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Wednesday November 28, 2012

With Woman Wellness Midwifery opens full gynecological office

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- With Woman Wellness Midwifery, PLLC, in Cambridge, N.Y. announces the opening of its new full scope GYN office at 57 W. Main Street, Cambridge, N.Y. The office offers well-woman gynecology for women of all ages, hormone evaluations and balancing with saliva testing and breast and whole body thermography with certified technicians. The office also offers a laboratory drawing station for Genpath Diagnostics Women’s Health Laboratory.

A sister office, Northeast Center for Balanced Living is housed within the confines of this office and addresses the problem of obesity and obesity related diseases utilizing the Ideal Protein Program for both men and women, using food as medicine.

Joanne Peters Steele, CNM, PHD is the health care provider at With Woman Wellness Midwifery, PLLC.

Steele was the first midwife at the former Mary McClellan Hospital, and has more than 24 years experience in the care of women. She is a Certified Nurse Midwife and holds a PhD in the field of Natural Health. Steele has been working with hormone balancing for women of all ages for the last 8 years and is currently a certified thermographer.

For more information regarding the office, visit virtually at or call 518-252-1032.

Healthcare Forum hosts panel of SVMC professionals at SVC

BENNINGTON -- On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Healthcare Forum Series at Southern Vermont College (SVC) will host a panel of experienced professionals from Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC). The Forum will take place in the Everett Mansion Theatre from 5:30 to 6:30 p. m., and the public is invited to attend.

The panel members, who will be speaking about their specialty field and professional goals, include: John Gottung, Respiratory Therapist; Deb Dearstyne, a registered nurse from Surgical Services; Gretchen Johnson, a registered nurse from Intensive Care Unit; and Courtney Volski, a registered nurse from the Emergency and Trauma Unit. Each professional will speak about their specialty practice and the career path they have taken to reach their goals.

This fourth forum of the Healthcare Series is designed to promote conversation and discussion about healthcare professions, speciality roles and healthcare topics and is sponsored by SVC’s Division of Nursing. For more information, call 802-447-4661 or e-mail For general information on SVC’s Division of Nursing, visit

Therapeutic yoga workshop at Tasha Yoga

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Tasha Yoga will present a Therapeutic Yoga Workshop with a yoga anatomy expert, Ellen Saltonstall, Friday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 9. Sessions will be devoted to different areas of the body, teaching yoga poses and other methods to address a variety of physical conditions.

Sessions will alternate between lecture/discussion and asana practice as well as Kinetic Awareness. Kinetic Awareness is a bodywork method, using rubber balls of various sizes to massage the body, and is a marvelous adjunct to yoga practice.

The work helps to release chronic physical and emotional tension, rehabilitate after injuries, increase range of motion, and enhance breathing and general well-being.

This workshop is for yoga teachers and body work therapists, as well as students who would like to address specific complaints.

Participants can register for individual sessions of the full workshop. Workshop pricing is as follows: $15/credit hour in advance; $20/credit hour at the door. Full Workshop in advance $165 (Save $15).

To register, visit or mail check to 76 Grandview Drive, Williamstown, MA 01267.

Visit for the class schedule, and for information about teachers at the studio.

Investment: $15/credit hour in advance; $20/credit hour at the door. Full Workshop in advance by Dec. 1, $165 (Save $15).

Volunteer medical transportation program

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Informational meetings will be held to apprise the public of a new volunteer medical transportation program in the Cambridge, New York area.

CMT (Cambridge Medical Transportation) is sponsored by RSVP (Retired Senior and Volunteer Program) a program of Tri-County United Way, and the First Baptist Church of Cambridge. This service is funded in part by the Mary McClellan Foundation.

The purpose of the informational meetings is to let the public know about the service being provided, which is free medical transportation. Additionally, those who might be interested in volunteering to drive for the program are encouraged to attend.

Informational meetings will be held on Dec. 3, 2012, at The Cambridge Senior Center at 11 a.m., and The Legion Hall at 1 p.m. On Dec. 7, 2012, at 10 a.m., a program kickoff and ribbon cutting will take place at The First Baptist Church of Cambridge, and an additional meeting will be held at The White Stone Church at 1 p.m.


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