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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

Wellness

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.

Wellness

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

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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

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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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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

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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

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