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Watch Your Step: Preventing Injury at Any Age

You are never too young to start thinking about fall risks, especially during the pandemic as we spend more time around the home. Follow these top tips for making small changes around your home to prevent falls for you and your family.

Injury Prevention Aging Well Safety Tips

Caring for Your Grandchildren? Set Yourself up for Success

While our communities slowly re-open, many grandparents may find themselves providing care for their grandchildren. Learn how to establish an open dialogue with your child and their spouse in order to prevent potential conflicts.

Injury Prevention Aging Well Caregiving Safety Tips

Smoking Took Her Husband and Her Son. Now She’s Ready to Quit.

Marilyn Powell knows all too well about the impacts of smoking. She has no doubt that smoking contributed to the death of her father, her husband, even her oldest son who passed away in his sleep at 39 years old. But as any ex-smoker knows, that is easier said than done. Learn more about the smoking cessation care she received during COVID-19.

Heart Health Aging Well Patient Stories Smoking Stroke

Prevent Falls to Avoid Osteoporosis Complications

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every four adults age 65 and older will fall. If the pandemic has led to a decrease in your daily exercise, this could put you at greater risk of falling. Read our tips on how to prevent falls at home and what to do if you do fall.

Aging Well Injury Prevention Bone Health

Got Back Pain? These Patients Got Care Without Leaving Home

With limited in-person appointments available, Joseph Van Horn and Raymond Mitchell describe how they were able to receive orthopedic care for back injuries. Learn how they both got care during COVID-19.

Chronic Conditions Aging Well Back Pain

How Do Older Adults Get Care and Stay Safe During COVID-19?

As we shift to a longer-term acceptance of our new reality, many patients in our older adult population have been asking great questions about their health, their risks, and how to live a healthy lifestyle while social distancing. UVM Medical Center geriatrician Amelia Gennari, MD, answers your questions.

COVID-19 Aging Well Safety Tips

With Stroke, Seconds Count

It is critical to diagnose a stroke as early as possible because potential treatments for many types of stroke are absolutely dependent on time. Don't delay your care for fear of exposure to COVID.

Aging Well COVID-19 Safety Tips

Our Metabolic Bone Clinic Has Moved!

We have some good news to share – the Metabolic Bone Program has moved! To improve appointment access, reduce wait times and increase free patient parking, we recently moved our offices and our bone density machine from the Rheumatology office inside the University of Vermont Medical Center to 62 Tilley Drive, Suite 202 in South

Aging Well Osteoporosis

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. Find out if you are at a higher than normal risk of getting glaucoma.

Aging Well Vision

Providers Improving Care Conversations, Especially With Children

Innovative communication workshops enhance pediatric care and family experience to ensure patients and families feel seen and heard.

Children's Health Aging Well Caregiving Parenting Palliative Care

How to Care For a Person With Alzheimer's Disease

Lori McKenna, LICSW, social worker with the UVM Medical Center’s Memory Program, answers questions about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

Aging Well Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiving

The Power of Palliative Care: A Daughter’s Testimony

Within 24 hours of my 83 year-old father’s car accident, a palliative care team visited him in the ICU at UVM Medical Center. His comments, along with his Do Not Resuscitate order, triggered their visit. I did not know what palliative care, other than at the end of life, could be. I now believe it

Aging Well Patient Stories Palliative Care

Local Geriatrician Responds to WHO Recommendations to Limit Risk of Dementia

Geriatrician Michael LaMantia, MD, MPH, talks about the World Health Organization's first-ever guidelines for reducing risk for dementia and cognitive decline.

Aging Well Alzheimer's and Dementia

How One Bone Fracture Puts You at Risk for Life-Threatening Fractures

May is National Osteoporosis Month. I would like to talk about the importance of preventing fractures. Osteoporotic fractures are common, can be painful, and result in limiting a person’s activities. Our goal is to prevent a fracture before it happens. When you experience an osteopathic fracture, you significantly raise your risk for another fracture. Our

Aging Well

Stroke: How to Prevent One, How to Recognize One

Most of us can say we know someone who has had a stroke. The facts speak volumes: A stroke happens every 40 seconds in the United States Every 4 minutes, someone dies of a stroke It is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States Although they occur more commonly in those over the

Aging Well

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