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Send Your Kids Back To School With Vaccines Up To Date
BURLINGTON -- Back-to-school season is the perfect time to make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dr. Karyn Patno to Speak At NVRH Childbirth Education Program About Newborn Care
Dr. Karyn Patno, long-time pediatrician at NVRH St. Johnsbury Pediatrics, will speak about newborn care on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Raising Funds to Support Maternity Hospital in West Ghana in Memory of Sue Hoffman
Since the death last year of Sue Hoffman, Certified Nurse Midwife at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital for 27 years, friends and employees have been looking for a lasting way to honor Sue's work and memory.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bad Bite: A Tick Can Make You Allergic To Red Meat
A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Health Watch: Depression – Don't Let It Get You Down
If you've ever been depressed -- and more than a third of Americans have been at some time in their lives -- you know what it's like. You feel helpless and hopeless, have trouble sleeping and find no pleasure in activities that used to make you happy, even sex and eating.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

White River VA Medical Center To Hold Open House
White River Junction VA Medical Center is hosting an Open House & Information Fair on Friday, Aug. 15, , from 1 to 3 p.m. The Open House will be held in the Research Building (building 44) at 163 Veterans Drive, White River Junction, Vt.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Poll: Obama Health Law Is A Tale Of 2 Americas
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care law has become a tale of two Americas.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Why Isn't There A Treatment Or Vaccine For Ebola?
LONDON (AP) -- In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Health Watch: Type 2 Diabetes - Keep It in Check
Today, most Americans with type 2 diabetes are overweight, and they benefit from losing weight -- although not with a starvation diet. And there are other treatments now available that may or may not involve injection of insulin.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

'Gluten-free' Labeling Standards Kick In
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Starting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Hosts Health Care After Retirement Sessions
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) announces a series of Health Care After Retirement Sessions, for Vermonters retiring soon or just becoming eligible for Medicare.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Amanda F. Van Straten, MD, is New Full Time Neurologist at NVRH
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Amanda F. Van Straten, new full time neurologist at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tillotson Fund Continues Support Of NAMI
COOS COUNTY, N.H. -- NAMI NH announces that the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund has awarded them an additional two year grant to allow for the continuation of programs throughout Coos County.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Drs. Susan Gresser And Stan Baker Retire From Many Years Of Medical Service To The NEK
Dr. Susan Gresser and Dr. Stan Baker have retired after serving the Northeast Kingdom community for 22 years.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes, Study Says
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Staying in the Game after 50
Physical Therapists are healthcare providers who are experts in the examination and treatment of problems that affect people's ability to move and function as well as they can in their daily lives. PT's work by educating patients about their current condition as well as improving their mobility and motion. All of these skills are crucial to a patient's quality of life, their ability to earn a living and their ability to pursue their favorite leisurely activities.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NVRH Launches Online Patient Portal for Easier Access to Health Information
With its launch of a new patient portal program called, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital now offers patients the option to access select portions of their health records online, through the main hospital website at
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Health Watch: War on Cancer: Good News and Bad
Tuberculosis and polio were once major killers in this country. TB is still a threat worldwide, but effective use of antibiotics has reduced infections and deaths in the United States and other developed countries. Thanks to the Salk vaccine, introduced in the mid-1950s, polio has been virtually eliminated.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NVRH Holds Annual Recognition Dinner
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital held its annual recognition dinner for employees on Thursday evening, June 26, at The Sherburne Base Lodge on Burke Mountain. One hundred and fifty people attended; employees were recognized for their years of service as well as certifications they earned during the past year. Paul Bengtson, CEO was the Master of Ceremonies, and his sense of humor, genuine gratitude to employees and stories made the evening enjoyable and entertaining.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LRH Recognized As One Of Most Wired Small, Rural Hospitals
LITTLETON, N.H. -- Littleton Regional Healthcare has enhanced technology that allows clinicians and patients to have access to information they need to promote health and make the most informed decisions about treatments. As a result of these latest advancements, LRH has been named Most Wired Small, Rural Hospital for the second time.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

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