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August 19, 2021
Painful, throbbing, debilitating…that’s how the pain is described by those who suffer from migraines. Adam Sprouse Blum, MD, a headache specialist at the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Headache Clinic, explains how to combat this mysterious disease.
April 2, 2021
We all know that what we eat and drink affects our health, but sometimes the volume of advice can be paralyzing. Relax: Our experts share three small changes that have a big impact.
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.
November 21, 2019
Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to produce the correct amounts of the hormone insulin, resulting in high blood sugar levels. In the United States, 29 million Americans have diabetes and 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes. With type one diabetes, the body does not make insulin at all because the immune
November 8, 2019
Diabetic retinopathy is a disease that affects nearly 8 million Americans and is a leading cause of blindness in adults. In the latest episode of HealthSource Radio, Dr. Christopher Brady talks about the disease. Brady is an ophthalmologist at the UVM Medical Center and assistant professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM. Listen to
October 15, 2019
Did you know that what you eat can influence chronic pain? When you eat, you change your body chemistry. As a result, this can either increase or decrease inflammation and pain. Whether chronic pain is associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, or injury, the foods used to fuel your body make a difference. Read or listen to
October 11, 2019
Every morning, when Katie MacDonald opens her eyes, she has a migraine. And not just a headache. There’s a cascade of other symptoms – debilitating body aches, brain fog and fatigue. After several hours, the symptoms fade, but only temporarily. Sometime in the afternoon, inevitably, they come crashing back. For the past 31 years, Katie
September 30, 2019
When you think of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), most people think of sports injuries or motor vehicle crashes. And it’s not surprising. TBIs, including concussions, are often covered in the media in relation to football players or student athletes. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we see traumatic brain injuries in a very different light.
September 19, 2019
Catherine Huskisson spent about three years living with severe pain from fibromyalgia and finding few solutions that helped. Huskisson never liked taking medications and wanted to stay away from opioids to treat her pain. So she asked her primary doctor, “What else can you do for me?” Ultimately, the doctor referred Huskisson to the new
August 27, 2019
September is Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Awareness Month. Each September, people who have been affected by pulmonary fibrosis come together with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation to raise awareness about the family of lung diseases that are known as Pulmonary Fibrosis. As a Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network Site (one of only 68 sites in the
August 26, 2019
In just a few short years, stem cell clinics have opened and rapidly spread across the United States and around the world. There were just two stem cell clinics nationwide in 2009. Today there are more than 700. As this new field of available medical therapies expands, it is more important than ever to be
May 16, 2019
May is National Osteoporosis Month. This is the perfect time to think about your fracture risk and to discuss this with your medical provider. One in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. This disease causes about two million broken bones
April 2, 2019
Most people think MIGRAINE = BAD HEADACHE. But that’s not true… The headache of migraine is often such a profound part of the experience that is all most people think about. But there are many other (non-headache) migraine symptoms, including heightened senses (of light, sound, and smell), a sense of disequilibrium or imbalance, and nausea.
March 22, 2019
March 26 is Diabetes Alert Day. Join us in the 3rd floor lobby at the UVM Medical Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In conjunction with Diabetes Alert Day here are some resources for learning about diabetes and some of the local resources available. Prevention is always better than treatment so if you don’t have