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Lyme disease is often in the news these days, so by now, most people know at least the basics about how it is contracted, what to do if you get a tick bite, and how to avoid it. What about the other common tick-borne disease — anaplasmosis? The black-legged tick, also called the deer tick, c…

BENNINGTON — The news was good for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center from Montpelier this week — preliminary approval of the hospital’s request for a 6.35 percent increase in its budget for the upcoming year over 2002.

For some, retirement is a time of newfound freedom and well-earned fun. For others, it can be a time of isolation and decline. While we often think about how we will support ourselves financially throughout our golden years, which is certainly important, we seldom discuss the other things we…

BURLINGTON — State health officials announced Tuesday that Vermonters will be able to receive the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine booster shots starting Wednesday. The updated boosters are designed to be a match for the BA.5 omicron variant currently affecting most people.

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On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized ‘bivalent’ formulations of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for COVID-19 as boosters. The new boosters are expected to provide increased protection against the omicron variant circulating now and are recommended for everyone who …

POWNAL — The state Department of Environmental Conservation, which regulates the water systems in Vermont, confirmed Wednesday that water has been restored to almost all of the 56 homes at the Pownal Estates Mobile Home Park, and if all goes well, a boil water notice will be lifted there as …

BENNINGTON — Medical Matters Weekly hosts Matilde Castiel, a nationally recognized leader in population health and health equity programs in Worcester, Mass., on its Wednesday program. The show airs live on Facebook at noon.

BENNINGTON — Although struggling with staffing shortages and difficulty filling medical positions — like most hospitals across the country — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has hired a medical director of critical care, a new post to oversee and run the intensive care unit.

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PLEASE NOTE: Starting Monday, the center will be conducing walk-in only COVID testing at the site from 8 a.m. to noon; vaccinations and booste…

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