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Tips on Preserving the Harvest from the “Gardening Guy”

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  Diane Imrie So Henry Homeyer is a very cool guy; otherwise known as the Gardening Guy.  Henry spent a good part of the day two weeks ago at Fletcher Allen, generously sharing many of his gardening and food savings tips with employees and community members.  Not only did he share practical advice, but more …Read More

Make a Difference in People’s Lives: Work at Fletcher Allen

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I may be biased, but I think Fletcher Allen is a great place to work – we have opportunities for continuous learning and advancement, great new technology, a commitment to being “green”, generous benefits, and a large variety of positions available.  In addition to all the great benefits of working here – you make a …Read More

First With Kids: Make Sure to Spot Your Tot – Preventing Driveway Accidents

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Parents have been backing up to me with lots of questions about driveway safety and their children. Well, let me drive through a few thoughts on this topic. More than 30% of deaths involving a motor vehicle and a child are caused by a vehicle backing over a child who is playing in, or simply …Read More

Dr. James Wallace: Radiation Oncology at Fletcher Allen Will Soon Have a New Home

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Radiation treatments were first used as cancer treatment at the Mary Fletcher Hospital approximately 45 years ago. While a very few specialized cancer hospitals had oncology specialists and radiation machines earlier than that, most general hospitals did not develop cancer treatment programs until radiation treatment machines became commercially available in the early 1960’s.  Like most …Read More

Dr. David Halsey: Joint Care at Fletcher Allen

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My name is Dr. David Halsey and along with Dr. James Howe, I provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for patients who are suffering from acute and chronic hip and knee problems at the new Fletcher Allen Orthopedic Specialty Center on Tilley Drive in South Burlington, Vermont. As I thought about how best to use …Read More

Heart Rhythm Disorders: What are They? Why Do I Need to Know?

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What is a Heart Rhythm Disorder?  The heart is basically a pump, designed to circulate blood throughout the body. It pumps because it squeezes and it squeezes in response to an electrical impulse.  So, electricity is important in the heart. Heart rhythm disorders occur when abnormal electrical activity causes your heart to beat too fast, …Read More

Guest Blogger: Jill Bujold – A Whole Lotta Happiness

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Reprinted with permission from Jill’s blog posting on 6/8/10 for Kyarns, the official blog for Kaleidoscope Yarns in Essex Junction.  Many thanks to Jill for sharing her experience with us, and for generously donating preemie hats and blankets to our NICU and pediatric floors! I just got back from our amazing field trip to Fletcher …Read More

Frozen Shoulder: How Can it Hurt this Badly When There is Nothing Wrong?

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Some of the most frustrated patients I see in my shoulder practice are those with what we call idiopathic frozen shoulder.  This is a condition where patients between the ages of 45-55 begin to experience pain in the shoulder joint.  A typical scenario is that if the symptoms are severe enough, they will have begun …Read More

Dr. Lewis First: Vermont Children’s Hospital Happenings

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It’s terrific that Fletcher Allen has now created some blog space for me to share what’s going on at the Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen.  What makes a blog work is if others chime in and share their thoughts—and I hope readers of my blog will do that.  I always consider Vermont Children’s Hospital …Read More