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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


Getting Back to Exercising After Time Off

Warm weather and the long days of summer are behind us and you realize you didn’t quite get back into that exercise routine as you planned. First, know that you are not alone and that any time is a good time to get into a fitness routine. Keep a few key recommendations in mind and

Wellness Injury Prevention Fitness

4 Important Points about Hand Hygiene

Clean hands have the power to prevent infections. In fact, health care providers might need to clean their hands as many as 100 times per 12-hour shift, depending on the number of patients and intensity of care. Kemper Alston, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of Infectious Disease, tells us more. When should those of

Wellness Safety Tips

Telehealth: What it Means for You

Join us for the free class “Telehealth: What is means for you” on October 30, 2019, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here. Picture this: It’s a wintry day, you have an appointment with your health care provider, but it’s a snow day and you don’t feel like packing up the kids to leave the

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Invest in Prevention: An Overview of Vaccinations Recommended for Adults and Older Adults

Join us for the FREE class Investing in Prevention: An Overview of Vaccinations Recommended for Adults and Older Adults, on October 21, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register today! What if we could stop the medical conditions that affect millions of Americans each year from happening in the first place? Much of what

Wellness Vaccines

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Join us for the FREE class Healthy Homes: The Connection Between Energy Efficiency and a Healthy Home, on October 14, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register today! When it comes to our health, we find ourselves bombarded with information about what we eat and drink. But what do we know about the air


How to Train for Fall Hikes

As summer turns to fall, temperatures begin to drop and the leaves start to change colors. Both enhance the enjoyment and beauty of taking a hike. For many of us, fall foliage is a motivator to be more physically active, and for some it may be the first time all year that you get out

Wellness Fitness

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Shots aren’t just for kids. Some adults assume they don’t need to worry about vaccinations because they got their shots when they were children. However, some adults were never vaccinated as children, or vaccines that are available today weren’t around when they were growing up. Even if you were fully vaccinated as a child, immunity

Wellness Vaccines

Melons: Add This Recipe to Your Summer Collection

Is there a more quintessential snack on a hot summer day than a slice of watermelon? Many people don’t realize there are dozens of varieties of melons available. Let’s explore a few varieties, how to best use them, and highlight their rich nutritional content. The History of the Melon in One Paragraph Melons originated in

Wellness Recipes

Contact Lens Care: 5 Tips All Contact Lens Wearers Should Follow

Most of us don’t think about the health of our eyes on a daily basis. However, if you’re a contact lens wearer, there are important things to know. Learn more from Jessica J. McNally, MD, from the University of Vermont Medical Center. Although contact lenses are a convenient and effective way to see more clearly,

Wellness Injury Prevention Vision Safety Tips

The Impossible Burger: Should We Bite?

Burger King is now serving up its brand of the Impossible Burger at all 7,200 locations across the nation. The Impossible Whopper is a flame-grilled, plant-based patty that so closely mimics meat it “bleeds.” We spoke with Bridget Shea, RD, registered dietitian, to learn about the nutritional aspects of this vegetarian innovation. What make the

Wellness Food and Nutrition

Recovering From a Tough Workout

Tough workouts are often associated with soreness the next day and, in some cases, for several days to follow. Pain or discomfort may not be the only impact. You might find that your motivation can take a bit of a beating as well. This doesn’t have to be the case. With some planning, you can

Wellness Fitness

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