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Should My Child Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now available to people as young as five years old. Benjamin Lee, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, answers questions about vaccine safety and efficacy.

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Expecting Answers

For pregnant patients, the decision to get vaccinated can be stressful, but experts say the benefits far outweigh the risks.

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‘An opportunity we shouldn’t pass up’

Irene KeruBo is delivering one very important message to the resettled African community: Get the COVID vaccine. And she’s doing it in song.

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10 Tips to Becoming More Resilient

If there’s a silver lining to the last year, it’s that we figured out how to cope with an enormous amount of stress. The lessons we’ve learned will help us overcome future challenges, say the experts.

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House Calls

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant hurdles in health care, but has also forced needed changes and improvements. Primary care has evolved to deliver care where people want it most: at home.


Avoiding the Emergency Room? Waiting Could Be Worse

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have postponed the care they need. That can pose a greater risk than COVID-19.


A COVID Rehab Unit For All

The path back to health from COVID-19 can be long, so Elizabethtown Community Hospital decided to provide space for recovery to patients – and not just their own.


COVID-19 Q&A: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Pregnancy is considered a high-risk health category during COVID-19. You may have questions or concerns about the safety of the vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and we are here to help.

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The Pandemic’s Heart-Breaking Side Effect: Sitting, Sitting, Sitting

Medical experts are concerned that the nearly year-long pandemic has led to a decrease in physical activity and increase in heart health risks. UVM Medical Center Cardiologist Sherrie Khadanga, MD, offers advice for stepping up activity at home, and ultimately, improving the health of your heart.

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A Sad Connection: Depression and Heart Disease

Studies show a link between depression and heart disease, with each condition raising the risk of the other. As we navigate an uncertain future due to COVID, understanding the correlation could help save your life, or the life of someone you love.

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Getting Better All the Time

A year ago, COVID-19 necessitated rapid innovation at the Cardiology Clinic. Today, that means improved care for patients.

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Chocolates, 92 Candles and a Shot

How better to celebrate 92 years on Earth than getting the COVID-19 vaccine? At least that’s how Marion Blanchette saw it on Saturday, February 13 – her 92nd birthday. “I was waiting until it was my turn,” she says, “and I was anxious. But it was perfect. It ran so smooth – no waiting, nothing.”

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‘It’s a relief.’ Veteran First Responder Believes in Science – and the COVID-19 Vaccine

First responder Mike Cannon, who has spent decades rescuing people from danger, says the COVID-19 vaccine is safe. He’s already received his second shot, and urges his colleagues to get vaccinated to protect themselves and those around them.

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At 105 Years Old, Sophie Knows the Vaccine Will ‘Get rid of this COVID’

Sophie Connors is living through her second global pandemic, and this time she is well-aware of the impacts – and how the world will beat it.

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She Survived COVID-19, but Full Recovery Seems Uncertain

Ten months after surviving a serious case of COVID-19, Becky Aitchison still has not fully recovered. She is among an unknown number of COVID-19 survivors – collectively referred to as long-haulers or people with ‘Long COVID’ – This is her story.

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