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How to Cut Your Sugar Intake in 2020

Plain and simple: Most Americans are consuming too much added sugar. The American Heart Association makes a strong recommendation for individuals to drastically decrease their consumption of added sugar in an effort to slow the obesity and heart disease epidemics. AHA recommends that women limit sugar intake to no more than 100 calories (25 grams

Wellness Food and Nutrition

Making Lifestyle Changes that Stick for 2020

2020 is officially here. It would be all too easy for us to re-adopt our annual cliché saying “new year, new me” mantra. Most of us will start our annual journey with expectations that are too lofty for us to stick with. You are probably familiar with some of the common ones. Committing to going


New Year's Eve: 8 Ways to Stay Safe While You Celebrate!

The New Year is upon us! To make sure you and your loved ones and friends transition smoothly into 2020, be sure to follow these safety tips. If you are hosting a New Year’s Eve party, following a few simple rules could prevent a tragedy. 5 Tips to Stay Safe on New Year’s Eve Plan


Jumpstart Your New Year’s Resolutions

Creating a goal and picking one date, once a year to get started is a routine that so many follow. More often than not, that goal remains the same year in and year out. Whether it is losing weight, making changes to your diet, or getting fit and healthy, the pressure of creating a New


The Incredible Benefits of Gratitude

The holidays are often among the most joyous and dreaded times of year. We vacillate between savoring food and company versus binging on food and waiting for company to leave. Togetherness and loneliness, appreciating loved ones and missing those not present—if you find yourself seeking some balance amongst such extremes, cultivating gratitude may be worth

Mental Health Wellness

How to Protect Your Skin as You Age

Danielle DeRosa is first and currently the only licensed medical aesthetician on staff at a Vermont hospital. In her role at the UVM Medical Center, she helps patients deal with skin changes due to aging and medical conditions and diseases, such as skin cancer. She shares her advice for protecting your skin as you age,

Wellness Women’s Health

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Quitter?

Every year thousands of Americans make the decision to cut back on their smoking or – even better – quit smoking entirely. Today is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, when we celebrate the people who have put in the time, effort and shown the willpower that it takes to be a quitter. Between

Men’s Health Wellness Women’s Health

Empowering patients, improving the care experience

How an enhanced electronic health record puts patients in the driver’s seat of their health To unify the University of Vermont Health Network and improve the patient experience, we introduced a new electronic health record (EHR) across our network on November 9. Over the next few years, we are integrating health records across our Vermont

Wellness Innovation

Using the power of technology to enhance patient care and access to information

A Q+A with Adam Buckley, MD, chief information officer at the University of Vermont Health Network. The University of Vermont Health Network is undergoing a significant upgrade to its electronic health record system, which will impact the Network’s patients and providers across Vermont and northern New York. To better understand these changes, we invited leaders

Wellness Innovation

Improving your health care connections across our network

Epic, our new electronic health record, will begin to seamlessly link four network affiliate hospitals When we formed the University of Vermont Health Network in 2014, we brought together a collaborative approach to quality health care in our region and forged strong network connections between our affiliates in Vermont and northern New York. The November

Wellness Innovation

What UVM Health Network’s new electronic health record means for you

A Q+A with UVM Medical Center Interim President Stephen Leffler, MD. The University of Vermont Health Network is undergoing a significant upgrade to its electronic health record system, which will impact the Network’s patients and providers across Vermont and northern New York. To better understand these changes, we invited leaders from across the Network to

Wellness Innovation

What to Expect When UVM Health Network Updates its Patient Portal

Four hospital affiliates of the University of Vermont Health Network are taking a significant step to enhance the delivery of high quality care. The UVM Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC), Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) and Porter Medical Center (PMC) will upgrade to a new electronic health record system on November 9. MyChart is the

Wellness Innovation

Daylight Saving Time: Tips to Help Your Body Adjust

On Sunday, November 4, most Americans will set their clocks back an hour at 2:00 a.m for Daylight Saving Time. Before you get too excited about gaining an hour of sleep, setting back your clocks an hour back, only means that it will get darker earlier in the evening. What is Daylight Saving Time? DST

Wellness Sleep Disorders

October is Health Literacy Month

What is health literacy? “Health literacy is the ability to access, understand, appraise, apply and advocate for health information and services in order to maintain or enhance one’s own health and the health of others.”1 Why does it matter? Patients with low health literacy have poorer health outcomes and use more health care resources. What


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