Health Care

Brian Stoudnour carries his son Griffin, 7, up the hill in front of their Fairlee, Vt. home after a sled run as Ronan Stoudnour, 3, walks up at right Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Griffin has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, regarded as the most severe and most common form of the progressive degenerative disease. Brian Stoudnour hiked to the Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal last October as part of the Hope for Gus Foundation's Everest to End Duchenne campaign and raised over $6,000 to go directly to research of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Fairlee Man Treks to Mount Everest To Call Attention to Son’s Disease

Monday, February 8, 2016

Fairlee — After school one rainy day last week, 7-year-old Griffin Stoudnour splashed in fresh puddles with younger brother Ronan. Inside the family home, after changing into dry clothes — best of all a new T-shirt featuring Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters — and playing with the two kittens who’d joined the family at Christmas, Griffin found his mother …

Agency Upgrades D-H Accreditation

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lebanon — An accreditation agency that monitors the quality of hospital residency programs for training doctors just out of medical school has upgraded the status of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, which sponsors 47 such programs, and of the hospital’s training program in surgery. The actions by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education upgraded the ratings of the hospital and its third largest …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Local Hospitals Release Community Health Needs Assessment Access to mental health care and affordable health insurance, prescription drugs prices, heroin and the misuse of pain medications are among the Upper Valley ’s most pressing health concerns, according to a report by local hospitals. The 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment is based on focus …

Effort to Ease Shortage Of Physicians Faces Long Delays, Criticism

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Jefferson City, Mo. — A new Missouri law offered a first-of-its-kind solution to the physician shortage plaguing thousands of U.S. communities: Medical school graduates could start treating patients immediately, without wading through years of traditional residency programs. Following Missouri’s lead, similar measures were enacted in Arkansas and Kansas …

At the Hospitals: Dec. 6, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Tuberculosis Vaccine Trial Receives $1.4 Million Hanover — A collaborative that includes Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine has received $1.4 million from the Tokyo-based Global Health Innovative Technology Fund to conduct a joint randomized clinical trial in Tanzania …

Support Group Aims to Help Parents in Recovery

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Norwich — A free support group for parents in treatment or recovery for substance abuse will start tomorrow at The Family Place in Norwich. Parents Together, an 18-week program, aims to support parents in their recovery while building their confidence and skill in parenting, organizers said in a …

To Your Good Health: Proper Paper Plan For Baby Boomers

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Dear Dr. Roach: I am the daughter of two elderly parents with various health concerns. My mother has a DNR. Is it true that if emergency services are called, they will not honor a DNR unless they see it? I’m told that it’s a good idea to post …

N.H. Seeks Input On Health Merger

Friday, December 4, 2015

The New Hampshire Insurance Department is accepting comments on a proposed merger between two health care giants, which would put 60 percent of commercial health insurance in the hands of a single firm. “Looking at the potential anti-competitive effects of the merger will be a crucial part of …

Health Case Heads to Highest Court

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office will make oral arguments on Wednesday in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in a case about health care price transparency that will set national precedent. The Supreme Court ultimately will decide whether the state of Vermont can force an insurance company to …

Sex in a Pornographic Age: Etna Author Arms Parents Against What A Child Will See, and Do

Monday, November 30, 2015

Before reading the book that she encouraged Etna resident Cindy Pierce to write, Vicki Hoefle thought she was well-versed in how young people struggle to navigate the hyper- and cyber-sexualized jungle of 21st-century culture. And while Hoefle digested …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 29, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Dartmouth Cardiologist Will Lead Medical Society Hanover — John R. Butterly, a cardiologist and a professor of medicine at Geisel School of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has been elected president of …

To Your Good Health: Health Professionals: Practice What You Preach

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Dear Dr. Roach: I retired from a large hospital after smoking was prohibited in the building. At that time, doctors still smoked in their lounge, and other employees — nurses, technicians, etc. — smoked on the adjacent strip-mall property or in their personal vehicles. I imagine that the …

Shiremont Celebrates Five Years

Sunday, November 29, 2015

West Lebanon — Global Campus Shiremont celebrated its fifth anniversary with a ceremony on Nov. 16 at Kilton Library. Shiremont is part of Global Campuses Foundation, which offers educational opportunities for adults with disabilities. The nonprofit has nine …