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Luskin: The High Cost of Fat
Thursday, 01/17/13
By Deborah Luskin
Despite making new year's resolutions to lose weight, many Americans give up early in the year. But Deborah Lee Luskin has discovered new reasons for sticking to a weight-reduction plan.
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Breastfeeding and Insurance
Thursday, 01/17/13
By Jane Lindholm
You may think breastfeeding is automatic- not something mothers and babies have to learn how to do. In fact, a lot of new mothers struggle with breastfeeding.  The Affordable Care Act requires insurance companies to cover visits with lactation consultants.  We'll learn about what exactly lactation consultants do.
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Homeyer: Seedling Dreams
Wednesday, 01/16/13
By Henry Homeyer
Henry Homeyer is currently dreaming over this year's crop of seed catalogs - those glossy harbingers of spring.
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Greene: Mystery Scat
Wednesday, 01/16/13
By Stephanie Greene
Climate change has many species of animals on the move. This winter, Stephanie Greene has discovered that one of these newcomers may have visited her bee yard.
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Rutland Searches For Provider To Manage Methadone Clinic
Monday, 01/14/13
By Nina Keck
Rutland had hoped to see a methadone clinic up and running by now. Rutland Mental Health Services had been preparing to run it, but negotiations with the state fell apart in November. 
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Project Aids Those In Involuntary Mental Health System
Thursday, 01/10/13
By Jane Lindholm
The Mental Health Law Project provides specialized assistance to people in involuntary mental health proceedings at Vermont's six psychiatric hospitals, and for people living in the community who have become subject to the involuntary mental health system.
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Gilbert: Blizzard
Thursday, 01/10/13
By Peter Gilbert
With the return of wintry weather, parents once again have to plan ahead for days when their children may be released from school early due to impending weather, out of concern for their safety.  It's a necessity that's reminded Peter Gilbert of how a tremendously powerful winter storm once swept across the northern plains - with the most dire of consequences.
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Schubart: Addiction
Monday, 01/07/13
By Bill Schubart
It's the New Year and, like many of us, Bill Schubart is yet again dusting off a weight loss resolution. His first-hand experience with food addiction has him wondering, though, how pervasive the addiction phenomenon is in our over-consuming culture.
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What Science Tells Us About Race
Monday, 01/07/13
By Jane Lindholm
We hear why science now questions whether race is really an accurate way of identifying people and look at the work done by school counselors in Vermont.
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Blinkhorn: Health Care Innovation
Friday, 01/04/13
By Tom Blinkhorn
As 2013 confronts the nation with a fresh set of challenges in implementing the Affordable Health Care Act, an innovative pioneer program at Dartmouth college designed to help meet those challenges has caught Tom Blinkhorn's attention.
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Luskin: End of Life
Wednesday, 01/02/13
By Deborah Luskin
As the new year dawns full of the promise of beginnings, Deborah Lee Luskin has been thinking about how modern medicine now requires us to consider how to bring a meaningful life to a dignified end.
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The Social History of "Champ"
Thursday, 12/27/12
By Peter Biello
History teacher Robert E. Bartholomew dives into the history of Lake Champlain's elusive "monster."
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Vt. Offers Free Vaccine To Stem Whooping Cough Epidemic
Wednesday, 12/19/12
By Steve Zind
State health officials say turnout was strong at a series of clinics held today to vaccinate Vermonters for Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. 
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Lake Trout Offspring Not Surviving In Lake Champlain
Wednesday, 12/19/12
By Jane Lindholm
UVM Professor of Fisheries Ellen Marsden, speaks with Vermont Edition about the situation about the failure of trout in Lake Champlain reach adulthood.
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Free Whooping Cough Vaccine Offered
Wednesday, 12/19/12
The Vermont Health Department is offering free vaccines at clinics around the state to prevent the spread of whooping cough which has reached epidemic numbers in Vermont.
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Vt. Health Commissioner: Adults Should Get Pertussis Vaccination
Thursday, 12/13/12
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont Health Commissioner Harry Chen says an epidemic of pertussis, or whooping cough, has hit the state and he wants everyone over the age of 19 to get a special booster shot in the coming weeks.
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Shumlin Won't Support Proposed 'Sugar Tax' To Fight Obesity
Wednesday, 12/12/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin says he will not support a plan to tax sugar sweetened beverages as a way to help reduce obesity in the state. But proponents of the tax say it's needed because Vermont is facing an obesity epidemic.
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Shumlin Hails Vt's No. 1 Health Ranking
Tuesday, 12/11/12
For the fourth year in a row, Vermont has been ranked as the healthiest state in the country. The state did well in categories including low incidences in violent crime and low-birth-weight-babies, as well as low rates of infectious disease.
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Shumlin Hails Vt's No. 1 Health Ranking
Tuesday, 12/11/12
For the fourth year in a row, Vermont has been ranked as the healthiest state in the country. The state did well in categories including low incidences in violent crime and low-birth-weight-babies, as well as low rates of infectious disease.
VPR News
Bird Irruption Brings Species Further South
Tuesday, 12/11/12
By Jane Lindholm
Bird Diva Bridget Butler discusses this season's irruption of birds and the best places to see them.
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Midd Professor Wins Smithsonian Award
Monday, 12/10/12
By Jane Lindholm
Anne, Knowles, chair of the Geography Department at Middllebury, talks with Vermont Edition about her recent American Ingenuity Award from the Smithsonian Magazine for using GIS technology to understand historical events.
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McCallum: In A Word
Friday, 12/07/12
By Mary McCallum
Mary McCallum loves words. Her recent experience with some new medical jargon affirmed her belief that words have the power to shape how we respond to some of life's troubling situations.
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Catamount Health Participants Could See Reduction In Benefits
Thursday, 12/06/12
By Bob Kinzel
One of the biggest health care issues of the upcoming session will be Governor Peter Shumlin's plan to reduce the benefit package for some of the participants in the Catamount Health Care program at the beginning of 2014.
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State Loses Another Key Mental Health Official
Tuesday, 12/04/12
By John Dillon
The state mental health system has suffered another setback with the resignation of the medical director of the Vermont State Hospital. The system was already under strain with patients needing psychiatric help waiting days in emergency rooms for care.
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Vt. Health Officials Aim To Stem Overuse Of Antibiotics
Tuesday, 12/04/12
By Jane Lindholm
The Vermont Health Department is stepping up efforts to combat the growing problem of drug-resistant illnesses and has launched a new program to discourage the overuse of antibiotics.
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