SVHC Weekly Health Update: July 16

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July 16, 2021
Medical Matters Weekly: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dr. Trey Dobson spoke with Dr. Lisa Downing-Forget of SVMC Internal Medicine and Rebecca Filson, FNP, of SVMC's Hospital Medicine Department, to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in health care on this week's Medical Matters Weekly.
Summer Travel
Unvaccinated people and families with kids under age 12 should be careful while traveling this summer. SVMC Infection Prevenionist Donna Barron, RN, shares how to avoid COVID-19 on the road.
10 Facts about Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Spencer Ciancola, PA, at SVMC ExpressCare, explains what you need to know about treating skin reactions. Read More.
Headache or Migraine?
Migraines are a common but very treatable condition. Neurologist Emma Weiskopf shares how she helps patients find relief. Read More.
Picnic Food Safety
Registered Dietitian Rachel Rodney offers reminders to ensure you don't bring food poisoning home from your next summer picnic. Read More.
A Colorectal Cancer Screening Survey
Help us learn more about how to improve rates of colorectal cancer screening by taking a quick survey. Then, enter to win a gift card! Take the Survey.
Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID shots are available 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. every day at SVMC's Respiratory Evaluation Center/ExpressCare.
Medical Matters Weekly Preview
Psychologist Dr. Rosalind Case of Monash University in Australia will explain what sorts of info could inspire the unvaccinated to get the shot. Read More.
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SVHC Previews Sept. 22 Medical Matters Weekly

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care's (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson—a weekly interactive, multiplatform medical-themed talk show—will feature Ayla Ellison, the editor-in-chief of Becker's Hospital Review, on its September 22 program. The publication is a leading source of news for hospital executives. 
The show will air at 12 p.m. She will share her insights on hospital trends throughout the last year.
The show is produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on Facebook at and The show is also available to view or download a podcast on
After the program, the video will be available on area public access television stations. On CAT-TV, viewers will find the show on channel 1075 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. Friday, and 7 p.m. Saturday. GNAT-TV's Comcast channel 1074 airs the program at 8 a.m. Monday, 9 p.m. Wednesday, and 1 p.m. Saturday.
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