SVHC Weekly Health Update: Dec. 23

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December 23, 2022

#5 in SVHC's 8-Week Healthy Holiday Challenge

Radiation Oncologist Matthew Vernon, MD, shares the fifth challenge in SVHC's 8-Week Healthy Holiday Challenge. Get a fresh goal every Friday through January 13, and share your progress on social media with #SVHCHHC.


Coping with Pain

Chronic pain can seem insurmountable, but there are many useful approaches for managing it. Joshua Tobe, MD, guides you through making a personalized strategy.


A Lower Sugar Holiday

Registered Dietitian Kristin Irace offers up holiday eating hints you can feel good about.

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Teaching Kids Handwashing

It's not easy, but teaching a consistent handwashing habit is worth the effort. Read More.

Free COVID Antigen Tests

Every U.S. household is eligible to order four more free at-home COVID-?19 tests from

Support Businesses That Support SVHC


This holiday season the SVHC Foundation invites you to visit the local businesses helping bridge the $1 million gap between us and our $25 million goal. The Vision 2020 project will expand emergency and cancer services to residents regionwide.

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Sage City Symphony Presents Free Winter Concert

BENNINGTON, Vt. — On Sunday, Feb. 5, at 4:00 p.m. Sage City Symphony will present a Winter Concert at Greenwall Auditorium in the VAPA Building at Bennington College. 
Admission is free and open to all.   
The program will feature Symphony No. 39 in E? Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A Major by J. S. Bach, with soloist Lyndon Moors; and Divertimento for String Orchestra by Béla Bartók. 
Covid Protocols: All current and evolving guidelines issued by the CDC, the State of Vermont, and Bennington College will be followed. Face masks and social distancing may be required ("pod" seating permitted), and proof of vaccination and ID may be requested at the door. In the event of a resurgence of Covid infection rates, postponement or cancellation of this concert will be posted on the Symphony's website at   
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