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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, May 21, 2015

Better Bones welcomes Bone Builders instructor
Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom, A National Osteoporosis Foundation education and support group, is pleased to welcome Bone Builder's instructor Monica Heath as their guest speaker on Saturday, June 6, at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Community National Bank in Derby.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dear Marci: A Medicare Advice Column
Dear Marci,
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Aging In Place By Scott Funk: Courtesy Is Contagious
After moving from Chittenden County to Central Vermont, it took awhile for the courtesy of the drivers to affect me. Yes, it was nice having someone stop and allow me to make a left hand turn. It was also a pleasant surprise when I was allowed to emerge from a parking place into traffic. But it took awhile to change how I drove.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

North Country Hospital Partners In Breast Cancer Screening
North Country Hospital announced that it is again a recipient of grant funds from the Vermont / New Hampshire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Doctor Group Seeks To Clear Confusion In Cancer Screening
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What's the best colon check?
Thursday, May 21, 2015

LRH Auxiliary Garden Of Memories 2015
LITTLETON, N.H. -- Littleton Hospital Auxiliary sponsors the Garden of Memories event on Thursday, May 28.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

German Measles Officially Eliminated In North, South America
NEW YORK (AP) -- German measles is officially gone from North and South America, the first region to rid itself of the disease, health officials announced Wednesday.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Learn Cues To Better Communicate With A Person with Dementia
NEWPORT -- In the privacy of a hospital conference room, dementia caregivers find a safe haven to share their frustrations, learn how to better communicate with someone living with a progressive brain disorder, and even to laugh.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Celebrating Older Americans Month
Commissioner Susan Wehry, MD, of the Department of Aging and Independent Living, left, and Area Agency on Aging for Northeastern Vermont Executive Director Lisa Viles joined forces to kick off Older Americans Month Friday, May 1, at Cornucopia in Newport. This year's theme is "Getting Into the Act" as the federal legislation marks its 50th anniversary. On the agenda for May is promoting healthy aging, increasing community involvement for older Vermonters, and tackling important issues such as the prevention of elder abuse.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dear Marci: A Medicare Advice Column
Dear Marci,
Thursday, May 7, 2015

2015 VT State Recognition Day For TOPS
The 2015 VT State Recognition Day for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club, Inc. was held on April 24 and 25 at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. The guest speaker this year was Judith Pettit, TOPS Regional Coordinator. TOPS is a weight loss guide for healthy living and support group that is open to men, women and children of all ages.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Annual Poster Contest Kick-Off To National Nurses Week At LRH
LITTLETON, N.H. -- Part of the National Nurses Week, May 6-12, celebration at Littleton Regional Healthcare includes a "Nursing" poster contest that students grades K -- 6 from Whitefield Elementary, Bath Village, Lakeway Elementary, Lafayette Elementary, and Lisbon Regional schools have participated in.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Not Just Backtalk By Crick & Crack: Heat or ice?
This week's question is about when to use heat and when to use ice for a problem or injury. This may be one of the most frequently asked questions we hear in our office. In addition, many times patients report having tried neither for fear they will do the wrong thing, which unfortunately delays the use of a modality which may be very helpful.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Free Hearing Screening And Educational Workshop
Littleton Regional Healthcare will host a free hearing screening and educational workshop on hearing loss and the latest hearing aid technology on Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Peacham Library To Host Health Talk On Autism
Health Talks continue at Peacham Library on May 12 at 7 p.m. with a panel discussion on Autism.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Free Classes At Norris Cotton Cancer Center North
ST. JOHNSBURY -- Two classes will be offered on Tuesday, May 12, in the library of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in St. Johnsbury.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Medical Equipment Available From Knights Of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus Saint Elizabeth Council #13574 has a wheelchair, two walkers, two walkers with baskets and seats and one cane available free for anyone who may need them. Please contact Grand Knight Jacob King at 802-535-4413.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

3 Boys Saved By Customized Airway Tube Made On 3-D Printer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe -- and the implants even expanded as the tots grew.
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Health Watch: Salt - Does It Make Kids Fatter?
The smell of popcorn is overwhelming as you walk into the theater. You can't resist. It comes in a huge tub, big enough for many reaching hands. And it's buttery and salty. After you down a few handfuls, you are thirsty, but don't worry: soft drinks are super-sized.
Thursday, May 7, 2015


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