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‘Make all the difference’; UVM Medical Center volunteers change lives in Rwanda

Last year, Frankie was a 14-year-old Rwandan with a million-dollar smile and a death sentence due to rheumatic heart disease. But the teen’s life changed when he crossed paths with volunteers from the medical nonprofit Team Heart, including Bruce Leavitt, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon at University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Leavitt put two donated

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First with Kids: Listening for Heart Murmurs

Lewis First, MD gets to the heart of the matter to provide parents with answers to their questions about heart murmurs in children.

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Why I Support Tobacco 21

The Vermont legislature is considering several bills which will make it more difficult for teens to access tobacco products and tobacco substitutes, such as e-cigarettes and vaping products. These include: The restriction of internet sales of vaping products; A new tax on e-cigarettes and vaping products; and A bill to raise the age to purchase

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Bigger Isn’t Better: Risks & Reasons for an Enlarged Heart

Have you heard of the inherited heart condition that affects about 1 in 500 people? It’s called hypertrophic cardiomyopathyand it causes an enlarged heart, which may result in chest pain, dizziness, and even a sudden cardiac arrest. Here to talk to us about the molecular motors that power the heart, mutations that enhance function, and

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Heart Failure: How a Patient Education Program is Improving Lives in Vermont

More than five million Americans have heart failure, making it one of the leading causes of hospitalization. Five-hundred and fifty thousand new cases are diagnosed each year in United States. Experts estimate that by 2030, more than eight million Americans will have heart failure. That’s one out of every 33 people. Heart failure also accounts

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