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A Sad Connection: Depression and Heart Disease

Studies show a link between depression and heart disease, with each condition raising the risk of the other. As we navigate an uncertain future due to COVID, understanding the correlation could help save your life, or the life of someone you love.

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The Pandemic’s Heart-Breaking Side Effect: Sitting, Sitting, Sitting

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.

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Getting Better All the Time

A year ago, COVID-19 necessitated rapid innovation at the Cardiology Clinic. Today, that means improved care for patients.

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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.”

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‘It’s a relief.’ Veteran First Responder Believes in Science – and the COVID-19 Vaccine

First responder Mike Cannon, who has spent decades rescuing people from danger, says the COVID-19 vaccine is safe. He’s already received his second shot, and urges his colleagues to get vaccinated to protect themselves and those around them.

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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.

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At 105 Years Old, Sophie Knows the Vaccine Will ‘Get rid of this COVID’

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.

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COVID-19 Q&A: Vaccines, Variants and How to Get Back to Normal 

As we await our turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, a panel of infectious disease experts from the UVM Health Network address some of the newest questions to arise. Read the full COVID-19 Q&A.

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Ready for a Mental Reboot?

The global pandemic has thrown many of us off of our routines, increased our stress and kick-started some unhealthy habits. The length of time it has lasted, and the reduced access to familiar ways to cope and recharge — exercise, visiting friends and family — has made a bad situation even worse.

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Staying Safe on the Slopes

Before you zip up your coat to hit the slopes, take a minute to review our health and safety tips.

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Volunteer for a Vaccine Trial? It’s a 'No-Brainer' for Milton Rosa-Ortiz

When the news broke that UVM Medical Center would be conducting a clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine, Milton knew that as an older Latino and nurse, he had much to offer as a candidate. On Nov. 10, he rolled up his sleeve for his first vaccination. Milton is one of hundreds of participants in the COVID-19 vaccine trial. Here is his story.

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Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Trial is Part of 'Life’s mission' for Abenaki Chief

Don Stevens knows that his fellow Abenakis may be reticent to sign up for a new vaccine. That, he says, is precisely why he felt he needed to participate in the COVID-19 vaccine trial. Here is his story.

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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.

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A 'Last chance' to Give Back: 80-year-old Jean Rook Volunteers for Vaccine Trial

Eighty-year-old Jean Rook had one thought when she heard that clinical trial testing for the COVID-19 vaccine would be happening locally: “Here in Vermont? Isn’t that wonderful!” Rook is one of hundreds of participants in the COVID-19 vaccine trial. Here is her story.

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COVID-19 Disrupted Everything, Including Sleep

Have you developed insomnia during the pandemic? You are not alone. Here is some expert guidance to help you take control and rest easy.

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