Health & Fitness


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Study: Addison County second healthiest county in Vermont

Chittenden County no. 1, Rutland County no. 11

According to a new study conducted by by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Addison County is ranked right behind Chittenden County as the healthiest county in Vermont.

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Doctors come to Vermont to restore patient control over health care

Vermont Watchdog Report

As health care officials from Gov. Peter Shumlin’s administration fight a never-ending battle with overpriced insurance-based health systems, a quiet physician-patient revolution is under way to bypass health-care middlemen and pass the savings on to consumers.

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Porter Medical Center to host job fair

Porter Medical Center will sponsor a special career fair, Friday, Feb. 27, 1-5:30 p.m. The fair will be held at Porter’s Collins Building, Conference Room A.

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Middlebury physician joins Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children

The Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children announced the addition of Middlebury resident Dr. Breena Welch Holmes to its board at its recent meeting.

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Red Cross honors volunteers

Volunteers, organizers and host sites for the Gift-of-LIfe Marathon were feted last week as the American Red Cross held a recognition breakfast to celebrate December’s GOLM 12 Days of Giving, the longest blood drive in America.

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Charlotte Central School: Eight children test positive for TB

A total of 223 students at Charlotte Central School had TB skin tests Feb. 6, and were evaluated by Vermont Health Department nurses Feb. 9. Of those, eight children had positive results.

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Why we’re addicted to falling in love

“Romantic love” is the phrase humans use to describe feelings and emotions associated with a person to whom one feels both attracted to and passionate about.

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Local nursing students feted

Recently nearly 100 Castleton nursing students participated in the inaugural Arnold P. Gold Foundation White Coat Ceremony.

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Chikungunya infections in Vermont

Seeking warmth this winter? The Vermont Department of Health is reminding all people traveling to the Caribbean, and Central and South America and parts of Mexico to take precautions against chikungunya, a virus spread through mosquito bites.

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CVAA keeping Vermont’s seniors from falling

Falling, especially in winter, is nothing to laugh about; I speak from personal experience. My fiesty, independent-minded 97-year-old mother fell on her fragile shoulder last week while shoveling snow at her home

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Vermont ranked no. 2 healthiest state after Hawaii

For the second year in a row, Vermont was ranked as the second healthiest state after Hawaii in the America’s Health Rankings 2014 report released today by the United Health Foundation.

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Influenza Vaccination Week in Vermont from Dec. 7-13

The flu is spreading in Vermont, but it’s not too late to get your flu vaccine

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New identities mark new era in regional health care

New names for the four-hospital affiliation known as Fletcher Allen Partners, and its individual members, were made official last month in recognition that the partnership has become one organization focused on delivering academic medicine to the people of Vermont and northern New York more efficiently and as close to home as possible.

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Campaign for Vermont launches petition to end Gruber health-care contract

On Sunday’s Face the Nation, the venerable CBS newsman Bob Scheiffer revealed he was “dumbstruck when (he) heard the comments that are surfacing from an economist named Jonathan Gruber, who was paid $400,000 to help shape the President's health care plan.”