Staying Active for Your Health

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It’s easy to go into hibernation mode during the dark, cold days of winter. We all do it on occasion. But staying active can help us to chase away the winter blues and enjoy what the winter season has to offer! During this holiday season, I’d like to encourage you to make a gift to yourself, by staying active this winter for your health.

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Successful Diabetes Management

Deborah Brown - thumb

More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, and 88 million more are sliding that direction with prediabetes. The bad news is that these people are at rising risk of hardening of the arteries, heart attacks, stroke, kidney disease and failure, progressive retina (vision) damage, painful nerve deterioration, increased susceptibility to many infections including Covid, and shortened life expectancy. It can become a complicated, expensive, exhausting condition. The good news is that it can be radically controlled, even reversed and sometimes normalized with good attention to self-care such as dietary change and exercise.

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Winter – Are You Ready?

Jim Picone, PA-C

Are you brand new to Vermont? Been here a long time? Whether you’re a new or seasoned Vermonter, now is the time to make a plan: what do you need to be safe and healthy over the upcoming winter months? Of course, everyone, everywhere should get a flu shot. Grace Cottage offers these (call 365-4331). […]

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Yes, Get Your Flu Shot!

Moss Linder, M.D.

With all of the well-founded attention on COVID-19 over the past 6 months, it is important that as a community we not forget about seasonal influenza. Influenza is an acute respiratory illness caused by influenza A or influenza B viruses.  It occurs in epidemics nearly every year, mainly during the winter season in our neck […]

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Why is It Important to Immunize My Child?

Measles. Mumps. Polio. Diphtheria. Chicken Pox. If you can’t remember what problems these diseases cause, you can thank immunizations. Writing for the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Stanley Plotkin wrote that, “One of the brightest chapters in the history of science is the impact of vaccines on human longevity and health.” Dr. Plotkin is an expert who helped to develop vaccines for polio and rubella (also known as German measles).

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Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation Grant Awarded to Grace Cottage

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has received a grant from the Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation in response to an appeal for Covid-related assistance.

Like most other hospitals in the nation, Grace Cottage has maintained a constant state of vigilance, prepared to respond to community needs, while experiencing a significant drop in operating revenue during the pandemic, as people have followed Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s stay-at-home instructions and cancelled or postponed healthcare services. In order to bridge this huge gap, Grace Cottage has appealed to individuals and charitable organizations for funds to keep operations going. The Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation made a generous grant in response to this appeal.

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Telehealth Offered at Grace Cottage Family Health

Grace Cottage Family Health is offering Telehealth appointments to provide additional access to primary care health needs in view of social distancing necessary because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Telehealth is a virtual (video chat) appointment with your healthcare provider. Telehealth appointments are available for both established and new patients.

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Child Immunizations Should Continue

If you are the parent of a very young child, you may be wondering, “What do I do about my child’s immunizations?” Grace Cottage Family Health has procedures in place so these can be done safely.

“Remember that the recommended immunization schedule for very young pediatric patients follows a frequent pattern. They are recommended at ages of two months, then four, six, twelve, fifteen, and eighteen months. It’s important to stick with this schedule so your child is fully protected,” says Grace Cottage Pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Linder.

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