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‘Minutes Matter When You’re Dealing With a Stroke’

It may sound unlucky to have a stroke while at cardiac rehab, but for Darcie Belisle, it was anything but.

Heart Health Stroke Patient Stories

‘I’m Not Going to Leave Your Side’

A nurse’s care changed Justin Hart’s life, and his career.

Heart Health Patient Stories Workforce

61st in Line for a Transplant: James’ Story

His 3- and 5-year-olds knew him only as someone hooked up to a dialysis machine several hours a day. Now, thanks to an organ donation, he’s free – and he’ll get to watch them grow up.

Chronic Conditions Kidney Disease Organ Donation Patient Stories Transplant Surgery

With Help from Young Survivors Group, Oncology Nurse Has Peak Experience

When Kelly Gernander began experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms, she went for a colonoscopy. The enterologist had an unwelcome surprise. She had bowel cancer.

Cancer Colorectal Cancer Patient Stories

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.

Heart Health Community Health Innovation Patient Stories

‘Back to My Best’

Struck by a rare type of heart attack, this 44-year-old woman is back running thanks to proactive clinical and cardiac rehab care.

Women’s Health Heart Health Heart Attack Fitness Patient Stories

With Profound Appreciation, Thomas

Thomas Jackson suffered a massive seizure due to a brain tumor he didn’t even know was there. He arrived at the University of Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department unconscious. Watch this video of Jackson's difficult road to recovery and his gratitude to staff for the care he received.

Cancer Stroke Patient Stories

Seconds Count for a Second Chance

Do you know what to do if you see someone suddenly collapse? For Lisa Woodworth, a colleague’s quick thinking helped save her mother’s life.

Heart Health Patient Stories

Heart Issue Doesn’t Stop Cyclist for Long

Passing out while riding a bike is never good. When it happens twice, it’s time to take action. For Ann Dávila Cardinal, a pacemaker has brought her back to the trails. Read Ann's story.

Heart Health Patient Stories

Chocolates, 92 Candles and a Shot

How better to celebrate 92 years on Earth than getting the COVID-19 vaccine? At least that’s how Marion Blanchette saw it on Saturday, February 13 – her 92nd birthday. “I was waiting until it was my turn,” she says, “and I was anxious. But it was perfect. It ran so smooth – no waiting, nothing.”

COVID-19 Aging Well Vaccines Patient Stories

How I Avoided Open-Heart Surgery: Dottie’s Story

An innovative heart procedure reduces risk and improves recovery from a common valve disease problem called aortic stenosis. Learn more about this procedure and one patient's experience at UVM Medical Center.

Heart Health Patient Stories Innovation

She Survived COVID-19, but Full Recovery Seems Uncertain

Ten months after surviving a serious case of COVID-19, Becky Aitchison still has not fully recovered. She is among an unknown number of COVID-19 survivors – collectively referred to as long-haulers or people with ‘Long COVID’ – This is her story.

COVID-19 Patient Stories

Rather Than 'Sitting on the couch and worrying' Lynne Niebling Rolled Up Her Sleeve

Lynne Niebling is happy to play a role in the COVID-19 vaccine trial. “When I signed up for this, I was thinking about my husband, my children and my grandchildren,” says Niebling. Here is her story.

COVID-19 Patient Stories

He Beat COVID-19, But Won’t Mess With the Flu

Richard Pritsky, 74, beat a serious case of COVID-19 that put him on a ventilator in UVM Medical Center’s intensive care unit. Now that he’s healthy again, he doesn’t intend to mess with the flu. Learn about the steps he’s taking to prep for flu season and a possible “twindemic.”

COVID-19 Wellness Flu Patient Stories

Smoking Took Her Husband and Her Son. Now She’s Ready to Quit.

Marilyn Powell knows all too well about the impacts of smoking. She has no doubt that smoking contributed to the death of her father, her husband, even her oldest son who passed away in his sleep at 39 years old. But as any ex-smoker knows, that is easier said than done. Learn more about the smoking cessation care she received during COVID-19.

Heart Health Aging Well Patient Stories Smoking Stroke

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