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Health Department warns against toxins in Missisquoi Bay
Friday, 07/17/09
By Ross Sneyd
Health officials are warning there's a high level of toxins on the eastern shores of Missisiquoi Bay at the northern end of Lake Champlain.
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Two more cases of swine flu in Vermont
Tuesday, 06/02/09
The Vermont Health Department says two more cases of swine flu have been confirmed in the state, including a second at Rutland High School.
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Vt. Health Department confirms two more swine flu cases
Thursday, 05/28/09
The Vermont Health Department says two more cases of swine flu have been confirmed by the state laboratory.
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First likely swine flu case in Vermont is from Orleans County
Wednesday, 05/06/09
By Steve Zind
Vermont has its first likely case of swine flu.
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State health lab says there have been no suspected swine flu cases
Friday, 05/01/09
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont's Health Department laboratory has been busy this week testing samples for signs of swine flu.
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Two cows from Charlotte farm die of rabies
Monday, 02/16/09
Vermont Health and agriculture officials are urging anyone who consumed unpasteurized milk from a cow on a Charlotte farm that died of rabies earlier this week to consult with a health care professional.
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State cuts HPV vaccinations over cost
Wednesday, 01/14/09
The state of Vermont is no longer subsidizing human papillomavirus vaccinations for women over 19 because the latest round of budget cuts eliminated some of the funding.
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Health Department reports error in asbestos study
Friday, 12/12/08
By John Dillon
The state Health Department says it made an error in a recent report that pointed to higher cancer rates in towns surrounding an old asbestos mine in northern Vermont. But it says the study still shows higher rates of another asbestos-related disease.
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Committee objects to rules on nuke radiation
Thursday, 12/04/08
A committee of the Vermont Legislature is formally objecting to changes in rules by the Health Department that allow the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to release more radiation into the environment.
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Legislators want radiation rule rewritten
Thursday, 11/13/08
Vermont lawmakers want the state Department of Health to rewrite a rule on how radiation from Vermont Yankee is measured.
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Lawmakers concerned about nuke plant radiation
Friday, 10/31/08
Vermont lawmakers are still worried about the state Department of Health's decision to change the way radiation from Vermont Yankee is measured.
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Vermont Health Department urging flu vaccine
Friday, 10/31/08
The state is urging Vermonters to get their flu shots this fall.
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Vermont discontinues sale of maple syrup tins
Thursday, 10/09/08
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is recommending that certain metal maple syrup cans be discontinued because of their odor.
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MRSA infections on the rise in Vermont
Friday, 08/22/08
By Susan Keese
Aggressive, antibiotic-resistant infections  have been a problem in hospitals for decades. Health officials say the main offender in Vermont communities is a strain of staph infection known as MRSA. Vermont does not keep track of the number of MRSA infections, but indications are they're on the rise. VPR's Susan Keese has more.
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AIDS activist hope new statistics means more resources
Wednesday, 08/06/08
By Ross Sneyd
For each of the last 10 years, the federal government has underestimated the number of people who are infected with HIV. Advocates say they hope the more accurate statistics will mean the federal government will do a better job of addressing the pandemic in the next year. VPR's Ross Sneyd has more.
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Committee probes VY radiation reading changes
Monday, 08/04/08
Vermont lawmakers are investigating whether the state Health Department broke the law by changing its methods for measuring radiation emitted by the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant without getting the approval of a legislative committee.
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Health Department out of shingles vaccine
Wednesday, 07/30/08
By Patti Daniels
The Vermont Health Department says a shortage of a vaccine for shingles is due to a bottleneck in manufacturing.  On Monday the Department's Burlington office announced it had run out of the shingles vaccine.  
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Davis appointed interim health commissioner appointed
Friday, 06/27/08
The Vermont Department of Health is getting a new commissioner.
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Health Department offers some ideas for kicking smoking habit
Monday, 05/05/08
By Nina Keck
Smoking rates in Vermont have been dropping steadily, but 18 percent of adults are still hooked. Studies show that about 70 percent of all smokers want to quit. If you're one of them, the Vermont Health Department hopes you'll check out their newly revamped Quit Network to find free tips and other help.
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