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North Country Hospital ready as new breast density notification law goes into effect

NEWPORT — Getting your annual mammogram screening has been the key method for detecting breast cancer. 3D mammography, like that found at North Country Hospital and many facilities around the country, has improved mammography’s ability to detect breast cancers earlier, improving chances for survival. A new Vermont law that has just gone into effect mandates… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital earns ACR accreditation

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and… Keep Reading

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Dental center coming to Orleans in December

ORLEANS — Northern Counties Health Care recently announced the expansion of their dental program in collaborative partnership with North Country Hospital and the Village of Orleans. Once operational, the new Orleans Dental Center will employ a dentist, hygienist, dental assistant, receptionist and office supervisor. The practice will have two Operatories and two hygiene rooms, and… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital sonographer earns pediatric sonography specialty

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital now has a certified Pediatric Ultrasound technologist on staff. North Country Hospital Ultrasound Technologist, Bonnie Castonguay has earned a Pediatric Sonography specialty certification from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The ARDMS is the governing organization for Ultrasound Imaging in the United States and represents the highest standards… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital hosts annual Teddy Bear Clinic

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital hosted its annual “Teddy Bear Clinic” last Thursday and Friday. Kindergarten classes from Orleans, Irasburg, Glover, Newport, Derby, St. Paul’s and United Christian Academy brought their favorite stuffed animals in for a routine checkup. This program, designed to familiarize children with the hospital and staff, is in its 29th year.… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital and VASA team up in the name of ATV safety

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital, Safe Kids Vermont and VASA, Vermont ATV Sportsman’s Association, held a half day classroom training on April 23 to teach local youth the importance of safe riding and following the rules when riding ATVs. Trained instructors from VASA conducted the four-hour training, and students even enjoyed a visit from local… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital Community Outreach: Laundry Packet Dangers

North Country Hospital is committed to keeping kids safe. Liquid laundry packets are a modern convenience that many of us use to make our daily lives a little bit easier. Do you use liquid laundry packets? If so, do you know about the potential danger they pose to children? Beth Barnes, Community Outreach Specialist at… Keep Reading

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Vermont becomes 5th state to enact paid sick days law

MONTPELIER — Governor Peter Shumlin signed the Paid Sick Days bill into law this morning in a ceremony held in the House Chamber. Dozens of advocates and supporters joined the Governor to celebrate Vermont’s becoming the 5th state to enact such a law. The legislation establishes a mandatory minimum requirement for Vermont employers to provide… Keep Reading

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Repel, inspect, remove to prevent Lyme disease

BURLINGTON – How easy would it be to find a poppy seed hidden somewhere on your skin? Lyme disease is transmitted from the bite of infected deer ticks. This time of year the nymphs (immature ticks), which are about the size of a poppy seed, are biting and may spread the bacteria that cause Lyme… Keep Reading

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