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November 24, 2021
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.
March 9, 2021
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.
February 23, 2021
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.
February 19, 2021
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.”
February 19, 2021
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.
February 5, 2021
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.
December 31, 2020
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.
October 23, 2020
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.”
July 29, 2020
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.
July 10, 2020
Daniel Novembrino, 83, could barely make it across the kitchen of his home without fighting for breath. Although COVID-19 ceased non-elective surgeries and procedures, without surgery, Novembrino was risking his life. Learn about the life-saving cardiac procedure that allowed him to be back home the next day.
July 10, 2020
In early June, Dan Clark, 65, woke up in the middle of the night with “major” heart burn and a tingling feeling in his left shoulder, hand and arm. Learn how his care team quickly responded, safely getting him the care he needed.
February 4, 2020
Our son was diagnosed with leukemia two days before his fourth birthday. In an instant, our world revolved around learning about his disease, treatments, medicine and test results. This is Toni's story.
January 24, 2020
In my adult years, I almost gave up on exercise but then I tried this making a few changes, including embracing the sport of swimming.
January 14, 2020
Bell Ringing. Those words sound so simple, yet mean so much. To most, a bell ringing sounds like nothing special, but to my family it was everything. Hosting a bell ringing meant that my son Spencer did it – he beat leukemia!
January 7, 2020
My daughter, Victoria, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was four years old. We were overwhelmed, scared and in shock. From the moment we met nurse Becky in the emergency department, we have been connected to the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital.