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‘Being Home is So Much Better’

When you need help to live independently, the team at UVM Home Health & Hospice can be a lifesaver.

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No Admission: Preventing Hospital Stays Before They Happen

UVM Medical Center is piloting an innovative unit in the emergency room to provide better care, sometimes at home.

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Moving the Health Care Needle

It’s called integrative health, and it’s a promising way to deliver care with complementary therapies.

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Care at Home Helps Children Thrive

Meet Henry. He’s two years old and his neurological condition is one in a million. Home health care is helping him beat the odds.

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61st in Line for a Transplant: James’ Story

His 3- and 5-year-olds knew him only as someone hooked up to a dialysis machine several hours a day. Now, thanks to an organ donation, he’s free – and he’ll get to watch them grow up.

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Top Tips for Treating Migraines

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.

Chronic Conditions Headaches and Migraines

3 Easy Diet Changes to Improve Your Health

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.

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Got Back Pain? These Patients Got Care Without Leaving Home

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.

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Are You at Risk for Pre-Diabetes?

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

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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Often Overlooked Complication of Diabetes

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

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Can Food Help Fight Pain?

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

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Vermont Woman Goes "Miles for Migraine"

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

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Traumatic Brain Injury: What You Need to Know

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.

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UVM Medical Center Program Provides Alternatives to Medication for Patients with Chronic Pain

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

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What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?

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

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