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“Everything we do is primary care” front page article in the Brattleboro Reformer

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Reporter Bob Audette interviews three key leaders of Grace Cottage to help readers better understand the financial complexities of rural healthcare facilities and the reasons why Grace Cottage manages to not only survive but thrive in this challenging environment.  Read the article on the Reformer’s website. (If you are blocked from reading, please consider subscribing […]

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Free Tobacco Cessation Group in March and April

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Ready to quit smoking or chewing tobacco for good? The Grace Cottage “Quitters Win” tobacco cessation group can help. The free group will run for eight weeks, from March 4 – April 22 on Mondays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. If you want to enjoy the health, social and economic benefits of being tobacco-free, get […]

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Teaching Kids to Care for Their Teeth

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By Dr. Elizabeth Linder, Grace Cottage Hospital Pediatrician

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and this is a good opportunity to share a few tips to help children take good care of their teeth.

The condition of our teeth can affect general health, self-esteem, and even our ability to eat healthy food. That’s why it’s so important that we give our teeth the attention they deserve.

Dental hygiene should begin at birth. Parents can begin by cleaning a baby’s gums with a soft cloth or soft brush at least once a day.

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Advanced Neurological Rehabilitation

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By Cindy Kenyon, Grace Cottage PT, and Melinda Roy, Grace Cottage OT

Grace Cottage Hospital offers several specialized inpatient therapies that help patients recover from a neurological issue such as a stroke or other brain injury, spinal injuries, surgical procedures, Parkinsonism, multiple sclerosis, or post-polio syndrome. Would this help someone you know? We’d like to explain some of these therapies to help you decide.

The first therapy we would like to tell you about is called “Neurodevelopmental Treatment,” or NDT for short. Using NDT, Grace Cottage’s physical, occupational, and speech therapists help patients recover their ability to move their bodies when neurological functions have been compromised.

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Grace Cottage Family Health Welcomes Dr. Ted Lefer

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Dr. Ted Lefer is now accepting new patients at Grace Cottage Family Health in Townshend. For the past three years, he has been a family medicine physician in Talent, Oregon. A native of New York City, Dr. Lefer graduated from Vassar College in 1998 and received a Certificate in Premedical Studies from Mills College in […]

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Mental Illness Family Support Group Offered

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Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital will host a Mental Illness Family Support Group on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Grace Cottage Wellness Center (133 Grafton Rd) in Townshend. The next meeting is on January 9th. NAMI Family Support Group meetings are monthly 90-minute support groups of family and […]

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Weekly Men’s Coffee Club Starts January 8th

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Men of all ages are invited to Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital for coffee and a series of casual lectures on Tuesday mornings, Jan. 8 to March 26. Each week’s gathering will have a health-related theme, with presentations, short videos, and time for discussion and friendly banter. Coffee provided. The program is free. Participants […]

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Have a Healthy Holiday Table

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By Elizabeth Harrison and Cheryl Shaw, Health Coaches, Grace Cottage Community Health Team

Healthy, holiday, and delicious – can these words go together? Most definitely!

Enjoying a holiday meal doesn’t have to wreck your diet – if you start with wholesome ingredients and cook them in a health-conscious way. We are the Health Coaches at Grace Cottage Family Health in Townshend, and we love to take classic holiday recipes and give them a healthy spin. Here are a few of our holiday favorites. These side dishes and desserts can be served with your favorite entrée for a delicious, nutritious, and pretty meal.

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Giving Tuesday Campaign Goal Met. New ER Equipment on Order.

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Great News! Thanks to the generosity of a very supportive community, we have reached our goal of $76,000 to purchase a new Cardiac Monitoring System. 89 Grace Cottage supporters from 13 different states contributed to the Giving Tuesday appeal, for a total raised of $24,467!  When added to donations from 11 other supporters that had […]

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Free Blood Pressure Clinic at Grace Cottage on Thurs., Dec 13th

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On Thursday, December 13th, Grace Cottage Family Health will host a free blood pressure clinic, run by Community Health Team member Bill Monahan, RN. Those over 50 who have been told they have high blood pressure, or who do not know their blood pressure are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn about hypertension, the ‘silent […]

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