COVID-19 Treatments – What If I’m Positive?

George Terwilliger

It is thought that over the next few months, most people in Vermont will have become infected with the virus at some point. What do you do if you are positive for COVID? There are different types of treatments available. Your health care provider will help determine which one is right for you.


May: For Mothers and More

Cynthia Howes

In my role as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, one of my greatest joys is supporting and educating all parents as they navigate parenthood.


Why We Love Being OTs

One of the best things about being an Occupational Therapist is that we get to know each patient—to gain an understanding of what is important to them, what motivates them, and what they hope to achieve.


What is Integrative Medicine?

Juliette Carr

At its heart, integrative medicine is a practice of listening, flexibility, and willingness to make a plan that can be put into practice as part of a daily routine to help restore balance based on a person’s individual goals. This is your healthcare: it should fit your life.


Foods that Love Your Heart

Jim Picone, PA-C

During February, we naturally think of hearts because of Valentine’s Day. Building on that theme, February is also American Heart Month, a time to focus on heart-healthy habits.


Caring for the Caregiver

Claire Bemis

By Claire Bemis, RN, Grace Cottage Care Coordinator A caregiver is defined as a paid or unpaid member of a person’s social network who helps that person with activities of daily living. Is that you? If so, this article is for you. Being a caregiver comes with many responsibilities … so many that caregivers often […]


Primary Care, ER, or Urgent Care?

How do you know when it’s time to go to the hospital Emergency Department versus an Urgent Care Center or to your Family Practitioner? We work in the Grace Cottage Emergency Department and at Grace Cottage Family Health, so together, we have good insights to help patients decide the best place to go for healthcare.


Drug Take Back – Keeping Us Safe

Dispose of unneeded medications safely by bringing them to the Messenger Valley Pharmacy’s PharmaDrop, or find another drug take-back location in Vermont by visiting the website


‘Age-Friendly’ Health Care

Ronald Vallario

Older adults have unique healthcare needs. Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has been nationally recognized for its as “Age-Friendly” healthcare.