Health & Fitness


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Guest Viewpoint: Ebola preparedness in Vermont

Ebola is a deadly and dreaded disease that is ravaging West Africa, a part of the world that has far too little in the way of modern health care and public health infrastructure.

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Nation’s largest blood drive to become longest

Rutland’s Gift of Life Marathon

The largest blood drives of its kind in America, Rutland’s record-breaking Gift-of-Life Marathon, is about to become the longest.

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Health center opens in Middlebury

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest member, Riverside Natural Health Center located at 5 Park St., in the Star Mill, in Middlebury.

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CDC confirms first case of D68 virus in a Vermont child

The Vermont Department of Health today received the first confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention that enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is circulating in the state.

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AFT Vermont union supports universal healthcare, endorses candidates

At its biennial convention on Saturday, AFT Vermont delegates endorsed a slate of candidates for the upcoming Vermont elections and unanimously voted to adopt a resolution in support of Green Mountain Care. They also elected the union's leadership for the next two years.

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New Living Green Fair welcomes all ages Sept. 27

The free Living Green Fair will be held at the LEED-certified UVM Davis Center on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Rutland-area ostomy nurses form community group

The Vermont Ostomy Group has been formed and is facilitated by fellow ostomates with the support of certified Wound Ostomy and Continence nurses for the purpose of providing support, education and information for the person with a bowel and bladder diversion.

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Milne reacts to Vermont health-care exchange shutdown

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne reacted to the news Tuesday that Democrat Gov. Peter Shumlin has made the decision to take the Vermont Health Connect website offline for weeks to make further repairs.

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Addison County gears up for Tour de Farms cycle event

Delicious food, delightful bicycling, and spectacular scenery are in store for all who participate in the 7th Annual Tour de Farms! Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21 in Shoreham.

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Making Strides Cancer Walk set

Rutland County businesses and residents are needed to help change the course of breast cancer forever.

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Family-to-family ed program in Rutland

NAMI Vermont will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for family members, partners and significant others of individuals with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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August is Immunization Awareness Month in Vermont

To celebrate the importance of immunizations for a healthy start and throughout our lives, and to make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need, the Vermont Department of Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. The week of Aug. 3-9 will focus specifically on babies from birth through age 2.

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Stroke, osteo screenings coming to Vergennes

Residents living in and around the Vergennes, Vermont community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Victory Baptist Church will host Life Line Screening on July 16. The site is located at 862 U.S. Route 7 in Vergennes.

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Look before you leap: Know water conditions before you swim in Vermont

Vermont offers endless naturally beautiful and pristine settings to take a plunge into a cool lake, relax below a waterfall on a quiet stretch of river, or splish-splash in a pond. Swimming is healthy summertime fun for all ages, but it’s important to know water conditions before you go.

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Monkton tractor pull raises funds to help fight ALS

Since tractor pulling is a lot more exciting than watching corn grow, it might explain its rising popularity among rural folks. Pull events are a great place for friendly competition, socializing, and lots of bragging rights.