SVHC's Weekly COVID-19 Update: March 5

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March 5, 2021
Medical Matters Weekly: Getting to Herd Immunity
In this week's Medical Matters Weekly, Dr. Dobson hosted Pharmacists Rob Sherman and Emilee Bonnier. They discussed everything from what its like to be a pharmacist to the similarities and differences between the available COVID-19 vaccines.
Visitation Resumes at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation 
Several residents and patients at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation received their first in-person visits from family and friends since before Thanksgiving. Administrator Suzanne Anair shares current visiting guidelines.
Steroid Injection and COVID-19 Vaccine  
If you get steroid injections for osteoarthritis, for instance, see this important information about timing your care. Read More.
Why Your Colonoscopy Can’t Wait
Dr. David Furman shares his top 10 reasons to talk to your doctor about a screening colonoscopy today. Read More.
Help for People Quitting Tobacco
Learn about the personalized one-on-one quit counseling and other resources for quitting tobacco. Read More.
Medical Matters Features Michael Calderwood, MD
Dr. Trey Dobson will speak with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health's infectious disease expert on March 10. Read More.
Current Vaccine Group
We are vaccinating those aged 65 and older and preparing to vaccinate those who have a high-risk health condition starting March 8. Read More.
Regional Case Counts
Your state's department of health is the best source of accurate and up-to-date info about new COVID-19 cases where you live. Get the Links.
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SVHC Thanks Local Businesses

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation recently approached several businesses who donated items to help medical staff remember to take care of themselves.
According to a SVHC press release, healthcare workers, working long hours caring for COVID-19 patients and others, needed a reminder to take a few moments to care for their own health and wellbeing. Businesses answered with donations of items that helped our staff remember to take care of themselves.
"Our staff is so dedicated and deeply compassionate, but we know they are not an inexhaustible resource," said Paula Seaman, director of Quality, a department that also helps ensure that staff have the support they need to give high-quality care on a consistent basis. "These generous businesses helped us provide a gentle reminder that our staff need to take care of themselves, too."
Businesses and individuals donated everything from snowshoes and yoga classes to paint-and-sip classes and photography sessions. Businesses include Ben & Jerry's, Bennington County Maple Sugar Makers, Bromley, Bob Bushee Maple House, Megan Cross Photography, Dunkin, Equipe Sports, Gifted Nails, Hannaford, Heart of the Village Yoga, Jeff Heimbach Photography, JK Adams Kitchen Store, Hildene—the Lincoln Family Home, Home Depot, Serena Jenkins, La Papaya Spa, Manchester Woodcraft, Maplebrook Farm, Merck Forest, Mother Myricks, Greg Nesbit Photography, Price Chopper, Pure Complexion, Ramiro Garay Photography, The Yoga Place, Vermont Country Store, Walmart, and Wilcox Dairy.
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