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health http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/123/all en Health & Well-Being: Get out and enjoy the cold http://addisonindependent.com/201502health-and-well-being <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <div class="issuuembed" data-configid="1264002/11236812" style="width:525px; height:326px;"> &nbsp;</div> <script type="text/javascript" src="//e.issuu.com/embed.js" async="true"></script><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28344">full story</a></h4> Special Section health well being winter 2015 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:07:02 +0000 Anna Harrington 28344 at http://addisonindependent.com Health Matters: Teen substance abuse and addiction http://addisonindependent.com/201410health-matters-teen-substance-abuse-and-addiction <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> By Dr. Jack Mayer </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">We have evolved over millions of years to deal with brief, sometimes intense, episodes of stress and trauma. Think of cavemen fighting off saber-toothed tigers. Under stress our bodies release substances, like adrenaline and cortisol, to help our nervous system respond to life threatening stresses &mdash; Fright/Flight/Fight/Freeze.</em></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26243">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410health-matters-teen-substance-abuse-and-addiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County addiction health Substance abuse teenagers Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:10:13 +0000 Zach Despart 26243 at http://addisonindependent.com Healthy menu nets national kudos for Ferrisburgh school http://addisonindependent.com/201409healthy-menu-nets-national-kudos-ferrisburgh-school <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25682" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201409healthy-menu-nets-national-kudos-ferrisburgh-school"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/FCS0295.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FCS0295.jpg" title="FCS0295.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FERRISBURGH CENTRAL SCHOOL Food Service Manager Patty Barnes, left, and School Nurse Annie Cohn have led an effort at the school that resulted in a Bronze Award from the Healthier U.S. School Challenge. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">FERRISBURGH &mdash; One day earlier this month, the pungent smell of basil filled the Ferrisburgh Central School&rsquo;s front hallway.</span></p> <p> On other days, students carried into the building baskets of onions, potatoes, or any of a number of other vegetables from the school&rsquo;s garden, almost all of which are offered to and then eaten by the same kids who have helped plant and pick them.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25683">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409healthy-menu-nets-national-kudos-ferrisburgh-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh Featured Ferrisburgh Central School health Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:04:08 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 25683 at http://addisonindependent.com Dragonheart breast cancer survivors paddle for health of body and spirit http://addisonindependent.com/201310dragonheart-breast-cancer-survivors-paddle-health-body-and-spirit <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-19818" style="width: 98px;"><a href="/201310dragonheart-breast-cancer-survivors-paddle-health-body-and-spirit"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Dragonheart_4510.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Dragonheart_4510.JPG" title="Dragonheart_4510.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="98" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MEMBERS OF THE Dragonheart Vermont team, including Monkton resident Eugenie Doyle (upper right), celebrate their victory in the breast cancer survivor division at the U.S. Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew National Championships in New Jersey on Sept. 15. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Mary Ann Castimore of Waltham remembers the finish line in Hong Kong. In a stunning upset, the United States Dragon Boat team she was a part of flew over the finish line ahead of the Australians &mdash; the world champions and favorites for the race &mdash; in the next lane.</p> <p> &ldquo;Our boats drifted after we crossed the finish line and everybody stopped,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;The whole Australian boat &mdash; all 22 heads just whipped and they stared at us like, &lsquo;Who are they? What&rsquo;s a Vermont?&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19819">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310dragonheart-breast-cancer-survivors-paddle-health-body-and-spirit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Waltham Featured health Monkton Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:04:39 +0000 Trent Campbell 19819 at http://addisonindependent.com Eating a common sense diet can ward off illness http://addisonindependent.com/201208eating-common-sense-diet-can-ward-illness <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; When we talk about cancer, we often speak of the genetic and environmental causes.</p> <p> But according to Nicole Rohrig, nutritionist at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, lifestyle has a role to play, too.</p> <p> While cancer treatment plans vary widely depending on the type and stage of the disease, Rohrig said there are certain habits that can help reduce cancer risks.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12964">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208eating-common-sense-diet-can-ward-illness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Diet health nitrates Porter Hospital vegetables Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:44:24 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12964 at http://addisonindependent.com ToDo hosts international conference http://addisonindependent.com/201208todo-hosts-international-conference <p> MONKTON &mdash; Eastern philosophy and spiritual healing may be foreign concepts to most, but they have been the central practice for many years at the ToDo Institute in Monkton.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12679">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208todo-hosts-international-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton health Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:59:55 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12679 at http://addisonindependent.com Cuts possible for Planned Parenthood http://addisonindependent.com/201207cuts-possible-planned-parenthood <p> MIDDLEBURY &ndash;&ndash;Planned Parenthood has drawn more attention on the national stage over the past few years, largely due to concerns about the organization&rsquo;s provision of abortion care.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12625">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207cuts-possible-planned-parenthood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured funding health Planned Parenthood Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:23:22 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12625 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury Center focused on primary care http://addisonindependent.com/201207middlebury-center-focused-primary-care <p> MIDDLEBURY &ndash;&ndash; Planned Parenthood is a national reproductive health care provider, which is divided into regional affiliates. The Middlebury Health Center is one of 10 sites that comprise Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE).</p> <p> Planned Parenthood provides a variety of reproductive health services to men and women, explained Jill Krowinski, director of Vermont public affairs for PPNNE.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12612">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207middlebury-center-focused-primary-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury funding health Planned Parenthood Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:56:27 +0000 Kaitlyn Kirkaldy 12612 at http://addisonindependent.com Free clinic sees surge in patients http://addisonindependent.com/201207free-clinic-sees-surge-patients <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12597" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207free-clinic-sees-surge-patients"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/opendoor3915.thumbnail.jpg" alt="opendoor3915.jpg" title="opendoor3915.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CAROL CAUSTON TALKS with a patient at the Open Door Clinic in Middlebury last Tuesday night. The clinic uses space in two of the trailers on the Porter Hospital campus. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Addison County&rsquo;s Open Door Clinic is bustling with a new staff, a faithful cadre of volunteers and a surging patient load brought on by a sluggish economy and rising health care costs that are increasingly putting insurance coverage outside the grasp of citizens and employers.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12588">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207free-clinic-sees-surge-patients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured health Open Door Clinic Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:27:26 +0000 John Flowers 12588 at http://addisonindependent.com Celebrated film on autism to be shown at Ilsley http://addisonindependent.com/201207celebrated-film-autism-be-shown-ilsley <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A little piece of Hollywood is coming to Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury.</p> <p> On July 26 at 6 p.m., Academy Award-nominated film producer Douglas Biklen will be appearing alongside the documentary film &ldquo;Wretches and Jabberers.&rdquo; The film follows two Vermonters living with autism as they travel to advocate for disability rights. This film is among others, including the Academy Award-nominated &ldquo;Autism is a World,&rdquo; that Biklen has produced on the topic of autism awareness.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12586">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207celebrated-film-autism-be-shown-ilsley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts events Featured health Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:16:50 +0000 Lauren Davidson 12586 at http://addisonindependent.com New dental center eyed for Bristol's downtown http://addisonindependent.com/201207new-dental-center-eyed-bristols-downtown <p> BRISTOL &mdash; For roughly half a decade, a local nonprofit has sought to set up the Addison County Dental Center, a dental facility for low- to moderate-income citizens. Now, with Bristol health facilities shifting spaces and one clinic applying for special federal status, chair of the center&rsquo;s board, Peg Martin, thinks the nonprofit&rsquo;s stars might finally align in Bristol.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12556">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207new-dental-center-eyed-bristols-downtown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol dental Featured health Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:27:48 +0000 Andrew Stein 12556 at http://addisonindependent.com New counseling program assists police http://addisonindependent.com/201207new-counseling-program-assists-police <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) has assembled a new program that will assist police across the county in dealing with complaints involving people who are emotionally distraught or suffering from mental illness.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12513">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207new-counseling-program-assists-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Counseling Service of Addison County Featured health police Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:54:49 +0000 John Flowers 12513 at http://addisonindependent.com New health center aims to broaden care http://addisonindependent.com/201206new-health-center-aims-broaden-care <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12325" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206new-health-center-aims-broaden-care"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/mountainhealth3960.thumbnail.jpg" alt="mountainhealth3960.jpg" title="mountainhealth3960.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE MOUNTAIN HEALTH Center in Bristol is teaming up with the Five Town Health Alliance to become a nonprofit and create a health center that offers broader and more affordable care. Pictured, left to right, are new Mountain Health Center Director Martha Halnon, healthcare providers Marion Bouchard, Laura Weylman, Shawn May and Suzanne Germain, and Five Town Health Alliance Chair Nancy Marnellos. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Since 2005, the Bristol-based health care advocacy group Five Town Health Alliance, or 5THA, has sought to provide broader and cheaper primary care to Addison County residents.</p> <p> Beginning next week, the organization will take its biggest stride yet in accomplishing this goal, as it teams up with Mountain Health Center to create a new non-profit health center in Bristol.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12313">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206new-health-center-aims-broaden-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Featured Five Town Health Alliance health Mountain Health Center Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:20:55 +0000 Andrew Stein 12313 at http://addisonindependent.com Low-cal sweetener poses hazard to dogs http://addisonindependent.com/201206low-cal-sweetener-poses-hazard-dogs <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; When Karen Lykins of Middlebury woke up last Saturday morning, it was to find Lily, her three-month-old Sheltie puppy, surrounded by bodily fluids on the floor. She brought the dog to the veterinarian right away, but just a few hours later, Lily had died of liver failure.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12110">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206low-cal-sweetener-poses-hazard-dogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured health pets Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:32:58 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12110 at http://addisonindependent.com Demand spikes for Vermont food assistance http://addisonindependent.com/201205demand-spikes-food-assistance <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11997" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205demand-spikes-food-assistance"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/economicservices8543.thumbnail.jpg" alt="economicservices8543.jpg" title="economicservices8543.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WORKERS AT THE Economic Services Division of the Department of Children and Families in Middlebury are scrambling to handle a huge uptick in demand for the 3SquaresVT food assistance program. Pictured are, left to right, Neal Donahue, Regional Manager Karl Felkl, Debbie Greeno, Stefani Crouse, Tamantha Clark and Corrine Lynch. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Like thousands of Vermonters, Kristen Andrews turned to the food assistance program 3SquaresVT when she had exhausted all other options. In the fall of 2011 her income dropped, and the local educator and mother of four filed an application for help from the federally funded program formerly called Food Stamps.</p> <p> But Andrews, a Lincoln resident, never expected the application would lead to a mistake that doubled her family&rsquo;s health insurance premium. And she couldn&rsquo;t have foreseen the long and arduous process of straightening it out.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11984">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205demand-spikes-food-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont 3 Squares Featured food health social services Thu, 31 May 2012 13:21:12 +0000 Andrew Stein 11984 at http://addisonindependent.com