SVHC's Weekly COVID-19 Update: October 2

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October 2, 2020
COVID Reminders for Cooler Weather 
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's Chief Medical Officer Trey Dobson, MD, shares the five basic steps for keeping cases of COVID-19 low and five additional considerations as the cooler weather comes on. By implementing COVID-19 precautions consistently, we can enjoy fall and winter safely.
Six Surprising Facts about Breast Cancer Risk
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rebecca Hewson-Steller, RN, CN-BN, nurse navigator at the SVMC Breast Health and Imaging Center, relays six breast cancer risk factors you may not know and how to decrease your risk with screening and healthy behaviors.
How to Do a Tick Check 
Did you know tick activity actually spikes in October? Thorough tick checks are one great way to catch the buggers before they make you sick.
Three Experts: Helping Kids Choose Healthy Foods 
Our medical, nutrition, and child development experts share their top tips. Learn More.
The Unbelievable History of the First Vaccine
While we await the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine, it is interesting to learn how the first one came to be. Learn more.
COVID Webinars
SVHC will host five free region-specific COVID webinars featuring its clinical experts on several evenings throughout October. Register Here.
Drive-Up Flu Vaccine Clinics
SVMC wants to make it easy for you to get a flu shot this year. Flu shots are available every Thursday in October from 2-6 p.m. Details here.
SVMC's Virtual Urgent Care
You can get care any time, day or night, for a wide range of health issues with SVMC's new virtual urgent care,
More COVID-19 Resources
Important numbers, frequently asked questions, articles, testing information, and more are available on our website.
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SVMC To Hold Online COVID-19 Information Session

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), and Bennington's office of the Vermont Department of Health will appear in a digital information session regarding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
The event is made possible with cooperation from CAT-TV and the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Members of the public are invited to view and ask questions during the live broadcast at The program will also air on CAT-TV's public channel 1075.
The session will feature SVMC's Chief Medical Officer Trey Dobson and Bennington's Public Health Services District Director for the Vermont Department of Health Megan Herrington. They will discuss the status of a community vaccine clinic and answer questions. The Chamber's Executive Director Matthew Harrington will moderate.
Dr. Dobson is an emergency medicine physician with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, an instructor of Emergency Medicine at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, and the chief medical officer for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. He serves on the Medical Executive Committee of Dartmouth-Hitchock and will join the Board of Trustees in January 2021. He is the past president of the Vermont Medical Society and currently sits on the Governance Council. He performs medical practice peer review for the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, a nonprofit organization designated by the Vermont Legislature. Prior to entering a career in medicine, Trey obtained a master's in Geology. He earned his medical degree at The University of Tennessee and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia. 
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