Shumlin Hails Vt’s No. 1 Health Ranking

For the fourth year in a row, Vermont has been ranked as the healthiest state in the country. The state did well in categories including low incidences in violent crime and low-birth-weight-babies, as well as low rates of infectious disease.

Health Department Says Whooping Cough Cases Rising

The state Health Department says cases of whooping cough are increasing in Vermont. The state says there have been 201 confirmed cases this year – and 68 of them have been reported from June 1 through August 8.

State Hospital Head Resigns

The head of the Vermont State Hospital is stepping down. Terry Rowe says she is leaving the post she has held for seven years to take another job in state government.