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December 19, 2014 No comments

DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK TARGETS A DEADLY INFECTION

Using knowledge gained from a national network of medical experts, Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) has dramatically improved the outcomes of patients with sepsis by focusing on early detection and rapidly delivering recommended care – doubling the chance of survival. Sepsis is the leading cause of deaths in U.S. hospitals. It affects nearly one million patients and costs […]

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December 17, 2014 No comments

TALLY HO!

Consider spending some time on Valentine’s Day searching for bald eagles in the Wilder Dam area.

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December 17, 2014 No comments

Bubblies: Not Just for Toasting

Wine makes a great gift, and fine wine is always a welcome accompaniment to a special holiday meal.

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December 9, 2014 No comments

Let the Races Begin…

The ‘Oscar Season’ has begun in earnest over the past few weeks, and the contenders for Best Actor are quickly becoming clear. As noted in this blog recently, the performances of Michael Keaton in ‘Birdman’ and Matthew McConaughey in ‘Interstellar’ set a high bar for what comes next. But with his performance as physicist Stephen […]

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December 2, 2014 No comments

Pentangle Arts’ Award-Winning Wassail Weekend Awaits!

Pentangle Arts’ Award-winning Wassail Weekend kicks-off on Friday, December 12th at 7:30 pm at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre! Let The Hot Club of San Francisco fire up your holiday spirits with their crowd pleasing, seasonally inspired concert, Cool Yule. The concert features traditional Christmas songs with some unexpected surprises all performed with the ensembles’ trademark […]

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November 26, 2014 No comments

The Propaganda Games: Biding Time…

In the age of the blockbuster, with sequels now the rule rather than the exception, we seem to be creating a new film genre: the ‘Pre-Sequel’. I would have to do some research to determine just where the idea began, but several good examples come to mind. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ […]

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December 19, 2014 No comments

Imagine: A new model for health care

Imagine a health system that focuses on health, not just health care. A new model for health care that puts patients first. That’s what we’re creating at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. With our Imagine campaign, we’re raising awareness for the changes we’re making to improve health care for generations to come. Dartmouth-Hitchcock doesn’t compete with other leading health […]

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December 19, 2014 No comments

DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK TARGETS A DEADLY INFECTION

Using knowledge gained from a national network of medical experts, Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) has dramatically improved the outcomes of patients with sepsis by focusing on early detection and rapidly delivering recommended care – doubling the chance of survival. Sepsis is the leading cause of deaths in U.S. hospitals. It affects nearly one million patients and costs […]

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December 19, 2014 No comments

AT THE INTERSECTION OF SCIENCE, HEALTH CARE, AND TECHNOLOGY: CSI

Amanda also suffers from chondrodysplasia punctata: a rare form of dwarfism that impacts the curvature of Amanda’s spine.

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September 11, 2014 No comments

King Arthur Flour: $16,000 Raised for Hunger Relief

Norwich, VT   With over a third of all Vermonters not being able to afford enough food, King Arthur Flour is proud to announce that nearly $16,000 was raised to combat the serious issue of hunger. The Second Annual Bakers’ Harvest Tasting Supper brought together two dozen food vendors and farms – allowing 130 attendees to […]

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The Upper Valley's diners are gems - and places that offer many varieties of comfort.
August 18, 2014 No comments

In Praise of Diners

This is an odd week for me, since many of my close friends are starting to pack their belongings in trunks and say their goodbyes before they head off to college. It’s a melancholy time, and as I say farewell I can’t help but think of all the times and places I experienced with my friends. […]

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June 16, 2014 No comments

Shady Lanes: Worthy Burger

It is entirely fitting to Worthy Burger’s ethos that it is out of the way, deep in the Vermont countryside. Many a wanderer has uncovered the tiny town of South Royalton, VT, after catching word of our region’s secret beef gem. I heard about it from Dartmouth’s student paper a year ago, and I can […]

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September 9, 2014 No comments

Get on Board the Brain Train

Want to stay in intellectual shape? You might want to invest in one of these brain training apps as recommended by CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/09/health/brain-training-apps/index.html?hpt=hp_c4    

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September 4, 2014 No comments

Social Media and Your Business

Calling all small businesses! Are you a home-based business, small retailer, farmer, independent contractor, or otherwise self-employed? The Cohase Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be hosting a special event on Tuesday Sept 9th at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. In conjunction with the VT Small Business Development Center, a seminar will be […]

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August 27, 2014 No comments

Hyperlapse Is Hyperfun

Check out this great new app from Instagram ( for iphones only)! It’s a lot of fun . You can capture vid with a tap of a finger and speed up your life in a matter of seconds. And, you can  then post your creative side to Facebook and Instagram instantly. It’s sooooo easy. Read […]

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August 10, 2014 No comments

TIL J Was the Last Letter Added to the Alphabet

J must be the loneliest letter in the alphabet. J came in last.

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July 27, 2014 No comments

TIL I Am Not the Only Mother Who Dealt With This.

Disaster relief request made by kid whose mother declared his bedroom a disaster area.

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July 7, 2014 No comments

TIL African elephants can distinguish human languages, genders and ages associated with danger.

Elephants are amazing. I only wish they could see, hear and smell a poacher from 10 miles away. But, they are able to listen to languages spoken nearby and know if it is coming from a possible threat. http://www.nature.com/news/elephants-recognize-the-voices-of-their-enemies-1.14846  

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December 8, 2014 No comments

Making the Perfect Gift

The Holiday season is here. Many of us are looking for the perfect gift for family and friends. It is sometimes difficult to know what your spouse, child or friend will appreciate receiving. We spend a lot of time thinking about these gifts. More often than not, more thought and care goes into seasonal and […]

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November 20, 2014 No comments

Alzheimer’s Awareness

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month. As part of its ongoing effort to provide support for the aging population and caregivers, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center hosted a series of workshops devoted to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This article is based on a presentation by Kesstan Blandin, PhD, Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging and Aleksandra Stark, […]

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October 26, 2014 No comments

Portability Election Extension Ends 12/31/14

Portability is a big deal. It authorizes executors of estates of decedents dying after December 31, 2010, to elect to transfer any unused exclusion to the surviving spouse. The amount received by the surviving spouse is called the deceased spousal unused exclusion, or DSUE amount. The surviving spouse may apply the DSUE amount received from […]

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