With tag: health
Fish Being Tested After Yankee Tritium Leak
New Hampshire health officials are testing fish in various parts of
the state to see if there are elevated levels of radiation following a 2010
tritium leak at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
Health Co-op Grand Opening
governor and congressional delegation will be among those on hand Tuesday for the
grand opening of a new health co-op, in South Burlington.
Local Food Achievements Celebrated
than a year and half after Vermont
launched a plan to boost its food and farm economy, organizers are celebrating
Job Help Still Available For Vets With Brain Injuries
By Steve Zind
estimated one in five veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq suffers from traumatic brain injury, also known as
years ago Vermont received a $951,000 grant to help veterans
suffering from TBI find jobs. But to
date only a handful of vets have taken advantage of the program. The
reasons for this illustrate the challenges facing service providers and vets
with brain injuries.
Oxen Destined For College Cafeteria
The days are numbered for two oxen that have
worked the fields at Vermont's Green Mountain College farm for more than a decade.
Foodbank Hit Hard In Federal Cuts
Senator Bernie Sanders says cuts in a federal
emergency hunger program have resulted in a 50 percent reduction in the food it
supplies the Vermont Foodbank.
Officials Hear Mental Health System Concerns
A panel of lawmakers and state officials will take testimony this afternoon from
people concerned about the future of mental health and substance abuse services
Health Dept: EEE Threat Continues
By Jane Lindholm
The state initiated
pesticide spraying after two Vermonters were diagnosed with Eastern Equine
Encephalitis. Both men died from the illness, which is spread by infected
mosquitoes. Health Commissioner Harry
Chen says discussions have
already started about how to improve mosquito monitoring going forward.
Berlin, NH Battles Bed Bugs
Officials in the New Hampshire city of Berlin are trying to prevent the spread of bed
Second Horse Contracts EEE
By Amy Kolb Noyes
health officials are warning people who live in Pittsford and the surrounding
communities that they may be at increased risk for contracting eastern equine
encephalitis, or EEE.
Analysis: Evaluating Health Board's Performance On Hospital Budgets
By Hamilton E. Davis
The Green Mountain Care Board has now completed its approval process for
the coming year's budgets for Vermont's
14 hospitals. It was the board's first effort and marked the third iteration in
the state's effort to regulate health care costs. The first was the Hospital
Data Council that ran through the 1980s and early 1990s; that morphed into
BISHCA, which first got the power to set budgets in the mid-1990s; and now the
Green Mountain Care Board, which has the same powers as BISHCA, but should have
far greater weight than its predecessor.
Vermont Doctors Gather To Talk Health Care Reform
from around Vermont will gather at a conference this weekend to discuss
how they can help reform the state's health care system. The conference will be held Saturday at UVM.