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July 9, 2019
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?
June 17, 2019
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
June 11, 2019
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
June 7, 2019
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
June 3, 2019
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
May 30, 2019
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.
May 24, 2019
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.
May 14, 2019
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
May 7, 2019
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
May 2, 2019
Learn all about the new Miller Building through this 30-day countdown with facts, information, quotes from our staff — and more!
May 1, 2019
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
April 26, 2019
“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”
April 16, 2019
Known for their satisfying crunch, we often refer to carrots as the “ultimate” health food. These root vegetables were first cultivated thousands of years ago in Europe and southwestern Asia. They looked and tasted quite different than the carrots we enjoy today. Dutch growers in the 16th and 17th centuries developed the orange variety we
April 15, 2019
As we grow older, our interests, priorities and eating habits change, so it’s no surprise that our nutritional needs do, too. The core principles of a healthy diet remain the same at 25 or 65. We need a balance of different nourishing foods to enable us to look and feel our best; however, our bodies
April 11, 2019
April 11th is Dog Therapy Appreciation Day Hi there! My name is Maisey and I am a seven-year-old golden retriever. I am also a therapy dog. Many people have questions about what therapy dogs do. It’s a very good question. We are dogs with special training to interact with many different groups of people and