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Vermont has the highest rate of opioid use among pregnant women, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that studied delivery hospitalizations in 28 states.

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Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center have made a breakthrough that may help doctors identify patients who are at greater risk of contracting sepsis, a potentially life-threatening infection complication.

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has released an online "toolkit" to help doctors and nurses better serve mothers with substance abuse disorders and their babies.

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A 70-year-old woman is dead and her son is in custody after New Hampshire police responded to reports of an active shooter Tuesday at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

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At the end of May, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will be closing a program that treats a wide range of women's reproductive hormonal and infertility issues. And that has left a lot of women in the Upper Valley angry.

The CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. James Weinstein, has announced he will be retiring from his position at the end of June 2017.

The World Medical Association is urging health organizations around the globe to take their money out of fossil fuels. Two of the region's largest medical institutions still hold stock in fossil fuel companies.

A high-ranking official at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is resigning as the hospital deals with budget challenges.

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will be spearheading research in ways to address obesity among elderly people.

A new study from Dartmouth-Hitchcock shows surgeons are over-prescribing painkillers.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, one of New England's largest teaching hospitals, has reported a budget deficit of $12 million.

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Dr. Dennis McCullough, a Norwich resident who pioneered the slow medicine movement, died unexpectedly earlier this month. He was 72.

New research out of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) as a result of their mother's opiate use shows that a different method for neo-natal care can address infants' symptoms more effectively.

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical System has sued Vermont for paying community hospitals higher Medicaid rates than are paid to the New Hampshire facility.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock's lawsuit alleges that Vermont’s policy is unconstitutional because it treats the Lebanon, New Hampshire-based health care provider differently from Vermont hospitals, even though the services they deliver are the same. The suit says the policy also violates federal Medicaid laws.

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A group of about 30 physicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has completely revamped the way they deliver pre-natal care to make sure patients don’t feel shuffled from doctor to doctor. The move came in response to a pregnant patient who was not happy with the way her appointments were handled.

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Got your flu shot yet? If you work for a Vermont healthcare facility, you are no doubt being urged to get one right away. In fact, at some hospitals, employees who don’t get immunized will have to wear a mask when around patients—or lose their jobs.

That’s the policy at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

Walk through the big glass doors into the circular lobby of the hospital, and you get a smile from a volunteer at the information desk. One of those greeters is Barbara Olson of West Lebanon.

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is trying to prevent the spread of a skin condition known as crusted scabies. Also called Norwegian scabies, the disease is non-life threatening and easily treatable if caught in time.

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For many people with epilepsy, seizures are debilitating, dangerous, and unavoidable.

But a new device approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year offers new hope and stunning results.

Clinical studies of the device were conducted at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center in Lebanon, N.H. Some patients there are now going to able to live much more independently with tiny computers embedded in their skulls.

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Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend are looking for ways to collaborate more closely.

They say the goal is to make health care more cost-effective and accessible in southeastern Vermont.

The hospitals are only 17 miles apart and they want to learn how they can better coordinate care in the region.

They’re turning to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and a consulting firm to gather data that will lead to recommendations later this year.

Steven Gordon is president of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.