Frequently Asked Questions About Ebola

What is Ebola? Ebola is a virus.  It was discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in Africa.  Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in Africa. What are the symptoms of Ebola? Symptoms include: Fever Severe headache Chills Muscle pain Malaise Vomiting Stomach pain Diarrhea Loss of appetite How is Ebola spread? Ebola is transmitted […]

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Grace Cottage Annual Poker Walk

TOWNSHEND — October is National Physical Therapy Month. To encourage everyone to get out and exercise, Grace Cottage Hospital’s Rehabilitation Department will hold its 16th Annual Poker Walk on Wednesday, Oct. 15. This free, fun, two-mile walk/run is held each year, rain or shine. No pre-registration is required. Playing cards are distributed along the way; […]

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Flu Shots Available At Grace Cottage

TOWNSHEND– Grace Cottage Family Health will be offering flu shots for members of the public on three Saturdays this fall—Oct. 4, Oct. 18, and Nov. 1–from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. No advance appointment is needed; walk-ins are welcome. Flu shots are also available during weekday hours by appointment–call 802-365-4331. Grace Cottage Family Health is […]

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Wellness in Windham Health Festival

Live entertainment, health and wellness activities, fitness demonstrations, dance, music, prizes, and giveaways will be featured at the Wellness in Windham Health Festival on Saturday, September 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the front lawn of the Brattleboro Retreat. Bring your family and friends for the festivities, free and open to the public, sponsored by Brattleboro […]

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West Nile Virus Detected in Southern Vermont

BURLINGTON – Six batches of mosquitoes from Rockingham, Brattleboro, Putney and Newbury have recently tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquitoes from Newbury were collected on August 18. The five other batches were collected on August 21. Three of these were from the same site in Rockingham. Finding mosquitoes in Windham and Orange Counties […]

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Grace Cottage Hosts ‘Healthier Living with Diabetes’ Group

TOWNSHEND–Grace Cottage Hospital will host a self-management workshop for those living with diabetes and for their caregivers on Tuesday mornings, Oct. 14-Nov. 18., from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The “Healthier Living with Diabetes” workshop is offered to the public free of charge, and is a collaboration between Grace Cottage, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and the Vermont […]

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

To celebrate the importance of immunizations for a healthy start and throughout our lives, and to make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need, the Vermont Department of Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. The week of August 3 – 9 will focus specifically […]

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Vermont Hospitals Highlight Cost Control in Budgets

Green Mountain Care Board Praises Historically Low Budget Growth Montpelier, Vt. — The Green Mountain Care Board today praised Vermont’s hospitals for preliminary budget submissions that achieve another historically low growth rate for the second consecutive year. These proposals reflect the commitment of Vermont’s hospitals to lead with effective reforms that slow health care spending […]

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Townshend small hospital hires new CEO By WCAX News

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- TOWNSHEND, Vt. -A familiar face is now holding the top spot at the Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend. Former Agriculture secretary Roger Albee has served of the board at Grace Cottage for several years. Since the beginning of this year, he has been the acting interim CEO. At […]

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The Smart Commute Team Is Ready To Go!

Brattleboro Transportation Roundtable Signs on to the Way to Go! Commuter Challenge April 29, 2014 – Brattleboro, VT – When the eighth annual Way to Go! Commuter Challenge kicks off on May 12th, the Brattleboro Smart Commute team will be ready. Members of the Brattleboro Transportation Roundtable will participate with businesses, communities, and schools across […]

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