SVMC: COVID-19 Update October 23

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October 23, 2020
Five Questions with Same-Day Total Hip Replacement Patient Linda Corey
Linda Corey is active in her job at Bennington Project Independence. She enjoys walking, especially around Old Bennington. When hip pain started to interfere with her life, she knew she needed to get help.
Air Travel During COVID
Especially as the holidays approach, people are eager to travel for visits with family and friends, and they want to know if it is safe. Quite simply, it’s not. 
Holiday Hosting Guide
It's time to reset expectations and get creative for the 2020 holiday hosting season. Definitely don't party like it's 2019! Learn More.
Fatty Liver Disease and Metabolic Syndrome
FLD, a symptomless disease that affects a quarter of the U.S. population, can lead to major health issues. Learn More.
Anterior and Posterior Hip Replacements
Get the information you need to have a discussion with your surgeon about which approach you would prefer. Read On.
COVID Webinar for Hoosick Falls
The last of SVHC's free region-specific COVID webinars is Thursday, October 29.
One attendee noted, "This presentation exceeded expectations. It was incredibly useful and informative, and I really appreciate being able to attend."
A Safe and Happy Halloween 
Celebrating this Halloween safely takes careful consideration. Here are some ideas for making it great.
Drive-Up Flu Vaccine Clinic
Don't miss your chance to get a flu shot 2 - 6 p.m. Thursday, October 29 at SVMC.
Details here.
SVMC's Virtual Urgent Care
Get care any time, day or night 365 days a year, for a wide range of health issues with Try it Now.
More COVID-19 Resources
Important phone numbers, frequently asked questions, articles, testing information, and more are available on our website.
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SVHC Fundraiser Features Virtual Grand Raffle & Drawings

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Jingle Bell Express, a virtual holiday-themed fundraising event to benefit Southwestern Vermont Health Care, kicked off on Friday, Nov. 20.
The centerpiece of the event is a grand raffle. It includes 10 packages worth $1,300 to $5,000 each. Prizes include $5,000 cash and a vacation in the French Riviera, with no expiration date, along with packages including dining at 13 restaurants, a diamond bracelet, golf at 10 courses, and much more.
Tickets are $100 each, and only 500 will be sold. One ticket offers a one-in-50 chance to win prizes valued at a total of more than $20,000. Ticket sales close on Monday, Dec. 14. The drawing will take place during a virtual event at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18. Tickets can be purchased at
"Participating in The Jingle Bell Express is an exciting way to celebrate the season and support your hardworking local healthcare providers," said Leslie Keefe, the vice president for corporate development at SVHC. "We hope the community will support our caregivers and join us in this special event."
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