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SVMC: COVID-19 Update July 23
  July 23, 2021   Medical Matters Weekly: To Vax or Not to Vax     On this week's Medical Matters Weekly, Dr. Trey Dobson spoke with Dr. Rosalind Case of Australia's Monash University to discuss the psychological aspects of deciding whether or not to get vaccinated. WATCH NOW   Hosting Guests this Summer     Follow this expert guidance from SVMC Infection Preventionist Donna Barron, RN, for COVID-safe visits with family and friends. READ MORE     The CDC's Latest Mask Guidance The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a helpful chart to help you determine when to mask up. Read More.     Raising Active Kids Pediatrician Dr. Jaclyn Lozier provides lots of fun and engaging ideas for getting active with the children in your life. Read More.   The Benefits of Time Spent in Nature Dr. Kim Fodor hails the restorative power of even a little time in the great outdoors.  Read More.     A Colorectal Cancer Screening Survey Help us learn more about how to improve rates of colorectal cancer screening by taking a quick survey. Then, enter to win a gift card! Take the Survey.     Your COVID-19 Vaccine No appointment is necessary to get a COVID vaccine at SVMC's Respiratory Evaluation Center/ExpressCare. Now you can get Moderna on Tuesday and Thursday. Read More.   Next on Medical Matters Weekly Dara Zink of Bennington's Project Against Violent Encounters discusses health and domestic violence on the June 28th show. Read More.   OUR CORPORATE SPONSOR:       Southwestern Vermont Health Care |  ‌  ‌  
North End Edges North Berkshire Squad at La Festa Baseball Exchange
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Despite a furious comeback effort by the team from North Berkshires, the North End hung on for a 7-5 win in Friday's opener of the La Festa Baseball Exchange.   The players from both teams will hang on to the memories of the weekend even longer.   "At the cookout today, when the kids sat
@theMarket: Wild Week for Stocks
In just one week, the major averages have had a 3 percent swing from lows to highs. These gyrations go hand in hand with the high level of indecision investors are feeling right now. Can you blame them?   Last week, and into the end of the day on Monday, the S&P 500 Index registered a 3 percent decline. In the next few days,
Williams-Led Research Team Awarded $1.6M Grant
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Ron Bassar, assistant professor of biology at Williams College, has been awarded a  grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).    The three-year, $1.6 million dollar grant will support research aimed at understanding how temporal variation in ecological and evolutionary processes allow
College Notes: Summer & Fall 2021
Two Berkshire County graduates have been accepted to Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., as a member of the class of 2025. Gracie Towler of North Adams will be majoring in electrical engineering and Kate Kerwood of Pittsfield will be majoring in aeronautical engineering.   Graduations Clark University in Worcester awarded 490
Norr Hashem Joins SVMC Pownal Campus
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is pleased to welcome Norr Hashem, DO, family medicine physician, to the SVMC Pownal Campus and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.    Dr. Hashem completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey, his medical degree at New York College
Q&A: Williams Museum Exhibit to Explore Olympic Art as Propaganda
Elissa Watters earned a master's degree from Williams College in 2018. She returns as the guest curator of 'Art Sport, and Propaganda: 1972 Munich Olympics.' WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Marketing is integral to the modern Olympic Games, and the products are not limited to sneakers and sports
Williamstown Town Manager Search Group Sets Survey, Listening Sessions
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The committee advising the Select Board on the selection of the next town manager is launching a multi-front effort to gather input from the community about its priorities for the next occupant of the corner office at Town Hall.   On Tuesday, the Town Manager Search Advisory Committee finalized the
Shellie Burdick Joins SVMC Pownal Campus
BENNINGTON, Vt. —Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) welcomed Shellie Burdick, family medicine physician, to the SVMC Pownal Campus and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.    Burdick completed her undergraduate studies at Houghton College in New York, her medical degree at New York College of Osteopathic
Berkshire Communities Receive Shared & Complete Streets Funding
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Five Berkshire communities have received more than a half-million in state grants this week for streetscape improvements, including a $28,000 grant to Williamstown that could turn a downtown street into a parklet.    Adams, Savoy, Sheffield, and Williamstown received in total $126,300 in funding
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