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MIDDLEBURY | Priscilla and George Gilman of Salisbury were admitted to University of Vermont — Porter Medical Center in Middlebury after they were bitten by a rabid coyote on April 1. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

The Vermont House Health Care Committee has brought out a bill (H.524) that at best has nothing to recommend it, and at worst, would make Vermont’s health care situation worse for thousands of innocent people. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Members of the Vermont Opioid Coordination Council released their long-awaited progress report. Read more

Editorials

BURLINGTON | The Vermont Department of Health and officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working with the Wake Robin retirement community in Shelburne to respond to an outbreak... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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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). Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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. Read more

Editorials

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. Read 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. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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. Read 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. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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

The Sun

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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”. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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

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

The Vermont Eagle