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COVID and Flu: You Have the Power to Help Prevent a Twindemic
October 14, 2021
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."
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
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
Surprising Signs of Depression: 4 Early Clues to Watch For
September 24, 2021
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Facebook Live: What Parents Need to Know About the Delta Variant
August 9, 2021
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.