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Am I Still Protected?

COVID-19 vaccines have gotten a serious upgrade. Two UVM Medical Center experts weigh in on the optimal protection against a fall surge.

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Monkeypox: A Cause for Concern?

Our infectious disease specialist answers your most pressing questions about the virus.

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Barriers to Care

5 reasons why historically marginalized groups face unique challenges when it comes to mental health treatment.

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You’re Sick, Too?

An expert weighs in on why it feels like everyone is sick right now.

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Taking It to the Bank

A little creative thinking and a lot of cooperation helped blood remain available during a national shortage.

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Heart Care Hits the Road

To improve access to health care, cardiologist Gavin Noble, MD, travels across the region to bring specialty care to rural communities.

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The Pandemic’s End

With the omicron wave subsiding across much of the country, many are wondering: Is this the end of the pandemic?

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‘I’m Right Where I Want To Be'

The Family Medicine Residency Program at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital is bringing a new generation of family doctors to communities in the North Country.

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Make Green Up Day a Safe Success

For the past 50 years in Vermont, the outdoor spring cleaning effort known as Green Up Day has been a source of civic pride and environmental stewardship. This year’s birthday celebration event looks a little different than originally planned. First, it was postponed because of COVID-19 and will now be held on Saturday, May 30.

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How UVM Medical Center Reduces Risks & Promotes Patient Safety Programs

March 8-14, 2020 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week. The University of Vermont Medical Center is committed to the safety of our patients and families. We have a qualified team of experts who focus on reducing risks and promoting patient safety programs across  our organization. Some of our patient safety programs are: Creating a positive

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This NICU Grows Its Own Nurses

Nurses Lois Lavoie, RN, and Caitlyn Abbott, RN, recount the special circumstances that brought them together, not once, but twice. As told by Lois Lavoie, RN On a cold winter day in early December, Caitlyn Abbott was born at Northwestern Medical Center. Three weeks early, she was a big baby by NICU standards. However, she

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4 Ways Patients Designed the New Miller Inpatient Building at the UVM Medical Center

The UVM Medical Center is creating a better space for our patients, enhancing quality, privacy and healing and providing more room for families. We are doing so through the development of the Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Building, set to open in June 2019. Read on to find out how patients and families guided

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5 Reasons Why the Built Environment Matters in Healthcare

The UVM Medical Center is creating a better space for our patients, enhancing quality, privacy and healing and providing more room for families. We are doing so through the development of the Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Building, set to open in June 2019. Read on to find out how this new building leverages

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Unleash a Smile: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day

April 11th is Dog Therapy Appreciation Day Hi there! My name is Maisey and I am a seven-year-old golden retriever. I am also a therapy dog. Many people have questions about what therapy dogs do. It’s a very good question. We are dogs with special training to interact with many different groups of people and

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