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UN: Ebola Still Global Emergency Despite Big Drop In Cases
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says the year-long Ebola outbreak in West Africa still qualifies as an international emergency even though the number of cases has plummeted.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Free program addresses the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association is presenting a workshop on the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease on Tuesday, April 21, from 2-3 p.m. at Granite State Independent Living, 76 Main Street, Littleton. The workshop is free and open to public.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Study: Short People's Genes May Confer Higher Heart Risks
Short people have more risk for heart disease, and now researchers may know why: Genes that govern height also seem to affect cholesterol, especially in men.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Health Watch: Counting Your Moles For Melanoma
April is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Patients' Medical Records Under Threat From Data Breaches
CHICAGO (AP) -- Your private medical information is under threat. That's according to a study that found almost 30 million health records nationwide were involved in criminal theft, malicious hacking or other data breaches over four years. The incidents seem to be increasing.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Senior Center To Host Kingdom Wellness Expo
Try something new and give yourself a "spring tune-up" at the Kingdom Wellness Expo.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Qigong Retreat at KarmĂȘ Chöling
Dozens of health-minded folk are heading to the beautiful Vermont countryside seeking greater physical well-being and mental clarity.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Your Brain's Aging And A New Report Urges Ways To Stay Sharp
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Those lost car keys that were an annoyance in your 30s can spark major anxiety in your 60s. Turns out it's pretty normal: The brain ages just like the rest of your body, says a new report that urges Americans to take steps to keep sharp in their senior years.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

NVRH Celebrates Its Volunteers
April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week. Elsie Lawrence, information desk volunteer, returned from Florida with a dozen prayer shawls knit over the winter. The purpose of the hospital's Auxiliary, of which all volunteers are members, is to support the hospital and its mission. Last year, in support of NVRH, the Auxiliary gave back to the hospital $31,753 in new equipment for 15 departments. These purchases ranged from new conference room scheduling monitors in the business center and lobby to medical equipment for the lab.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
In recognition that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital recognizes the work of Dr. Karyn Patno, a long-time pediatrician at NVRH's St. Johnsbury Pediatrics and a board certified Child Abuse Pediatrician through the American Board of Pediatrics.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Crick & Crack: Text Neck
According to the Pew Research Center, as of January 2014, 90% of Americans have a cell phone. 58% of Americans have a smart-phone. 32% of adult Americans own an e-reader, and 42% of Americans own a tablet computer. This means that most of us spend way too many hours each day with our heads flexed in a forward position looking down at our devises. Spending hours every day with your head bent forward can have some serious and negative consequences, and is now commonly called "text neck."
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dear Marci: A Medicare Advice Column
Dear Marci,
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Health Watch: Cutting Back On Sugar - Too Sweet
On the table beside your plate is a measuring cup, three-quarter filled with sugar. You wouldn't eat all that, would you?
Thursday, April 9, 2015

North Country Hospital Offering Diabetes Management Workshop
North Country Hospital is offering a free Diabetes Self-management Workshop series beginning Thursday, April 23,
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Study: Brain Scans May Identify Concussion-related Disease
NEW YORK (AP) -- A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an illness now diagnosed only after death, a small study suggests.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Get Best Marks In Diet Review
CHICAGO (AP) -- Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Red Cross volunteers recognized during National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week is April 12-18 and the American Red Cross, New Hampshire Blood Services is honoring its volunteers who give their time to help people in need.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pediatric practice joins North Country Hospital Medical Group
On April 1, long-standing Newport Pediatrics, a private practice, owned and operated by Dr. Thomas A.E. Moseley, became part of the North Country Hospital Medical Group.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Health Department Reminds Vermonters: Know What You Are Drinking -- April is Alcohol Awareness Month
BURLINGTON -- Written on a giant blackboard in bold colored chalk in the Mule Bar is a list of the available beers and their different alcohol contents. The Health Department applauds this type of disclosure, which the bar considers to be an important way to educate patrons about the amount of alcohol they are consuming and why some of the more potent beers are served in a smaller glass.
Friday, April 3, 2015

An Apple A Day May Not Keep The Doctor Away, Study Says
CHICAGO (AP) -- An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.
Thursday, April 2, 2015

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