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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cells in the colon or rectum grow out of control. Abnormal growths, called polyps, can form in the inner lining of the colon or rectum and some of the polyps can turn into cancer. Screening beginning at age 45 can locate the polyps so they can be removed […]

Every Child Deserves a Beautiful Smile

Is there anything truly better than a child’s smile and laugh? It is nearly impossible to miss that contagious giggle! Everyone deserves a beautiful smile and teeth they can be proud of. Understand the importance of oral health and how to maintain that beautiful smile. Childhood tooth decay, also known as caries or cavities, is […]

Primary Care and Heart Health

At Community Health, heart health is a major focus for all of our primary care providers (PCP) who are deploying prevention initiatives and screenings and proactively looking for the early signs of heart disease. At Community Health we put a significant focus on heart health, constantly working on prevention with screenings and routine care to […]

Cervical Cancer Is Preventable and Curable

Get informed. Get screened. Get vaccinated. Cervical cancer is a condition that is preventable and curable. It can be detected by annual screening known as a PAP test. Also, the HPV vaccine, administered before a child is 14 years old, prevents the virus from becoming a cancer producing infection. Cervical cancer screenings and HPV vaccinations […]

Community Connection Winter 2022-2023

As we look ahead to 2023, we marvel at our tenacity, endurance and optimism. Many families are gathering for the first time in two years by making plans to travel, as well as return to the community events and celebrations that warm our spirits in these winter months. Community Health understands the power of family […]

Alzheimer’s Support Group At Community Health Meets Jan. 10 in Rutland

“Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s is heartbreaking,”  said Claudia Courcelle, Community Health Director of Care Management. “Family caregivers often feel awful that they don’t have the patience. It’s the worst feeling of guilt ever.” The general public isn’t aware of the guilt, suffering and struggle paid and unpaid caregivers go through. Courcelle and her […]

Community Health Awarded for Quality Care

Community Health is a Health Center Quality Leader, ranking among the top 20% of the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in the country. The Rutland-based FQHC has been recognized nationally for overall clinical quality performance by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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