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COVID Conversations: How to Speak Up and Stay Friends

Thanks to our diligence, communities in Vermont and Northern New York have experienced some of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the nation. With flu season looming, we can add one more powerful tool to our prevention measures.


Turning the Tide Against COVID-19 During Thanksgiving

Many of us are yearning to spend time with loved ones we have not seen in person for a long time. But with COVID-19 spreading throughout our region, a physician shares how his family is rethinking this year’s holiday plans.


Need A Reason to Wear a Face Mask? Your Own Protection

Thanks to our diligence, communities in Vermont and Northern New York have experienced some of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the nation. With flu season looming, we can add one more powerful tool to our prevention measures.


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

Learn How to Stay Safe While Voting

It is important to carefully consider how to vote safely and what method will work best for you as you participate in this year’s election. Election Day will be held Tuesday, November 3. Read our suggestions for voting safely!


New Baby During COVID-19? Postpartum Resources for Parents

Seeking out the support of friends and family during your postpartum period is so important. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional challenges for families with new babies. Here are some resources that are available to you at this time.

COVID-19 Women’s Health Mental Health Postpartum Depression

Back to School: Bus, Bike and Car Safety During COVID-19

As educators and parents prepare for children to return to school safely during COVID-19, there are new anxiety-inducing concerns facing families. While much of the discussion has focused on what happens inside school, it’s important to consider safety precautions when traveling to and from school.

Children's Health COVID-19 Injury Prevention Back to School Car Safety Safety Tips

Helping Your Child Cope During COVID-19

While available evidence indicates that most children are not at higher risk for COVID-19, there are plenty of challenges facing parents and families during the pandemic. Read UVM Medical Center's tips for supporting your child during this time.

Mental Health Children's Health COVID-19

How to Raise Confident, Flexible Kids

Parents have been asking what it takes to ensure they do a good job parenting their children - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lewis First, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, provides advices on how to build resiliency in your child.

Children's Health Mental Health COVID-19 First With Kids Parenting Stress

Masks and Kids: What You Need to Know

Nilgun Zimakas, MD, a pediatrician with UVM Children’s Hospital, gives us guidance on how to talk to your children about mask wearing.  

Children's Health COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine Process

COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, our country and nations across the globe. Now is a good time to talk with University of Vermont Medical Center Infectious Disease Specialists Kristin Pierce, MD, and Beth Kirkpatrick, MD.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Helping Your Child Get Used to Masks

Wearing masks or cloth face coverings is an important way to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community, but this can be challenging for children. Read the Q&A and watch the video.

Children's Health COVID-19 Back to School

Behind the Scenes with a Pandemic Response Team

Late one evening in mid-March, CVMC infectious disease specialist Jessica Leyse, MD, read the latest evidence on the transmission of COVID-19 and concluded: “We have to mask everybody at CVMC.” Our infection prevention experts recall the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, and how their experience will inform our future response.


What to Expect at the Dentist During COVID-19

The mouth is a "gateway" to your body, and impacts overall health. With dental offices now open, don't put off your next visit. As we all adjust to living long-term with COVID-19, learn what to expect for your first appointment back.

COVID-19 Dental Health

Living in the Here and Now With COVID-19

If you step outside and gaze at Vermont’s proud mountains, you could almost believe there’s no virus out there, but make no mistake, COVID-19 is here. Learn from local physicians where we are in this pandemic, what we know about the virus and what we can expect for the foreseeable future.


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