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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.

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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,

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9 Ways to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

When it comes to stroke, there are many risk factors that are beyond your control, including Being over age 55; Being a female (each year, women have more strokes than men, and stroke kills more women than men. Use of birth control pills, pregnancy, history of preeclampsia/eclampsia or gestational diabetes, oral contraceptive use, and smoking,

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Advance Care Planning: What Happens If You Can't Speak for Yourself?

Please join us on Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for “Say it Out Loud: Who’s Your Person? What’s Your Plan?,” featuring a TED Talk Screening and panel discussion about advance care planning. The session will also include an opportunity to discuss the process and tools for medical decision making in Vermont. To

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Senior Nutrition: Why Adding Protein to Your Diet is Important

As we age we lose muscle and strength, a medical term known as sarcopenia. As our muscles get smaller, we become weaker. The loss of strength is consistent with a loss of mobility and independence. The quality and quantity of daily consumption of protein are important in slowing this progression. Here’s why and how. What

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Are You At Risk for Vision Loss?

One of the fastest-growing issues in eye health—and health care in general—is age related macular degeneration. In fact, this disease—also called AMD—has become the most common cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 65. As we live longer due to the amazing advances in medical care, and the healthy manner in

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How to Stop the "Sneak Thief of Sight"

Glaucoma affects nearly three million Americans and is a major cause of vision loss and blindness around the world. The disease is most common as we age. Beyond age sixty-five, it develops in 2-3 percent of whites and 4-6 percent of African-Americans. It also occurs in infancy and middle age, but this is less common.

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