SVHC Weekly Health Update: June 2

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June 2, 2023

When it Comes to Prostate Cancer, You've Got Options

It’s only natural that a cancer diagnosis makes your mind jump to potential treatments. In the case of prostate cancer, not every diagnosis warrants aggressive treatment, or even any treatment at all. Dr. Matthew Vernon, Radiation Oncologist at Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, discusses options and strategies.


Cataract Awareness Month

Learn more about the symptoms of the leading cause of blindness worldwide with this focus on the solutions to restoring your vision.

The Trails are Calling

From bikes and hikes to paddles and strolls, the great outdoors is yours to explore on National Trails Day. Read More

World Blood Donor Day

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and platelets. Give the gift of life on June 14. ?Read More

Drink Up

When the weather heats up, staying hydrated is essential.

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Readsboro Gets Connected to High-Speed Fiber Internet

READSBORO, Vt. — Readsboro is now connected to high-speed Internet service for the first time with the help of DVFiber.
One Gig speeds are available now for 160 Readsboro households and businesses, and all remaining on-grid locations will be connected in the next few months. Customers interested in getting connected can check availability at and begin the process of signing up. 
The Town of Readsboro, through its support of DVFiber, is offering a $50 discount on the first month of service to all Readsboro customers who sign up by Nov. 1.
"It's been very exciting to see the ongoing fiber construction this summer in Readsboro," said Omar Smith, a member of both the Readsboro Select Board and DVFiber Governing Board. "Finally, after many years of pushing on privately owned providers plus seeking support and direction from local, state, and federal sources, an actual high-speed network is being built and is available to the whole town, not just the more densely populated areas."
After months of planning and engineering, DVFiber began constructing its new, 21st-century fiber optic network in 2022, focusing first on Readsboro where most households and businesses have lacked adequate Internet service for a long time. A small group of customers was connected in December of 2022 to test the network and to assure that future customers could expect excellent service. This service will soon be available throughout Readsboro.
"Our Governing Board is very pleased to see our Readsboro neighbors getting connected to enjoy the benefits of world-class high- speed Internet services," said Steven John, Chair of the DVFiber Governing Board. "We look forward to doing the same for all remaining unserved or underserved locations in our district. Our universal service plan and mission is to ensure digital equity for all."
The Deerfield Valley Communications Union District (DVCUD, dba DVFiber) is a community-owned, professionally managed and operated special-purpose municipality for the purpose of providing affordable, reliable, and fast Internet service to all households and businesses in its 24 member towns. Historically, small rural communities were left behind by commercial providers as being too expensive to warrant investment of private capital. DVFiber and other communications union districts are Vermont's solution to this long-standing problem.
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