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Special Needs Students Get Workforce Training At DHMC
Tuesday, 12/04/12
By Charlotte Albright
A two-year-old internship program based at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is recruiting young people with special needs to work at the hospital. The larger aim is to prepare them to enter the job market. 
VPR News
Report Says Mental Health Patients Still Waiting Days In ER
Tuesday, 12/04/12
By John Dillon
The state is moving with plans to replace its Waterbury psychiatric hospital with new beds at other facilities around Vermont. But the transition has been rough for patients and the medical hospitals where they've been cared for since the Waterbury facility was flooded by Tropical Storm Irene.
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As Deadline Approaches, Welch Urges Seniors To Enroll For Medicare
Monday, 12/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Congressman Peter Welch is urging Vermont seniors to sign up for Medicare benefits under the new health care law, through which the Obama administration says Vermonters have saved $10.6 million.  
Vermont Edition
The Dangers Of Over-Prescribing Antibiotics
Tuesday, 12/04/12
By Jane Lindholm
We discuss the growing concern over antibiotic resistance, its consequences and what can be done to avoid it and we hear how the high price of corn might affect Vermont farmers.
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Vermont Edition
Two Doctors, Two Opinions On Single-Payer
Friday, 11/30/12
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont is moving towards a single payer health care system, and doctors trying to imagine how an overhauled system will change the way they treat and interact with patients.
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Commentaries
Levin: Slow Motion Migration
Thursday, 11/29/12
By Ted Levin
According to Ted Levin, Timber rattlesnake migration is slow, methodical, predicable - and for him - irresistible.
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VPR News
New Report Says Private Health Care Costs To Increase By 7 Percent
Thursday, 11/29/12
By Bob Kinzel
According to a new report, private health insurance premiums are increasing, on average, by roughly 7 percent this year and state officials say it's unlikely that this rate will go down unless comprehensive payment reform plans are put into place.
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VPR News
Newscast: Monday, November 26, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Monday, 11/26/12
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Monday, November 26, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
VPR News
Veterans Administration Plans New Clinic In Burlington
Monday, 11/26/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Veterans Administration says it will replace its health clinic for military veterans in Colchester.
Vermont Edition
Educating People About Obesity
Tuesday, 11/27/12
By Jane Lindholm
More people are overweight and unhealthy in this country every year- and Vermont is no exception. How can we educate about obesity, diet and nutrition without shaming or marginalizing people who are overweight?
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VPR News
"And Then Everything Changed" - One Family's Fight Against A Rare Disease
Monday, 11/26/12
By Jane Lindholm
A family in Fletcher shares the story of their three-year old daughter's rare and life-threatening condition, Urea Cycle Disorder. Courtney and Steve Boutin tell the harrowing story of Isabella's UCD diagnosis when she was days old, and the liver transplant that saved her life.
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VPR News
Newscast: Friday, November 23, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Friday, 11/23/12
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Friday, November 23, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
VPR News
SVMC Plans To Cut Up To $5 Million
Friday, 11/23/12
The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center plans to reduce expenses by up to $5 million this fiscal year to make for a decline in projected revenue.
VPR News
Newscast: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Thursday, 11/22/12
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
VPR News
Pico Peak Fans Celebrate Founders At 75th Anniversary
Friday, 11/23/12
By Nina Keck
Some of Vermont's best known ski Olympians trace their roots back to the same hill: Pico Peak in Mendon. And many are looking back fondly on the mountain and the extraordinary couple who started it this year as Pico celebrates its 75th anniversary.
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VPR News
Newscast: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Tuesday, 11/20/12
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Tuesday, November 20,  2012, 5:50 p.m.
VPR News
Brattleboro Retreat Union Negotiations Get Testier
Tuesday, 11/20/12
By Susan Keese
Contract negotiations between unionized nurses and caregivers and the Brattleboro Retreat have gotten increasingly testy. The psychiatric hospital and its 500 unionized workers were far apart when talks ended last week.
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VPR Specials
IQ2 Debates: Should Drugs Be Legalized?
Friday, 11/23/12
The New York Times calls Intelligence 2 Debates, "A salon for movers and shakers, writers and thinkers."
VPR News
With Physicians On The Front Lines, Report Recommends Changes For Chronic Pain Treatment
Thursday, 11/15/12
By John Dillon
A new research paper shows doctors in Vermont are feeling the stress of being on the front lines of the fight against prescription drug abuse. The report lays out several recommendations - including changing insurance policies so that non-drug therapies are covered. 
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VPR News
“Study Drugs” Used by Some Students to Cram for Exams
Wednesday, 11/14/12
By Charlotte Albright
It's crunch time at many colleges and universities. Some students reach for stimulants to help them pull all-nighters studying  for tests, and to party afterwards. And we're not just talking about coffee.
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VPR News
State Faces Challenge To Post-Irene Mental Health Facility
Tuesday, 11/13/12
By John Dillon
A legal challenge may delay plans to open a secure residential facility for people with mental illness displaced by Tropical Storm Irene.
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VPR News
Leading Animal Welfare Expert Visits Vermont
Monday, 11/12/12
By Neal Charnoff
Dr. Temple Grandin has changed the way livestock are treated in this country, and has also written extensively about her experiences living with autism.
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Saturday Special
A New Season Of The Moth!
Saturday, 11/17/12
An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life in this new episode of The Moth Radio Hour.
VPR News
Rutland Rejects Water Filtration System
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Nina Keck
In Rutland, voters said no to a $5.5 million water filtration system to help the city meet EPA drinking water standards.
VPR News
Analysis: Campaign Fails To Clarify Health Care Plans
Saturday, 10/27/12
By Hamilton E. Davis
Whoever wins the gubernatorial race in Vermont, the campaign has pretty much failed to illuminate the issue of health care reform, one of the most momentous the state has ever faced. Health care now eats up 20 percent of the state's economic output and there is a broad consensus that the current trend is unsustainable.
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