COVID and Flu: You Have the Power to Help Prevent a Twindemic

For Jessie Leyse, MD, an infectious disease expert, it all comes down to making smart choices to mitigate risk. "You wear a seat belt because if you get into an accident it could save your life," she says. "Influenza kills people every year, and having a vaccine could save your life."

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Flu Vaccine: The Top 7 Myths Busted

Every flu season, people decide to skip the flu shot, but it’s an important piece of your preventive health care. Here we clear up some of the most common flu falsehoods. Myth #1: The flu is like the common cold – it’s not a big deal.  Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness that

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Snacking Can Be Good For You

Snacks get a bad rap. They’re often prepackaged and loaded with salt and sugar. But where they lose points for nutrition, they win for convenience. So how does one make snacking both easy and healthy? According to Bridget Shea, MS, RD, CD, a clinical dietitian at the University of Vermont Medical Center, snacking can be

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Breast Cancer: What We Know Today

Every two minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. The good news? Significant scientific advancements in the past few decades mean earlier detection and better treatment.

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Surprising Signs of Depression: 4 Early Clues to Watch For

An increase in alcohol or drug use, thoughts of self-harm or suicide: These are the obvious indicators of depression. But psychiatrist Robert Althoff, MD, Ph.D., says more subtle signs of depression may sneak up on you.

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10 Minutes is Better Than No Minutes

Exercise… The word itself can spark anxiety for many. It’s easy to come up with excuses to avoid exercise, and even easier to fall into sedentary habits. Dylan Daniels, EP, CCEP, understands. As a Clinical Exercise Physiologist at UVM Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital Daniels’s job is to help patients who have avoided the

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COVID-19 Confusion? 11 Questions Answered

This is an exhausting and confusing time, with endless information – and misinformation – everywhere. Infectious disease expert Cindy Noyes, MD, of the University of Vermont Medical Center sat down with us to help make sense of it all.  Should I be concerned about breakthrough infections? Breakthrough infections happen, but infections are happening much less

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Top Tips for Treating Migraines

Migraine headaches are the second-leading cause of disability globally, but frequently go undiagnosed. An expert at University of Vermont Medical Center’s Headache Clinic, discusses ways to prevent or relieve migraines when they strike.

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Kids and Delta: Everything You Need to Know

As the parent of two young children, pediatric critical care physician Rebecca Bell, MD, sympathizes with parents worried about the new school year. Here she explains why kids should still be back in school—with proper safety measures in place.

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Facebook Live: What Parents Need to Know About the Delta Variant

On August 18th, we held a Q&A on the Delta variant with Dr. Lewis First, chief of pediatrics and pediatric critical care physician at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Rebecca Bell, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics - Vermont Chapter.

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