SVMC Wellness Connection: May 24

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May 24, 2024

Tips for Keeping Your Picnic Safe & Delicious

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Who doesn’t love an outdoor picnic? Well, it is probably a safe bet that the 1 in 6 Americans who suffer from food poisoning each summer are not big fans. To reduce the odds this holiday weekend and all summer long, follow these simple food safety tips. 

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New Mental Health Resource for Youth in Bennington County 

Join UCS’ Children, Youth and Family Services division for an open house on May 28 to celebrate the opening of Healthy Options for Psychiatric Emergencies (HOPE House). The new program provides support and treatment for kids and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges through its Psychiatric Urgent Care for Kids (PUCK) program and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for elementary school-aged children.

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Understanding Celiac Disease

An estimated 3 million Americans have celiac disease, an inherited autoimmune disease triggered by gluten. Left undiagnosed and untreated, people with celiac disease are at risk for serious health consequences that extend well beyond a bellyache. Read More.

Don't Lose Another Good Night's Sleep

Do you ever wake up feeling exhausted, despite spending what seemed like a full night in bed? You are not alone. Millions of people experience disrupted sleep due to various reasons, one of which is sleep apnea, a common and easily treated sleep disorder. Read more.

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Vermont Conversations: Healthcare in Vermont

 

The Green Mountain Academy of Lifelong Learning (GMALL) invites you to Healthcare in Vermont, a panel discussion, on Tuesday, June 4 at Southern Vermont Arts Center, Arkell Pavilion, from 5:30-7 p.m.

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s President and CEO Tom Dee will be a featured panelist, along with Lorna Mattern, Executive Director, United Counseling Service and Keith Michl, MD FACP Internal Medicine. The discussion will be moderated by Kathleen Fisher.

 

This panel is one of a four-series that intends to spark civil discourse on topics crucial to our state and the future.

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SVMC Weekly Wellness Connection: June 14

June 14, 2024

A Time to Celebrate Differences & Promote Acceptance

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Autistic Pride Day, celebrated on June 18, is a movement led by people with autism spectrum disorder advocating for themselves versus organizations that spearhead efforts. The day serves as a reminder that people with autism have always been and will continue to be an important, treasured part of our human society.  

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A Community Celebration of Freedom Slated for June 19

On Wednesday, June 19, the community is invited to come together to celebrate Juneteenth—a historic holiday commemorating what is considered to be the effective end of slavery in the US and has been observed since June 19, 1865.

Live music, treats, and numerous activities for kids and families will be taking place in downtown Bennington. 

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ExpressCare v. Emergency Department

Understanding the difference between the urgent care provided at ExpressCare and the care offered at the Emergency Department is key to getting the right care in the timeliest manner this summer. Read More.

The Alarming Rise of Xylazine

Xylazine, a powerful veterinary sedative, is infiltrating the illicit drug market, posing a severe threat to users and presenting new challenges for healthcare professionals and first responders. Read More.

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