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While Vermont’s opioid crisis is far from under control, there is positive news about stamping out the epidemic of drug abuse and wasted lives, one person at a time. more

Editorials

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MIDDLEBURY | According to Vermont Department of Health officials, flu has hit Addison and Rutland counties. However, it is reported to be widespread across the state. more

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SHELBURNE | On Nov. 28, Shelburne-area police and rescue crews were called to the Wake Robin retirement community to investigate a report of a possible ricin exposure. more

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MIDDLEBURY | Gov. Phil Scott, Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts, and  farm to school partners joined students last week to celebrate Vermont’s robust presence in farm to school at the Fletcher Sweet Farm. more

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MIDDLEBURY |  The long-term prognosis for the health of Vermonters who work and play in the great outdoors isn’t good. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A national headline getting 2014 report in Rolling Stone dubbed Vermont, as “America’s capital of heroin”. more

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MIDDLEBURY – Vermont health officials have confirmed the year’s first case of human illness due to West Nile virus. more

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MIDDLEBURY – The state’s Rabies Bait Drop program got underway last week and concluded over the weekend. more

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MIDDLEBURY — In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, the Addison County community and local businesses will be celebrating breastfeeding during the whole month of August. more

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MIDDLEBURY — It didn’t take long for this reporter to discover just how bad of a tick season the spring of 2017 is turning into—a few hours spent raking out last year’s autumn leaves from the garden bed last weekend revealed numerous ticks. more

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Health is conducting a series of presentations for health care professionals about new rules governing the prescribing of opioids. more

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MIDDLEBURY — Ladies First is a program from the Vermont Department of Health that offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings as well as heart health screenings for eligible women. more

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RANDOLPH — State agencies are teaming up to ensure that Vermont brewers continue to brew up delicious beer and strong business this year instead of unwanted environmental violations. more

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MIDDLEBURY — Efforts to improve the health of women and children over the past few years by Vermont doctors and state agencies may be paying off although there are still nagging problems facing the health of the state’s women and children. more

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RUTLAND — Two free Suicide Awareness workshops will be held in September, specifically for individuals who own firearms. more

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MONTPELIER — After years of promoting a convenient nasal spray flu vaccine, Vermont Department of Health officials say the agency no longer stands by the product, despite having spent more than $600,000 on doses over the past three years. more

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As a practicing physician I am obligated to discuss risk versus benefit for any course of medical treatment. more

Letters to the Editor

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This noxious weed, more commonly known as wild parsnip, grows around many Vermont roads and country homesteads. more

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BURLINGTON — Epidemiologists at the Vermont Department of Health are concealing the number of refugees with contagious active tuberculosis disease. more

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MONTPELIER — Data from the Vermont Department of Health show that more than one-third of refugees resettled in Vermont test positive for tuberculosis. more

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