Health & Fitness


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Goss event brings joy to Vermont girl's life

With the help of RAM Trucks, Earl’s Cyclery and Fitness, the University Mall of South Burlington and the public, a South Burlington car dealer was able make a little girl’s dream come true last weekend.

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MUHS plans Annual Wellness Day & Fair

Middlebury Union High School Wellness Day 2014 will feature Rob Rivest and dozens of community vendors. The event is the school's fourth Wellness Day and will be held April 9.

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Vermont citizen group calls for repeal of Act 48

The organization Vermonters for Health Care Freedom is calling on the state legislature to repeal Act 48. "Serious consideration of contingency or health care plans alternative plans cannot be considered until Act 48 is repealed," the group noted in a news announcement March 27.

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Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Vergennes

residents living in and around the Vergennes community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. St Peters Parish Hall will host Life Line Screening on April 9. The site is located at 85 S Maple St. in Vergennes.

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Vermont uninsured may have to pay Obama Care penalty this year

Vermont Health Connect

For most people, the Affordable Care Act—aka Obama Care—has no effect on the 2013 income tax return they are filing in 2014. However, some people may need to make important decisions by the March 31 deadline for open enrollment.

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Morris heading up RAVNAH-RRMC care

Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice and Rutland Regional Medical Center officials named Juanita Morris, MSN, APRN-BC as director of palliative and hospice services.

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Welch, Sorell protest FDA zohydro approval

New addictive painkiller

Northern New England’s House Delegation, including Vermont U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D), sent a letter to the FDA March 11 voicing concern about its approval of Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller which is ten times more potent than vicodin.

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State House honors Rutland nurses

A long overdue honor for work “above and beyond” was made by state legislators to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH). The ageny was recognized for it significant health care role.

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Business group says Vermont rushing ahead with unworkable Health Exchange

Fixing the technical problems that plague Green Mountain Care will simply make it easier for Vermonters to enroll in a system that may cost them more, creates uncertainty and potential for job losses, said the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) March 5.

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Killington—beyond the snow

Killington, Vt., is the quintessential Ski Town, U.S.A.

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From the Editor: A brave new world of medicine

A recent report about robotic surgery in AARP Magazine sheds new light on a revolutionary technology which first emerged during the late 1990s. What isn’t too well known is that Vermont’s Fletcher Allen is one of the leading centers employing the amazing new technology.

Vermont will receive $82,126 as part of a national settlement

Vermont will receive $82,126 as part of a national settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals entered into by other states and the federal government, to resolve civil allegations that Endo illegally promoted the drug lidoderm for conditions not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Vt. Health Department hosts pediatric training courses for EMS providers

Critically ill pediatric patients are not just “little adults,” according to Bill Mapes, a paramedic who teaches a statewide course funded by the Vermont Department of Health’s EMS for Children program. Children need highly specialized care that requires additional training and equipment to stabilize patients and save lives.

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Three Addison County deaths confirmed to be overdoses from pure Fentanyl

Heroin O.D. cases were fentanyl opioid instead

Vermont health and public safety officials are warning heroin users that product sold as heroin and packaged in the same manner as heroin may instead contain pure fentanyl or fentanyl-laced heroin.

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New cycling event is Vermont’s first Gran Fondo-style ride

The Vermont Gran Fondo is the Green Mountain state’s first stand-alone fondo-style cycling event. The inaugural ride will be held on Saturday, June 14, with the start and finish at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl located in Hancock, Vermont.