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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

Should I Call My Primary Care Provider, or Go to the ER?

Are you confused about when to call your primary care provider, or go to the ER after hours, or on the weekend? Here are some tips to help you: If you are unsure about your medical problem, call your primary care practice first. A nurse or doctor is available 24 hours a day, 7 days


Wait, a Cucumber is a Fruit?

What’s your favorite way to enjoy a crisp, green cucumber? Prepare this delicious fruit in any number of ways to transform its flavor. Eat it raw on a salad, pickled, sautéed, baked or boiled. There are countless ways to enjoy cucumbers Tell me all about cucumbers Cucumbers belong to the Cucurbitaceae family, which includes squash, pumpkin

Wellness Recipes

Exercising in Summer Heat

Summer is in full swing and along with longer days, we are seeing higher temperatures. For many, summer brings an opportunity to transition exercise to the outdoors. This is a great way to enjoy all that our region has too offer, but is it always safe to exercise outside during the peak heat of summer?

Wellness Injury Prevention Fitness

Say Cheese: The Right Dairy Foods Support Good Health

It is no surprise that in New England, Vermont is the largest dairy-producing state. There are more than 800 dairy farms in Vermont. Although the number of dairy cows has been steadily declining, the average amount of milk produced per cow has increased. Health Benefits of Dairy Cow’s milk is one of the most consumed

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This NICU Grows Its Own Nurses

Nurses Lois Lavoie, RN, and Caitlyn Abbott, RN, recount the special circumstances that brought them together, not once, but twice. As told by Lois Lavoie, RN On a cold winter day in early December, Caitlyn Abbott was born at Northwestern Medical Center. Three weeks early, she was a big baby by NICU standards. However, she

Wellness Community Health

7 Ways to Stay Socially Connected for Better Personal Well-Being

Social contact is an important aspect of life. We human beings are social creatures with an emotional need for relationships and positive connections to others. We’re not meant to survive, let alone thrive, in isolation. Social connections not only give us pleasure, they also influence our wellbeing. Meaningful and lasting social connections can serve as


How to Exercise While on Vacation

Summer is right around the corner, and for many an opportunity to vacation. While work and your regular activities may be put on hold on vacation, be mindful not to stop your exercise routine entirely. Instead, alter your take on exercise to ensure you are able to remain consistent in getting a certain level of

Wellness Fitness

Recipe for Mixed Greens With Feta and Dried Cranberries

Do you have a standard go-to lettuce when you make a salad? It’s time to excite your taste buds and learn about the wide variety of salad greens we have available here in Vermont.

Wellness Recipes

How to Make Your Memorial Day Barbecue Healthy, Seasonal & Delicious

For many, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of barbecue season. For Richard Jarmusz, executive chef at the UVM Medical Center, it’s the perfect time to change up your menu with local meats, seasonal vegetables, and your own homemade BBQ sauce.

Wellness Food and Nutrition Recipes

4 Ways Patients Designed the New Miller Inpatient Building at the UVM Medical Center

The UVM Medical Center is creating a better space for our patients, enhancing quality, privacy and healing and providing more room for families. We are doing so through the development of the Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Building, set to open in June 2019. Read on to find out how patients and families guided

Wellness Community Health

5 Reasons Why the Built Environment Matters in Healthcare

The UVM Medical Center is creating a better space for our patients, enhancing quality, privacy and healing and providing more room for families. We are doing so through the development of the Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Building, set to open in June 2019. Read on to find out how this new building leverages

Wellness Community Health

All About Sunscreen

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  The first lines of defense are avoidance of UV radiation, finding shade, and using sun protective clothing. Whatever skin is exposed after these measures should get sunscreen. Why do I need sunscreen? Did you know that Vermont has the 2nd highest incidence of melanoma in the country?1 About 90% of

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Have You Read "Resilient"? Here's Why You Should

“Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means ‘bouncing back’ from difficult experiences.” (Source: American Psychological Association). Rick Hanson is the bestselling author of “Hardwiring Happiness”


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