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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


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


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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