Showing Stories tagged with: Aging Well
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October 25, 2021
Medicare provides health insurance benefits for people age 65 years and older, as well as certain people under 65 with disabilities or specific medical conditions. Becoming eligible for Medicare creates a lot of new opportunities – but you need to know how to make the most of them.
July 8, 2021
Neurologist Steele Taylor, MD, tells his patients to stop worrying about the possibility of developing dementia and instead take action on factors they can control, such as sleep and diet.
June 29, 2021
Walking is one of the easiest ways to get the exercise you need to stay healthy. Learn how, one step at a time, you can gain the physical benefits of regular movement.
June 28, 2021
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.
February 23, 2021
Medical experts are concerned that the nearly year-long pandemic has led to a decrease in physical activity and increase in heart health risks. UVM Medical Center Cardiologist Sherrie Khadanga, MD, offers advice for stepping up activity at home, and ultimately, improving the health of your heart.
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 5, 2021
Sophie Connors is living through her second global pandemic, and this time she is well-aware of the impacts – and how the world will beat it.
September 9, 2020
You are never too young to start thinking about fall risks, especially during the pandemic as we spend more time around the home. Follow these top tips for making small changes around your home to prevent falls for you and your family.
July 29, 2020
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every four adults age 65 and older will fall. If the pandemic has led to a decrease in your daily exercise, this could put you at greater risk of falling. Read our tips on how to prevent falls at home and what to do if you do fall.
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 29, 2020
While our communities slowly re-open, many grandparents may find themselves providing care for their grandchildren. Learn how to establish an open dialogue with your child and their spouse in order to prevent potential conflicts.
June 17, 2020
With limited in-person appointments available, Joseph Van Horn and Raymond Mitchell describe how they were able to receive orthopedic care for back injuries. Learn how they both got care during COVID-19.
June 13, 2020
As we shift to a longer-term acceptance of our new reality, many patients in our older adult population have been asking great questions about their health, their risks, and how to live a healthy lifestyle while social distancing. UVM Medical Center geriatrician Amelia Gennari, MD, answers your questions.
May 22, 2020
It is critical to diagnose a stroke as early as possible because potential treatments for many types of stroke are absolutely dependent on time. Don't delay your care for fear of exposure to COVID.
February 4, 2020
We have some good news to share – the Metabolic Bone Program has moved! To improve appointment access, reduce wait times and increase free patient parking, we recently moved our offices and our bone density machine from the Rheumatology office inside the University of Vermont Medical Center to 62 Tilley Drive, Suite 202 in South