Despite the first snowstorm of the season being forecast by the National Weather Service to land early Wednesday morning, the policy offering shelter will not be in effect in 11 of 12 of the state’s regions Wednesday, per the Department for Children and Families' website.
The state’s Covid levels returned to “low” last week after two weeks of “medium” levels.
From January to July 2022, xylazine was involved in 38 of 126 opioid overdose deaths among state residents, according to the Vermont Department of Health. That is more than double the rate for the same period last year, and reflects a steady rise since 2020.
The contract, which will run through September 2025, includes language recognizing the hospital’s obligation to honor a staffing grid it submits to the state; safety and health provisions; and improvements to critical need and other specialty pay.
Education, prevention and serious regulation of pharma and the chemical and industrial food industries — that’s the only way to reduce the chronic diseases that drive so much health care expense now.
The Vermont Women’s Health Center, founded 50 years ago, was the first place in the state to provide legal, elective abortion. It survived a ballot referendum, a fire and an onslaught of out-of-state protesters.
The health department also reported updated vaccination numbers, showing a low uptake of the bivalent booster.
In a recent interview, the new chair of the Green Mountain Care Board avoided staking out policy positions on the reform proposals that define the board’s work. “One of the important things about this job is you come in as a neutral arbiter,” he said.
Halloween parties and turkey dinners are safer than they have been in years, but there are a few simple steps you can take to help protect high-risk people in your life, according to the Vermont Department of Health.
The hospital’s chief financial officer, Tracey Paul, has stepped in as the hospital’s interim managing officer.