SVHC's Weekly Health Update: September 17

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September 17, 2021
Medical Matters Weekly: Emergency Department Renovation and Expansion
On Medical Matters Weekly, Trey Dobson, MD, spoke with Jill Maynard, RN, the director of nursing for the Emergency Department and ICU, about exciting changes coming to the SVMC Emergency Department.
The COVID Resource Center
Whether you need a COVID test, your first or second vaccine, or a third vaccine for immune-compromised people, the COVID Resource Center can help.
Over-the-Counter Pain Medications
They are easy to get, but that doesn't mean they are safe. Dr. Patrice Thornton explains why. Read More.
Amazing Apples
Kristin Irace, RD, loves apples for their taste and their powerful nutrition benefits. Discover the surprising facts about this seasonal fruit. Read More.
Your Ovarian Cancer Plan
For Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month, OB/GYN Dr. Kimberley Sampson provides a reassuring course of action.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Webinar
An expert panel will share everything you need to know but were afraid to ask. Don't miss it! Read More.
Schedule Lab Appointments Online
That's right! Now you can schedule a blood draw quicker than ever on the service's web page. See How.
The Next Medical Matters Weekly
Ayla Ellison, editor-in-chief of Becker's Hospital Review, provides her national healthcare perspective. Read More.
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Oct. 20 Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Vanessa Britto of Brown University

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 Brown University’s Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Executive Director of Health and Wellness Vanessa Britto, MD, on its October 20 program. 
The show will air at 12 p.m. She will share the university’s pioneering role as one of the first institutions to mandate COVID vaccines for students and staff.
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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