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September 9, 2020
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.
July 29, 2020
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.
July 29, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Innovative communication workshops enhance pediatric care and family experience to ensure patients and families feel seen and heard.
November 22, 2019
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
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
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
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
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