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Perrigo launches the parent 'formula' for success

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:07am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont-based infant formula company Perrigo Nutritionals is launching a new parent-centered campaign. Every parent has a unique "formula" for how to juggle it all: family, work and "me" time. To celebrate the everyday parenting balancing act, Perrigo, the leading manufacturer of store brand infant formula, has launched the #ShareYourFormula Sweepstakes running now through April 24.

UVM closed from noon Tuesday until 6 am Thursday

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:53am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan has decided to close the University from noon today until 6 am. Thursday due to severe winter blizzard conditions. The President’s decision is based upon the recommendation of UVM’s Emergency Operations Group, which has been monitoring the weather forecast closely. Winter Storm Stella is expected to create blizzard conditions with snow fall rates of 1-3 inches per hour and more than 30-mile-hour sustained winds and gusts. Travel conditions are expected to be extremely hazardous.

Vermont Law School, Harvard researchers call for US national food strategy

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 6:01am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School and the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) on Monday announced the release of their "Blueprint for a National Food Strategy," a collaborative project that calls for a national food strategy in the United States to strengthen and support the nation's current and future food system needs.

Vermont kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 15

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 5:42am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Kids in Vermont will unite against tobacco use on March 15 as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States and around the world for this annual day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. (See below for a list of local events.)

On Kick Butts Day, kids encourage their peers to be tobacco-free, reject tobacco companies' devious marketing and urge elected officials to help make the next generation tobacco-free.

CVMC launches 'Own The Bone' hip fracture prevention program

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:38am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont – Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) this week launches the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)’s Own the Bone program, aimed at better identifying, evaluating and treating patients with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile, and can contribute to low bone density-related fragility fractures, specifically those resulting from standing-height or lower falls.

Grace Cottage’s McDevitt publishes book for clinicians

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:36am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Grace Cottage Hospital (Townshend) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Louise McDevitt is the author of a new book for clinical practitioners. Orthopedic Physical Assessment, published by Fitzgerald Health Education Associates and co-authored by McDevitt and FNP Monica Tombasco, is a reference guide to help Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Physician Assistants, medical students, and seasoned clinicians alike with orthopedic diagnosis and treatment.

'Big Change Roundup' raises over $314,000 to support patient care at Vermont Children’s Hospital

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:55am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The annual “Big Change Roundup for Kids” raised $314,667.17 to support specialized care provided at The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital. The Roundup is the largest fundraiser each year for Vermont Children’s. The three-month long coin collecting campaign is a joint project of the hospital and 98.9 WOKO-FM with support from hundreds of local businesses and community groups, and thousands of volunteers from throughout the region. Key sponsors this year include Maplefields, New England Federal Credit Union, Walmart and TC’s RV’s.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care earns state and national employer recognitions

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) has recently received two distinctions as a superior employer. The health system was named one of 2017’s Best Places to Work in Vermont for the third year in a row. In addition, SVHC was named to the Becker’s Hospital Review 2017 list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare.”

Vermont to participate in national criminal justice reform project

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 2:58pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the State of Vermont has been selected as one of five states to participate in a national criminal justice effort aimed at improving law enforcement practices and policies. The National Criminal Justice Reform Project (NCJRP) is a joint venture of the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the National Governors Association (NGA).

Leahy: The public’s right to know is under attack

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 2:41pm -- tim

by Patrick Leahy This is the first Sunshine Week, since it began in 2005, when the public’s right to know has been under direct assault, and on several fronts.  “Fake news,” “alternative facts,” retaliatory restrictions of press access by the White House, and demonizing attacks on the working press are eroding the public’s access to real facts and real information about what their government is doing.

Governor Scott has plan to expedite disclosure of EB-5 records

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:44pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today released his Administration’s plan to expedite public disclosure of records relating to EB-5 projects in the Northeast Kingdom in connection with alleged fraud case against Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger. In February, Scott directed the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) to develop a plan that would accelerate the release of documents, while protecting the State’s ability to enforce the law and maintaining the integrity of the State’s civil lawsuit against Quiros, Stenger and multiple corporations and partnerships.