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Sometimes, a doctor can give medical advice that fits everyone, things like stop smoking, get regular exercise, and eat a healthy diet. Other times, a medical issue can't be decided with a one-size-fits-all approach. Prostate cancer screening … more
Silence is the leading cause of a seriously overlooked health crisis in America — men are living sicker and dying younger than women at a rising rate. A century ago, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Today, men, on average, … more
Q: I have heard that turmeric supplements work quite well in an anti-inflammatory capacity, with less risk than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. What are your thoughts on turmeric as an anti-inflammatory supplement? A: The turmeric powder found … more
New England states are experiencing a high prevalence of Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. In 2015, Vermont experienced the highest incidence of Lyme disease per population (CDC, 2015 and 2016). This year, the anticipated rate of tick … more
Diana Nyad — the endurance athlete who, at age 64, swam from Cuba to Florida — has another big dream. It doesn't involve water, poisonous jellyfish or an exhausting 111-mile journey that took her 53 hours. Instead, it involves millions of feet, which Nyad wants to see stride across every state in America. more
Q: A friend suggested I try MSM crystals for arthritis. What are they, and do they work? If they do, where can I find them?A: Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur-containing compound naturally found in plants such as Brussels sprouts, … more
We waited so long for summer, and now it's time to get outside and go biking, hiking, get work done on the house or garden, or spend time on the beach. Maybe you earn your living working outdoors. Did you pack the sunscreen?"Only mad dogs and … more
BRATTLEBORO — On June 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice will host a community screening of the documentary "Being Mortal". After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to take … more
BRATTLEBORO — Lead Safe & Healthy Homes is offering federal lead paint safety courses for contractors, landlords, and others interested in using lead-safe renovation techniques. The federal Renovation, Repair and Painting Certification … more
WEST TOWNSHEND — Learn how to prepare nutritious and delicious meals using fresh local ingredients, even if your finances are limited.Grace Cottage Community Wellness Programs and the West River Community Project have teamed up to present a … more
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