Colon cancer screening saves lives


March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, so this is a great opportunity to talk to your physician about colon cancer screening. I would like to share some information about colon cancer and what you need to know to decrease … Continued

Put your best fork forward


March is National Nutrition Month and Springfield Medical Care Systems encourages everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” by making small, healthy shifts in food choices – whether cooking at home or dining out. Choosing a variety of healthy foods … Continued

HCRS celebrates 50 years of serving the community

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), Vermont’s second-largest community mental-health agency, is pleased to announce their 50 anniversary this year. The non-profit agency is planning a variety of fun activities and community events as part of this … Continued

 Pediatric Nurse Team is named Employee of the Month


WINDSOR, Vt. – For many years, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has honored individual employees for outstanding performance with its Employee of the Month award. But guidelines for the award have always allowed for a team nomination as … Continued

Jump Rope & Hoops for Heart event a success!

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt.—On March 16, 2017 students at Saxtons River Elementary School jumped all over heart disease by participating in Jump Rope & Hoops for Heart. Our 98 students raised $2,918.17 for the American Heart Association, which funds research, programs … Continued

Sign-up for 3SquaresVT at CAFC

  CHESTER, Vt. – Are you or someone you know eligible for 3Square VT? Armone Persing of the Vermont Foodbank will be at Chester-Andover Family Center Food Shelf on Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to … Continued

Volunteering has many benefits


REGION – As of 2016, Vermont stood at number eight in rank for top volunteering states in the US. Volunteering has been linked to lowered stress level, feeling healthier and an improved mood according to a national survey commissioned by … Continued

Tai chi in southern Vermont

tai chi

REGION – Radiating warmth, Djemila Cavanaugh said, “My first tai chi class focused on the middle of the foot and how to be centered. I thought, ‘This is what I need.’” Despite need, Cavanaugh dropped out of class. Tai chi … Continued

Local residents meet with Sen. Sanders and Sen. Leahy

  BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Representatives from Windham County’s community coalitions traveled to Washington, D.C. in early February to collaborate with 3,000 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the country for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) … Continued

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