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Q: Please inform your readers about polymyalgia rheumatica. I thought I was experiencing arthritis, until my doctor informed me otherwise. A: Polymyalgia rheumatica is a common disorder that … more
The rapidly expanding use of electronic cigarettes and other "vaping" devices, among adults, but particularly within the teenager and young adult group, is an alarming reminder of the powerfully … more
One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study who were given genetically … more
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital recently welcomed Melinda Connors, M.S., PA-C at Brattleboro Internal Medicine (BIM)."Melinda is a highly experienced physician assistant who will add great skill and … more
Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don't outweigh the … more
The number of mothers breastfeeding their newborn babies has risen steadily in the United States since the turn of the 21st century, an encouraging sign that today's mothers truly understand the … more
Q: I'm 55 years old and am going through menopause. My grandmother had osteoporosis and so does my mother, so I'm worried. My dad read that probiotics can help, which sounds a little nutty. What on … more
Q: It seems as if people, without fail, say they feel better when the sun is shining, yet the medical community seems to tell people to stay away from the sun. The sun is shining as I ask: Is there … more
The Brattleboro Retreat announced that Tom Huebner, recently retired President of Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC) and Rutland Regional Health Services (the hospital's parent corporation), has … more
People have always weighed the benefits and risks of joint replacement surgery before deciding whether to undergo the procedure. Will the pain associated with surgery and recovery outweigh the pain … more
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