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September 28th, 2016

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A four-point plan for joint health

Whether it’s a brand-new Bentley or a classic 1970 Mustang, most people have a car they dream about. If they’re lucky enough to own it someday, you better believe they’re going to take care of it. Regular maintenance is an essential part of keeping a vehicle in tip-top shape. The same is true of the human body, particularly the jo...

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Vermont Senate Committee Approves Proposal to Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use

The Vermont Senate Committee on Judiciary approved a bill (4-1) on Friday that would end marijuana prohibition in the state and regulate marijuana for adult use. S. 241 would make it legal for adults 21 years of age and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and establish a tightly controlled system of licensed marijuana cultivation sites, t...

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Aging With Grace…

Happy New Year from Project Independence! As we begin 2016, please take a few moments to remind yourself that you are a wonderful caring person who deserves the best of everything. Sometimes in our busy day-to-day lives, we forget to take care of ourselves and this is a huge mistake! In order to care for others in our life, first we have to care fo...

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Rabid Skunk Killed in Area of Barre City Middle and Elementary School

On August 17, 2015 Barre City school officials contacted the Barre City police department about a skunk that was acting unusual in the area of the Barre City Middle and Elementary School. The property is 50 Parkside Terrace in Barre, Vermont. A police officer arrived at the school and the decision was made to dispatch the animal. After dispatching...

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The Causes of Dry Eye Go Beyond the Obvious

Burning or stinging feeling in your eyes? Do they feel dry and uncomfortable? You may not be alone. Studies suggest that, in the United States, up to 7.8% of women aged 50 or older and 4.34% of men over the age of 501, 2 experience symptoms of dry eye, a progressive3 eye disease. The symptoms of dry eye vary in severity, but are most commonly descr...

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Wellness Workforce Coalition Provides Peer Support Across Vermont

By Aaron Retherford The effects of Tropical Storm Irene are still be felt in areas of the Green Mountain State. However, not all of those effects are bad. Tropical Storm Irene flooded Vermont State Hospital and washed away housing for 51 residents, who were some of the most seriously ill psychiatric patients in the state. That crisis allowed the Ve...

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CVHHH Selected to Participate in Medicare Pilot Program

By Aaron Retherford Come next year, Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice will be included in some notable company as one of 140 hospice providers in the U.S. participating in the Medicare Care Choices Model. The pilot project expands the availability of care for patients. In this program, patients who are eligible for Medicaid Hospice Benefit...

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Plateau-busting tips for avoiding common workout pitfalls

That stubborn muffin top that does not want to budge, the extra 20 minutes you can’t manage to add to your workout – when plateaus occur they can leave you feeling frustrated and discouraged, and make it even harder to stick to your get-in-shape goals. What’s the secret to beating a plateau? Avoid it in the first place, says Ameri...

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The human touch: Handcrafted items speak to the soul with unique, customized appeal

The quilt handed down through generations, the turn-of-the-century wooden rocking chair made by a long-gone relative, hand-stitched samplers that have graced every home your family has lived in – handcrafted items simply speak to the soul. In today’s society, when we’re surrounded by technology and homogenous machine-made items fr...

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Create a more natural summer with safe, effective household cleaning tips

Sunscreen, bug spray, pool chlorine – some chemicals seem unavoidable when summer arrives but the season should be a celebration of Mother Nature. You can give your family a healthier and fresher summer by switching to natural cleaning products in your home. “Misconceptions persist that natural cleaning is more expensive and less effect...

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