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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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Stem Cell Treatments: What You Need to Know

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

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New Medication Approved for Treating Osteoporosis in Women

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

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Migraine: Where Does it Come From?

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.

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Stay Healthy With Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes Resources From Our Health Librarian

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

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