One way is growing the ranks of nursing professionals through a collaborative effort with Southern Vermont College down the road. On Tuesday, the two institutions announced an affiliation that will create a pipeline for nursing students and provide opportunities for SVHC employees to further their educational opportunities.
Mack Molding, the privately-owned business of Don Kendall and his family, has donated $5 million for Southwestern Vermont Health Care's emergency department expansion and renovation project at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.
In fact, the time between when a new antibiotic is introduced and when resistance starts to be noticed among bacteria has fallen from 10 years to just 1. These developments have given rise to the "super bugs." These bacteria can be resistant to nearly every antibiotic developed to kill them.
According to a recent study reported by the Centers for Disease Control, flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness by 40 percent to 60 percent. By taking other precautions, like hand washing and avoiding close contact with those who are ill, in addition to getting a flu shot, you get excellent overall protection.
Gardening also relates to many desirable health benefits. According to the Centers for Disease Control, "gardening is an excellent way to get physical activity." And physical activity is a great way to ward off lots of common diseases, like type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, depression, colon cancer and more.