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Jane Brody Encourages End Of Life Planning
Monday, 04/15/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Let's face it, aging and death are not conversation topics people really look forward to, but Jane Brody says it's crucial to talk about the inevitable before it occurs.
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Spencer Rendahl: Yoga Woes
Monday, 04/15/13
By Suzanne Spencer Rendahl
Suzanne Spencer Rendahl says that for nearly a year, nothing has inspired fear in her classes like the name "William J. Broad."
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Vt. Health Dept. To Study EEE In Affected Area
Wednesday, 04/10/13
By Lynne McCrea
The Vermont Health Department is launching a research study this month into Eastern Equine Encephalitis -- a rare, mosquito-borne disease.
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Mnookin: Two Moms
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By Abigail Mnookin
Parenthood is full of challenges and triumphs. Abigail Mnookin, who lives with her wife and their daughter in Brattleboro, has been reflecting on some of the advantages of being one of two moms.
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Analysis: Rader Wallack's Departure Won't Derail Health Reform
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By Hamilton E. Davis
After two years of preparing to tackle health care reform, the Shumlin administration is losing its most important player, Anya Rader Wallack, the chair of Green Mountain Care Board. Her departure will change the effort, but won't derail it.
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'Bunker Project' Attempts To Save Bats From White Nose Syndrome
Tuesday, 04/09/13
By Nina Keck
Scott Darling, wildlife biologist with the Vermont Fish And Wildlife Department, talks with Vermont Edition about the status of White Nose Syndrome in Vermont and a test program that relocates healthy bats to a location in Maine to save them from the disease.
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Health Exchange Still Confusing
Friday, 04/05/13
By Patti Daniels
A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that most Americans are uninformed about the federal health care changes that are coming, and about how health care exchanges are going to work. That situation appears to bear out in Vermont, too.
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Milton 5th-Graders Help Plant White House Garden
Thursday, 04/04/13
Five fifth-graders from Milton Vermont were at the White House on Thursday to help First Lady Michelle Obama plant the spring garden.
VPR News
Opera About Radio Pioneer Previews At The Hopkins Center
Thursday, 04/04/13
By Charlotte Albright
Radio lovers owe a debt to a brilliant engineer named Nikola Tesla. The inventor from Croatia revolutionized the study of electro-magnetism.
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Study: States Can Learn From Vermont’s Health Care Reform
Wednesday, 04/03/13
By Kirk Carapezza
One of the country's top medical journals is touting Vermont's health care reform effort as an example for the rest of the nation. A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine says other states can learn some lessons from Vermont in rolling out health exchanges that are essential to the federal Affordable Care Act.
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Expert: Lyme Disease Just One Part Of Tick-Borne Epidemic
Wednesday, 04/03/13
By John Dillon
Patients living with Lyme disease crowded the Statehouse on Wednesday to tell their stories about years of misdiagnosis and chronic pain. The patients and their advocates want legislation to protect doctors if they prescribe long-term antibiotic treatment contrary to current medical standards.
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The Search For An Alzheimer's Cure Continues
Wednesday, 04/03/13
By Jane Lindholm
Dr. William Pendlebury is a Professor of Pathology and Neurology and Director of the UVM Center on Aging and Fletcher Allen's Memory Center. She spoke with Vermont Edition about the search for a cure for Alzheimer's.
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Problems Persist In Health Care Delivery
Tuesday, 04/02/13
By Jane Lindholm
Doctor Elliott Fisher, the new director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice talks with Vermont Edition about some of the inherent problems in how health care is delivered.
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Alzheimer's in the Family
Wednesday, 04/03/13
By Jane Lindholm
If you knew you were going to get Alzheimer's disease, how would you live your life differently? What would you want your family and loved ones to do when you no longer remembered them? We'll talk with Nancy Bercaw, author of a new memoir about dealing with Alzheimer's in the family.
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Vermont Releases Insurance Rates Under Obamacare
Monday, 04/01/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont became the first state on Monday to publish the rates it would charge people who don't currently have health insurance to get coverage - a key step toward establishing the health exchanges that are central to the federal health care law known as Obamacare. Health officials said Monday the rates are comparable to current commercial rates.
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House Committee Appears Set To Approve Marijuana Decriminalization
Thursday, 03/28/13
By Kirk Carapezza
A key House committee took testimony on Thursday about whether possessing small amounts of marijuana should be a civil offense, not a crime. In Montpelier, decriminalization was once considered one of the key issues of the legislative session, but it has recently taken a back seat.
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Kittredge: On Hibernating
Sunday, 03/31/13
By Susan Cooke Kittredge
Across the world Christians are celebrating Easter today. But as Susan Cooke Kittredge observes, this is a season of awakening and renewal for others as well.
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Chair Of Green Mountain Care Health Board Resigns
Wednesday, 03/27/13
By Kirk Carapezza
On Wednesday, the woman who has led the Shumlin administration's health care overhaul for the past two years announced that she's leaving state government at a critical juncture for the effort.
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Monarch Butterfly Wintering Population At All Time Low
Tuesday, 03/26/13
By Jane Lindholm
Kent McFarland, conservation biologist with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, explains why the population of monarch butterflies at their wintering grounds in Mexico is at an all-time low.
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Herbal Medicine
Wednesday, 03/20/13
By Jane Lindholm
Dandelion for indigestion? Lemon Balm for stress? Mushrooms for hay fever? Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. We'll explore some of the benefits and drawbacks of herbal medicine with Guido Masé, author of the new book The Wild Medicine Solution.
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Cummings: A Great Tradition
Thursday, 03/14/13
By Dede Cummings
From the European immigrants who brought Nordic skiing to this country to Vermont legends like John Caldwell and Bill Koch, today's Vermont teens competing on the national and international level are part of a long tradition. Dede Cummings is a volunteer instructor
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Analysis: Shumlin's Effort To Control Health Care Costs
Monday, 03/11/13
By Jane Lindholm
VPR news analyst, Hamilton Davis, talks with Vermont Edition about what Governor Peter Shumlin has done so far to help control the cost of health care.
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Brattleboro Group Researches Innovative Fertilizer Application
Friday, 03/08/13
By Susan Keese
A small non-profit group called Rich Earth Institute is researching ways to safely use recycled human urine as a fertilizer.
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Canine Influenza Cases Confirmed In Vt.
Thursday, 03/07/13
By Jane Lindholm
Dr. Millie Armstrong of Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic in Colchester speaks with Vermont Edtion about confirmed cases of canine influenza in Vermont.
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Levin: Birding In Boston
Wednesday, 03/06/13
By Ted Levin
For a wild and wondrous birding adventure, Ted Levin says to grab your binoculars and jacket - and head for Boston.
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