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RUTLAND | Vermont Department of Health officials began warning people who use street drugs to seek a supply of the overdose “reversal” drug naloxone (commercially known as Narcan). more

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A new state report about a pilot program to test school drinking water for lead recommends that all Vermont school water systems be tested for the toxic metal immediately. more

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SHOREHAM  – Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region (CHCRR), including centers in Brandon and Shoreham, went tobacco free this summer, according to a news statement by CHCRR officials. more

The Vermont Eagle

Of the nearly 1,500 calls in 2015-2016 to Vermont’s Emergency Medical Services to aid in a fall incident, 8 out of 10 involved people who were 65 years of age or older. more

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MIDDLEBURY | Several Vermont State Police barracks and municipal police station in our area now accept unused and unwanted prescription medication from members of the public year-round. more

The Vermont Eagle

MIDDLEBURY | The annual Rabies Bait Drop, a cooperative effort between Vermont and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services to stop the spread of the rabies, started on Aug. 8. more

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RAY BROOK | Harmful algal blooms are a concern for safe water play come summer. more

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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

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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

The Vermont Eagle

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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

The Vermont Eagle

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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

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

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

The Vermont Eagle

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

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

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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

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

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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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