Tag Archives: Health

Mountain Meditation
May 3, 2018

Let’s go for a walk!

A little poem I wrote in my 20s still holds true today: A Walk, Just a Walk A walk, just a walk, without destination, not hampered by unhappiness, or pressured by time. A walk, just a walk, that exercised thought, shared a smile,…

How much will school employees pay in health care premiums?
Local News
June 28, 2017

How much will school employees pay in health care premiums?

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…

Letter
May 18, 2017

Statewide teachers’ health plan a rare opportunity

Dear Editor,

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…

Letter
May 11, 2017

An attack on women’s health

Dear Editor,

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,…

Column
May 3, 2017

Putting a price tag on your health

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…

Survival of the richest, health care part two
Column
March 29, 2017

Survival of the richest, health care part two

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…

Local News
January 18, 2017

High cost of health coverage irks Vermonters

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…

Cutting-edge health coach internet site debuts
News Briefs
January 11, 2017

Cutting-edge health coach internet site debuts

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…