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    Beware: Wild parsnips cause skin burns

    08/11/2015 12:37 PM EDT
    BURLINGTON >> A common plant found along roadsides and open areas may not appear harmful but its sap contains a chemical that causes serious skin reactions when exposed to sunlight. The sap, or juice, inside the stems, leaves, flowers, and 
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    Eat well to Live well
    08/11/2015 12:36 PM EDT - BY DIANA PAGNUCCO Everybody wants great health, but making day-to-day changes can be hard. Extra weight, low energy, or a chronic condition bring worry and frustration. With my support, step-by-step and at your pace, you can permanently shift Full Story

    Pierce joins SVMC's ExpressCare
    08/11/2015 12:35 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has announced the appointment of Kelsey Pierce, PA, as a physician assistant in the hospital's ExpressCare department. Pierce is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston Full Story

    Overcoming any of life's many crises with resiliency
    08/03/2015 07:08 AM EDT - The world can be a wonderful place. It can also be wildly unpredictable. In the midst of what seems to be a steady and happy period in life, an event suddenly happens that feels like a catastrophe. A good example is the loss of a job. Full Story

    Keeping cool and avoiding heatstroke
    08/03/2015 07:08 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> When the weather gets hot and sticky — like it did in the Berkshires last week — the chances of contracting a heat-related illness can rise like the thermometer. Heat stroke, also known as sunstroke, is the most Full Story

    Portrait of a Life-Long Body Worker: Cyndy Shaw
    07/22/2015 10:48 AM EDT - MANCHESTER >> The red clapboard building at the corner of Main Street and Memorial Avenue in Manchester has had several incarnations. Cyndy Shaw's grandmother, Esther Graves Shaw, was a switchboard operator there in the early 1900s. Full Story

    Pre-diabetes: A wake-up call for better health
    07/16/2015 09:32 PM EDT - If you've been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, you are far from alone. In fact, the number of pre- diabetics have increased at such alarming rates over the last generation that some experts call it an epidemic. Full Story

    Outdoor exercise: Good for the mind and body
    07/16/2015 09:32 PM EDT - Gym memberships are becoming more and more popular, but exercising outdoors could actually be better for your mind and body, as well as your wallet. Rachel Plaine, founder of Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness in Pittsfield, Mass. Full Story

    Ask Doctor K: The best treatment for gallstones
    07/13/2015 06:50 AM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> I was recently diagnosed with gallstones, and my doctor recommended surgery. Is this the best option, or can I consider other treatments? DEAR READER >> Gallstones are pebble-like deposits that form inside the Full Story

    Juvenile Arthritis: Pediatric rheumatologist in short supply
    07/13/2015 06:51 AM EDT - Camp Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Fairlee, Vt., is a lot like any other camp. Youngsters sleep away from their homes, eat together, and participate in outdoor activities like canoeing and archery. There is just one notable difference — each child has juvenile arthritis.

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    Girls named Destiny questioned in cliffside vandalism case

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sheriff's deputies have interviewed more than a dozen girls named "Destiny" trying to crack a vandalism case where someone spray-painted a prom invitation on a southwest Idaho cliffside. Full Story
    On-air shooter threatened to make 'headlines,' showed anger

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. Full Story