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Flu Shots Available At Grace Cottage

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Grace Cottage Family Health will be offering a flu vaccine clinic on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. No advance appointment is needed; walk-ins are welcome. You do not need to be an established patient at Grace Cottage in order to participate. If you are not insured, payment is expected at the time of […]

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CEO Coronavirus Update – September 1, 2020

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The dramatic, unprecedented changes in our world this year have dramatically impacted nearly every phase of our lives – work, school, social events, travel, and healthcare, to name just some of the activities that have been redesigned and reimagined because of the pandemic. Here in Vermont, we have been very fortunate, as this August 26th […]

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Why is It Important to Immunize My Child?

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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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CEO Coronavirus Update – July 21, 2020

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It’s been almost two months since my last Message to the Community and I’d like to bring you up to date on what’s been going on at Grace Cottage during that time. We are fully open for business, and are pleased that we have played a part in keeping our community as safe as possible. Vermont is the first state to report no new Covid-19 deaths since June 16. We have certainly flattened the curve and hope to continue this trend.

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Primary Care in the Pandemic

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Moss Linder, M.D.

By Dr. Moss Linder, Grace Cottage Family Health As everyone knows, things have changed considerably for all of us due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though there have been related illnesses and deaths in Windham County, we have been incredibly fortunate that it hasn’t been worse. The numbers of cases and deaths have been small compared […]

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Hike for Brain Health

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George Terwilliger, MD

Graceful Health for Brattleboro Reformer, 6/19/2020 During these COVID times, many of us are experiencing increased anxiety and even depression. This is understandable given the fear, uncertainty, isolation, lack of exercise, and disrupted routines of the day. One of the best ways to combat mental health challenges is to engage in healthy, life-affirming activities such […]

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Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation Grant Awarded to Grace Cottage

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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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CEO Coronavirus Update – June 2, 2020

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Messenger Valley Pharmacy

Our community has embraced Grace Cottage in so very many ways during this challenging time that it’s impossible to try to list them all here, and we want to thank every individual and organization that went so far above and beyond to help. I must say, though, that a flyover by the Vermont Air National Guard on the Friday before Memorial Day was as awe-inspiring as the April 22nd drive-by tribute parade conducted by area fire departments, Vermont State Police, the Windham County Sheriff’s office, and Rescue, Inc.

Vermont has reported a total of 988 cases of Covid-19, and 55 deaths, with no current hospitalizations in the entire state due to the virus (16 hospital patients are currently under investigation). The Covid-19 news from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, where numbers have plunged in recent days, is encouraging. However, it is extremely clear that there are many unknowns about what this virus will do in the coming months. I cringe when I see some of the media coverage of people in large crowds without masks, whether recreating or demonstrating. We will find out the result of this behavior in the coming weeks and months; only time will tell.

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How Does Telehealth Work?

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Summer Burch, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

By Summer Burch, Grace Cottage Family Health FNP Telehealth, sometimes called telemedicine, has been in the news a lot lately, as medical providers increasingly are using digital tools to “see” their patients who are staying home due to COVID-19 social distancing. With all this focus, it might seem that telehealth is something brand new, but […]

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