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Health Take-Away: New technologies quell age-old fears of dentistry

It's one the most common human fears and phobias of all, particularly for those of us beyond our 20s, as we remember the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of going to the dentist in our childhood. The big needle. The high-pitched whirr and …

Ask the Doctors: Studies needed to assess vitamin K, bone health

Q: My 83-year-old mother has advanced osteoporosis. She and I recently read several articles touting the benefits of vitamin K2. Does it help strengthen bones? If so, what is the recommended daily dose? Are there side effects? A: Vitamin K is …

Keep your kids healthy as they head back to school

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Melissa Prouty pores over patient charts at her Bennington office, and clearly has a lot on her mind these days. Her thoughts are not just on her work as a family nurse practitioner, but also as a mother who is starting to …

Berkshires and Southern Vermont Pancake Trail: Grab a fork and bring your appetite

To find some of the best pancakes served up by sugarhouses in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont (and a few just over the borders) we turned to Facebook to solicit advice from our readers, who were …
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