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NVRH Hosts Annual Remembrance Service
As we change seasons, leaving behind the warm, busy days of summer and head into fall -- a season with a slower pace and time for reflection -- we will gather at the Remembrance Bench to honor the babies and children of our communities who did not survive. On the first Monday of each October, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital holds a service at the Remembrance Bench in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. This year the service will be on Monday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

National Physical Therapy Month
October is National Physical Therapy Month. During October, complimentary exercise bands with a sheet of instructions will be offered to patients at Dan Wyand Physical Therapy & Associates in both the St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville offices. Exercise bands are a great way to get a fast, effective workout in the convenience of your own home.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Not Just Back Talk By Crick and Crack: Cluster Headache
This week's article is the third of four on headaches.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

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.
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Littleton Regional Healthcare Team Promotes the Need for Advance Directives
LITTLETON, N.H. -- Littleton Regional Healthcare announced the formation of an Advance Directives Task Force. The Interdisciplinary team members have come together to brainstorm ways to increase the number of community members that have Advance Directives in place that describe their wishes regarding health care. Advance Directives provide instruction for caregivers when the person is not able to speak for themselves. The documents can describe personal wishes, as well as name a person authorized to make health care decisions on behalf of the individual if they are unable to do so.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and North Country Hospital is taking this opportunity to help raise awareness about the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NEK Palliative Care Holding Educational Event Oct. 9
NEWPORT -- The Northeast Kingdom Palliative Care Initiative is holding a seminar focusing on Life-limiting Illness: How to Start the Conversation. The seminar will be held on Friday, Oct. 9, at the Eastside Restaurant.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Upcoming Blood Drives
During Liver Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood and platelets to support liver transplant patients and others needing blood products.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Vermont Takes A Stand To Prevent Older Adult Falls
BURLINGTON -- The Vermont Department of Health and the Vermont Falls Free Coalition joined forces with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls FreeĀ® Coalition to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 23 -- the first day of Fall.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Workshop: Are you feeling stretched as a caregiver?
NEWPORT ā?? It is no secret: Caring for an older adult can take a steep emotional and physical toll. Disrupted relationships, increased health problems, and even depression are often the results of stress associated with caregiving.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Health Watch: Do I Dare To Eat An Egg?
Three decades ago, my uncle was eating a poached egg on toast every morning for breakfast. He was healthy and had a very good cholesterol profile.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Dr. Timothy Tanner speaking at childbirth education class
Dr. Timothy Tanner, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics physician at Danville Health Center, will be speaking to the Childbirth Education class on Wednesday evening, Oct. 7, from 6-8 p.m. in Room 126 of the hospital's Business and Conference Center.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Study: Diagnosis Wrong Too Often, Urgent Improvement Needed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new report that calls for urgent changes across health care.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Littleton Resident Raises Awareness For Alzheimer's
LITTLETON, N.H. -- Littleton resident Ellen Skonberg's drive to raise awareness for Alzheimer's knows no bounds, that is why she will make the 100 mile drive to Manchester for the Central New Hampshire Walk to End Alzheimer'sĀ© on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Arms Park.
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Study Suggests Getting Blood Pressure Even Lower Saves Lives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more aggressively treat patients over 50.
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Health Watch: Diabetic Eye Problems - Detect Them Early
My neighbor noted that her vision was blurry from time to time and thought she needed new eyeglasses prescription. A visit to her eye doctor led eventually to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes...and diabetic eye disease.
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Not Just Backtalk By Crick & Crack: Migraine Headache
This week's article is the second of four on headaches, and will be an overview of migraine headaches. This is a topic that could fill many articles, so I hope this summary will serve to familiarize all of you with the basics.
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Newport Wellness Center hosting program to gain better balance
The Vermont American Physical Therapy Association wants to help you reduce your risk of falling. Are you worried about falling? Attend a free event that will offer an informational session and an optional brief balance screening by a licensed Physical Therapist. After the screening, people will receive recommendations that can help reduce risks of falling, based on individual results.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

More Precise Medical Codes Aim To Track Quality Of Care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If things are a bit tense in your doctor's office come Oct. 1, some behind-the-scenes red tape could be to blame.
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Home Canning & Botulism
One of the biggest risks in home canning is botulism*. Not following directions precisely can be fatal, as was the case in Ohio this past April. The case involved 29 people who ate potato salad made with home-canned potatoes at a church potluck. Of the 29, 1 died of respiratory failure shortly after arriving at the emergency department.
Thursday, September 10, 2015

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