursday, December 4, 2014

NVRH Thanks Departing Trustees
Jim Newell, Board of Trustees Chair, thanks Deanna Howard with a plaque of appreciation for her nine years of service on Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital's Board of Trustees. Deanna is the Vice President of Regional Development at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Other departing trustees thanked were Tracey Holbrook, Richard Showalter and Susan Zucker.
Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Morrison Receives OSHA Award
WHITEFIELD -- The Morrison skilled nursing home and assisted living facility has been recognized by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) with a SHARP certificate through its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
Thursday, December 4, 2014

CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports the procedure and health insurers should pay for it.
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Poison Center Wants You To Have A Holly, Jolly Holiday
Nobody expects to call the poison center during the holidays, but poisonings sometimes happen because of changes in routine or increased distractions this time of year. Plan ahead and program your phone with the poison center phone number, 1-800-222-1222. Having this important number saved in your phone could be the best gift you give this year -- it could prevent a trip to the hospital or save a life.
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Pregnant Women To Get Better Info From Drug Labels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pregnant and worried about your medication? The Food and Drug Administration is revamping those confusing labels on prescription drugs to make it easier to understand which are safe to use.
Thursday, December 4, 2014

American Lung Association Highlights Quit Smoking Resources This December
In November, which was Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association of the Northeast drew attention to the leading cancer killer of men and women.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Early Statin Use May Give Long-term Heart Benefits
CHICAGO (AP) -- Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it's the first evidence that early use of a statin can have a legacy effect, perhaps changing someone's odds of disease for good.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

US Looking Past Ebola To Prepare For Next Outbreak
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Keep The Spirit Of The Smokeout Going
While the Great American Smokeout was on Thursday, Nov. 20, smokers looking to quit have many resources available to them.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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