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Studies: Better Sleep May Be Important For Alzheimer's Risk
WASHINGTON (AP) -- To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Becoming A Dad? Expect To Gain 3 To 5 Pounds, Study Suggests
NEW YORK (AP) -- Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Health Watch: New Enterovirus Threat Emerges
A summer cold is never fun, and an alarmingly high number of children in the Midwest came down with severe cold and flu symptoms starting in mid-August of 2014.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Study: Early Clue To Why Some Children May Have Reading Woes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read -- and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Study Shows High-risk Areas For Lyme Disease Growing
NEW YORK (AP) -- The geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically, according to a new government study published Wednesday
Thursday, July 23, 2015

NVRH Hosts MedQuest Students
A group of 20 students in this year's MedQuest health careers exploration, along with four Assistant Directors (first and second year UVM Medical students) recently spent the day at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, as part of a week-long program in partnership with Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Not Berry Good: US Adults Still Skimp On Fruit And Veggies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Most U.S. adults still aren't eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Weeks Medical Center Schedules Presentations On Best Use Of Patient Portal
LANCASTER, N.H. -- Weeks Medical Center is offering a presentation to learn more about its online patient portal.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

NVRH Holds Annual Recognition Dinner
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital held its annual recognition dinner for employees on June 25, 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. His sense of humor, genuine gratitude to employees and funny and poignant stories made for a memorable evening.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Not Just Back Talk By Crick & Crack: 'Doc, My Hand Falls Asleep,' Part 1
(not just) Back Talk
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Is It Dementia?
ST. JOHNSBURY - Ever walk into a room and say "What did I come in here for?" or "Why is the milk in the cereal cupboard?" Chances are the follow-up question is: "Is this the start of Alzheimer's Disease?"
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Orleans Country Club Hosts 9th Annual 18 Holes For Hospice
The Orleans Country Club hosted the Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice's Annual 18 Holes for Hospice on June 20.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Report: Nearly 1 in 3 Young U.S. Adults Too Fat For Military
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The nation's obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military, with one in three young adults nationwide too fat to enlist, according to report issued Wednesday by a group of retired military leaders.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Egg Prices Blowing Up Because Of Avian Flu
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eggs are getting much more expensive -- by the dozen and otherwise.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Health Watch: Poison Plants - How To Keep Your Family Safe This Summer
Poisonous Plants: How to keep your family safe this summer
Thursday, July 16, 2015

New Study Banning Headers Only Part Of Stopping Concussions
AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dear Marci - Medicare Advice Column
Dear Marci,
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Could Insulin Pills Prevent Diabetes? Big Study Seeks Answer
CHICAGO (AP) -- For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Health Watch: Tourette's Syndrome - How To Treat?
If you have heard of Tourette's syndrome, you may associate with strange behavior such as shouting socially inappropriate words or making animal-like grunting sounds.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Report: Number Of US Heroin Users Rose 300,000 Over A Decade
NEW YORK (AP) -- The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report.
Thursday, July 9, 2015


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