Tag Archives: Health
By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger
The new teacher health insurance deal passed by the Legislature last week gives school boards little choice but to require teachers and support staff to pay 20 percent of premiums.
The premiums on these new health insurance plans range from $523…
The time to act is now. The Legislature faces a rare opportunity to make Vermont more affordable for all.
The Affordable Care Act requires renegotiations of all teacher health insurance plans before Jan. 1, 2018. This provision allows the state to save money…
There are 2.5 million patients that come to Planned Parenthood for care every year, regardless of their zip code, income, sexual orientation, race, religion, gender, or country of origin.
Shutting down Planned Parenthood would deny millions of patients access to its cancer screenings,…
By Kevin Theissen
We hear over and over again how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But being healthy for its own sake isn’t easy—especially when you’re facing down temptation or battling procrastination. For some, the monetary benefits of a healthy lifestyle may offer…
By Marguerite Jill Dye
Throughout life, coping with physical, mental, and emotional highs and lows is part of the human condition. Sometimes our challenges do us in; other times we survive and thrive. Now and then we require intervention of professionals in their fields, so…
By Kevin Theissen
Healthcare. Retirement. Those may be two of the most stressful words in the English language today. Especially when you include them both in the same sentence. For instance, a married couple that saves $326,000 has a 90 percent chance of having enough…
By Karrie Etzler
It’s the start of another year, and while some Vermonters are preoccupied with the pursuit of personal ambitions and keeping resolutions, there are others, far less content and facing uncertainties, chief among them affordable health insurance.
According to Dr. Timothy Cook, a…
PITTSFORD—An internet startup seeks to increase life expectancy with health coaching. Health Coach Connect, LLC, has launched a web-based platform, Health Coach Connect, to help people interested in making sustainable lifestyle changes to connect with professional health coaches of varying specialties, according to a recent…
By Adam Federman, VTDigger.org RUTLAND — A settlement between Rutland City and the Agency of Natural Resources seeks to put to rest differences over the remediation of Moon Brook. The agreement signed Thursday, Oct. 6, dismisses an earlier appeal filed by the city challenging the agency’s…
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Local News 21 September, 2018