Flu season reaches peak in NH

New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Service says flu cases are peaking in the state, and are spreading across all demographic groups.

Welch says committee appointment will give Vermont clout

Congressman Peter Welch says his new committee assignment in the House should give Vermont new clout on important national issues. He concedes that two years ago he said largely the same thing when he landed on the Rules Committee. But Welch says the new position will help him build on work he began in his first term.

VPR Evening News December 4th, 2008

Health care advocates say Vermont’s system could be a model for the country; Amtrak service may be reduced; Third priest sex abuse trial opens; Fairpoint expands broadband service in Bennington County; Vt. State Police director will retire next year; and commentator Ted Levin on barn owls.

Report finds Vermont is healthiest state

The report by the United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the Partnership for Prevention says Vermont has made progress in areas where the rest of the country needs improvement.

NH medical centers facing uncertain future

Public health experts say most New Hampshire hospitals and community health centers are faring well right now, but their future is shaky because of rising costs and the faltering economy.

Officials begin health care survey

Health care planners hope Vermonters are willing to answer questions in a poll this fall. The Division for Health Care Administration Health conducts an extensive survey every few years.

Community Health Centers

Vermont’s Community Health Centers are an important piece of the state’s health care puzzle. On the next Vermont Edition, we’ll talk about how these centers operate.  Also, an interview with one of the state’s top college professors and we’ll learn about an art exhibit in Stowe featuring the work of one of Mexico’s best known painters.

Midday Newscast: July 10, 2008

Here are the top stories at noon: Springfield has turned to Hollywood as the town begins to recover from a devastating fire taht hit the downtown earlier this week; Congressman Peter Welch says he thinks Washington can benefit from his experiences in Vermont dealing with health care reform…

Welch sponsors health care reform bill

Some members of Congress are getting an early start on what’s expected to be a big debate next year on the U-S health care system. Peter Welch is one of them. Todd Zwillich has more.