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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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