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CEO Coronavirus Update – Sep 14, 2021

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Doug DiVello

COVID-19: Unfortunately, the number of COVID-19 cases in Vermont continues to increase rather than decrease because of the Delta variant. In Windham County, 170 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported within the past 14 days, with a total of 30,114 cases throughout the state of Vermont since the beginning of the pandemic. Here at […]

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Why is Everyone Talking About Health Equity?

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Summer Burch, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

The CDC says that health equity is the opportunity to attain our “full health potential” because barriers and disadvantages due to social position or other circumstances are solved. Here at Grace Cottage, we have been looking at these barriers, finding ways to improve the care we deliver, and improving equal access to quality care.

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CEO Coronavirus Update – August 3, 2021

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Vermont continues to lead the nation in vaccinations; almost 84% of eligible Vermonters have had at least one shot. Life seems to gradually be returning to “normal” in Vermont, with concerts, camps, farmers markets, and many social gatherings back on. In low-vaccination states, the Delta variant continues to spread rapidly because the mutated version of […]

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What You Need to Know About Ticks!

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Phil Schafer

Woodchuck ticks? Squirrel ticks? Brown dog tick? Blacklegged tick? Vermont has at least 14 different species of ticks, but over 99% of all tickborne diseases are caused by the blacklegged tick. Vermont ranks high for cases of both Lyme Disease and anaplasmosis, the two most common tickborne diseases.

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Social Determinants of Health

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Jeremy Morrison, MD

In the last thirty years, more and more evidence has piled up showing that some aspects of social and economic status are risk factors as important to illness and mortality as traditional villains like smoking or genetics. The common terminology for these is “social determinants of health.”

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CEO Coronavirus Update – May 19, 2021

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Finally, the good news we all need: after a difficult year, it appears that the U.S. pandemic may be turning a corner. Below are six reports with statistics that show that progress is being made against COVID-19.

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