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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

Nov 1, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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

Oct 29, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle


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

Oct 3, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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

Sep 25, 2017 1:03 PM The Vermont Eagle


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

Aug 17, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle


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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

Aug 3, 2017 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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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

May 31, 2017 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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

Apr 25, 2017 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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

Apr 24, 2017 5:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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

Jan 18, 2017 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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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

Oct 5, 2016 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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

Sep 8, 2016 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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

Aug 29, 2016 1:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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

Jul 12, 2016 12:00 PM 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

Jul 8, 2016 12:17 PM The Vermont Eagle

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

Jun 27, 2016 3:54 PM The Vermont Eagle 2 Comments

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

Jun 8, 2016 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle


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MONTPELIER — With opioid addiction increasing at alarming rates, Vermont leaders are open to new ideas, including the use of medical marijuana to help mitigate the crisis. more

Jun 1, 2016 3:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

KILLINGTON – The Vermont Department of Health and Vermont Community Garden Network have awarded 10 food garden grants to small businesses and organizations around the state including the Town of Killington’s municipal office. more

Apr 29, 2016 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle


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BURLINGTON – The Vermont Department of Health announced April 15 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the state's first case of zika virus in a Vermont resident, an adult who traveled to a zika affected area. more

Apr 15, 2016 2:48 PM The Vermont Eagle

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