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July 29, 2020
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.
July 29, 2020
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.
June 17, 2020
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.
June 13, 2020
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.
May 22, 2020
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.
February 4, 2020
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
January 20, 2020
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.
January 3, 2020
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.
November 22, 2019
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.
September 19, 2019
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
June 14, 2019
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.
May 29, 2019
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
May 20, 2019
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
May 13, 2019
What You Need to Know About Shoulder Arthritis
A shoulder dislocation puts you at risk for developing osteoarthritis of the shoulder later on in life. Not to worry if this happened to you as a young adult while playing sports, or more recently from a slip and fall injury. Many Americans suffer from shoulder arthritis but very few actually require a joint replacement.
May 9, 2019
Osteoporosis: How to "Bone Up" on Bone Health
I am the director of the Osteoporosis Program at the University of Vermont Medical Center. So, I am honored and excited to bring awareness to this important issue in our community. Unfortunately, fractures are quite common. Fractures: On the Rise in the United States Estimates in the U.S. are that for women over age 50,