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Make Green Up Day a Safe Success

For the past 50 years in Vermont, the outdoor spring cleaning effort known as Green Up Day has been a source of civic pride and environmental stewardship. This year’s birthday celebration event looks a little different than originally planned. First, it was postponed because of COVID-19 and will now be held on Saturday, May 30.

Wellness Community Health

How UVM Medical Center Reduces Risks & Promotes Patient Safety Programs

March 8-14, 2020 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week. The University of Vermont Medical Center is committed to the safety of our patients and families. We have a qualified team of experts who focus on reducing risks and promoting patient safety programs across  our organization. Some of our patient safety programs are: Creating a positive

Wellness Community Health

Mysteries of the microbiome

Have you heard of the mysterious “microbiome”, and are perhaps wondering what it is, and how you can support it? While scientists have known about the human microbiome for many years, it has only become a topic “in the news” within the past couple of decades.  What is it? According to Merriam-Webster, a microbiome is

Wellness Digestive Health

March is National Nutrition Month

Use these online resources to increase your knowledge about eating healthy. Want to know more about using nutrition labels? Try out this interactive guide to food labels available from the US Food and Drug Administration. A healthy diet starts out with a nutritionally balanced plate. Learn what should be on your plate with this information

Wellness Food and Nutrition

Home remedies that may help you feel better when you have the flu

There are many traditional and non-traditional home remedies people use to feel better when they’re sick. Home remedies won’t shorten the duration of flu, but can make you more comfortable as the illness runs its course. See below for a few you can try at home, but note it’s important to check with your primary

Wellness Flu

Walk-in Advocacy Service Now Available at Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center

Start spreading the news! The Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center is now part of the Patient and Family Experience Department. What does this change mean? The mission of the Frymoyer Center remains the same, helping patients, their family members and members of the community find the health information they need. It could be information on


Do I have flu, and how can I feel better?

With flu season under way in Vermont, you may be wondering how to best take care of yourself or a loved one with flu. Most people with flu can manage the illness at home without medical care. It’s recommended those sick with flu stay home as long as possible — ideally at least 7 days,

Wellness Flu

Flu season has arrived!

Influenza has arrived in our region and is considered to be widespread at this time.  This means that at least half of the regions in the state of VT and NY are reporting laboratory confirmed influenza (usually with a nasal swab). The current strains we are seeing locally include two strains of influenza A (H3N2

Wellness Flu

How I Learned to Love Swimming as an Adult

In my adult years, I almost gave up on exercise but then I tried this making a few changes, including embracing the sport of swimming.

Wellness Patient Stories

My Personal Journey to Put My Self-Care First

January 1, 2020 marks five years. Five years to the day since I decided to get serious about my health and wellness. There wasn’t some huge health scare; there wasn’t an ultimatum from a loved one and there was no one forcing me to do anything. For me, the difference was I thought, what was


What a Health Coach Really Does (Hint: It's Not Telling You What to Do)

Corey Cenate, an Employee Wellness Health Coach, explains what his role is when working with clients in order to help you decide whether a health coach might help you reach your goals.


How to Deal With the Dark Days of Winter

“Put the pale withering plant and human being into the sun, and if not too far gone, each will recover health and spirit.”  -Florence Nightingale                       The short days of winter can be challenging. Many people find themselves feeling down, low energy, more stressed, tired, dreading winter, and longing for the daylight of springtime. Symptoms


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


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