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Not Just Backtalk: Meet Crick And Crack, The Chiropractors
Welcome to our new column! Dr. Howard and I are excited to be offering this new forum to the public. This month our clinic celebrated its 35th year in practice; this begs the question why, after 35 years, am I starting a newspaper column?
Thursday, March 26, 2015

As Patients Face Death, Doctors Push Straight Talk On Care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dr. Angelo Volandes remembers performing rib-cracking CPR on a frail elderly man dying of lung cancer, a vivid example of an end-of-life dilemma: Because his patient never said if he wanted aggressive care as his body shut down, the hospital had to try. He died days later.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Orthopaedic Surgeon To Speak On Osteoporosis
S. Elizabeth Ames, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon, will be giving a presentation to the community on Saturday, April 4, at the Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom group meeting. Ames will be focusing specifically on different aspects of the osteoporotic spine and strategies to protect the spine.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

NVRH Corporators Learn About Women's Wellness Center
Tammy Wilkins, Office Practice Manager, recently gave an overview of the Women's Wellness Center to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital's Corporator group, including utilization of services, Rural Health Clinic Status, patient satisfaction improvement projects and renovations.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Emma Kopecky Does Nurse Practitioner Rotation At NVRH Corner Medical
Emma Kopecky, RN, a native of Plainfield, Vt., has been working at NVRH Corner Medical as part of her clinical rotation in nursing school.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Health Watch: It's Arthritis ... But What Kind?
My grandfather has had arthritis in both knees for several years. They are so bad now that he is unable to walk a block without severe pain.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NVRH Auxiliary Learn About CALL US FIRST
The Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Auxiliary recently met for their March meeting and heard a presentation from guest speaker Colleen Sinon, Vice President of Quality Management at NVRH.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NCCC Pinning Ceremony Continues Long Tradition
Twelve Health Careers students received LNA pins on Thursday, March 19, which symbolize the dedication workers in the nursing field have for their profession.
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Study Calls Heart Imaging Into Question For Mild Chest Pain
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Studies Boost Hopes For New Class Of Cholesterol Medicines
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- New research boosts hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems. The government will decide this summer whether to allow two of these drugs on the market.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Aspirin Users With Common Genes May Get Less Colon Cancer
CHICAGO (AP) -- Researchers have identified common genetic traits that may explain how aspirin can help protect against colon cancer.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Breast Biopsy Accuracy Is Questioned In Experimental Study
CHICAGO (AP) -- Here's another reason for getting a second medical opinion: Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Study: Tetanus Shot May Aid Treatment Of Deadly Brain Cancer
NEW YORK (AP) -- Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Specialty Drugs Save Lives, Come With Daunting Price Tags
Mati Munoz lost her liver to hepatitis C, and the virus was attacking its transplanted replacement last year when her doctor prescribed a drug combination that could save the organ.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dartmouth Medical Student In Family Practice Rotation At Corner Medical
Vignesh Raman is completing his rotation in Family Practice medicine at Corner Medical in Lyndon. He is a third year medical student at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. This is his fifth rotation; each rotation is for six weeks.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Health Watch: Gluten-Free Diet - Not Just a Fad
You may be curious about all the gluten-free foods you see in grocery stores...unless you have celiac disease. If you have the disorder, you know that gluten-free is serious business.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Celebrate National Volunteer Month By Giving Blood With The Red Cross
BURLINGTON --The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Morrison's Physical Rehab Center On Target For May 1
WHITEFIELD -- Despite challenging winter weather building conditions, the physical and occupational rehabilitation center currently under construction at The Morrison in Whitefield is on schedule and due to be completed by May 1.
Friday, March 13, 2015

UN: World Eating Too Much Sugar; Cut To 5-10 Percent Of Diet
LONDON (AP) -- New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day -- an amount that could be exceeded with a single can of soda.
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Flu Winds Down As FDA Aims For Better Vaccine Next Winter
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said last week, even as the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next fall and winter.
Thursday, March 12, 2015


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