Many of those with family members suffering with dementia live in quiet fear of one day developing the disease themselves. But Steele Taylor, MD, neurologist and co-director of the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Memory Program, tells his patients to stop worrying and instead take action; he urges them to focus less on immutable risk
As vaccination rates continue to rise and people begin to gather again, a backyard campfire might be just what the doctor ordered. However, every summer the Emergency Department admits patients with serious or life-threatening burns from outdoor fires. Here’s expert guidance to kick off your campfire season safely.
For many of us, the last year and a half disrupted our daily routines, keeping us indoors, separated from friends and family – a recipe for weight gain and depression. So it’s no surprise that doctors like Kimberly Sikule, MD, of University of Vermont Medical Center’s Family Medicine practice in Milton, are now helping patients
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new medication to treat Alzheimer’s Disease. Steele Taylor, MD, neurologist and co-director of the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Memory Program, addresses the promise and pitfalls of this new treatment.
Family Medicine is ‘a personalized experience every step of the way’
June 25, 2021
Sometimes patients want the emotional support of a simple conversation. When Ashley Marlow was pregnant and post-partum, she wanted a partner in her health care experience. “I always felt like we had a plan,” she says, “and I had an advocate.”
Our region’s wooded hillsides and grassy fields are the perfect place to recreate and enjoy the summer season, but ticks thrive in these areas, too. Here’s our advice for avoiding and treating tick bites all year long.
Hey Man, These Small Changes Have a Big Impact on Your Health
June 10, 2021
Most health issues are largely preventable, but studies show many men don’t access health care regularly. In honor of Men’s Health Month, we asked an expert for simple advice for guys hoping to live a healthier lifestyle.
Grab Your Towel… and These 10 Tips for Water Safety
June 7, 2021
Jess Lukas, Director of Aquatics at the Greater Burlington YMCA, offers water safety advice in partnership with the University of Vermont Medical Center and UVM Children’s Hospital. We often say at the YMCA, “The world may be 71 percent water, but children are 100 percent curious.” That’s why, it’s never too early to talk safety.
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now available to people as young as 12 years old. Benjamin Lee, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, answers questions about vaccine safety and efficacy. Read the Q+A to learn more about pediatric COVID-19 vaccination.