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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.

Wellness Aging Well COVID-19 Heart Health Fitness

Getting Better All the Time

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

COVID-19 Heart Health

‘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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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.

COVID-19 Patient Stories

COVID-19 Q&A: Vaccines, Variants and How to Get Back to Normal 

As we await our turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, a panel of infectious disease experts from the UVM Health Network address some of the newest questions to arise. Read the full COVID-19 Q&A.

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Ready for a Mental Reboot?

The global pandemic has thrown many of us off of our routines, increased our stress and kick-started some unhealthy habits. The length of time it has lasted, and the reduced access to familiar ways to cope and recharge — exercise, visiting friends and family — has made a bad situation even worse.

Mental Health COVID-19 Wellness

Staying Safe on the Slopes

Before you zip up your coat to hit the slopes, take a minute to review our health and safety tips.

Injury Prevention COVID-19 Wellness

A 'Last chance' to Give Back: 80-year-old Jean Rook Volunteers for Vaccine Trial

Eighty-year-old Jean Rook had one thought when she heard that clinical trial testing for the COVID-19 vaccine would be happening locally: “Here in Vermont? Isn’t that wonderful!” Rook is one of hundreds of participants in the COVID-19 vaccine trial. Here is her story.

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Rather Than 'Sitting on the couch and worrying' Lynne Niebling Rolled Up Her Sleeve

Lynne Niebling is happy to play a role in the COVID-19 vaccine trial. “When I signed up for this, I was thinking about my husband, my children and my grandchildren,” says Niebling. Here is her story.

COVID-19 Patient Stories

Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Trial is Part of 'Life’s mission' for Abenaki Chief

Don Stevens knows that his fellow Abenakis may be reticent to sign up for a new vaccine. That, he says, is precisely why he felt he needed to participate in the COVID-19 vaccine trial. Here is his story.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Volunteer for a Vaccine Trial? It’s a 'No-Brainer' for Milton Rosa-Ortiz

When the news broke that UVM Medical Center would be conducting a clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine, Milton knew that as an older Latino and nurse, he had much to offer as a candidate. On Nov. 10, he rolled up his sleeve for his first vaccination. Milton is one of hundreds of participants in the COVID-19 vaccine trial. Here is his story.

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Questions and Answers

This document has been developed by the UVM Health Network, based on the most up-to-date public health guidance, to respond to some of the common questions you may have relating to the vaccine and how it will be administered here.

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COVID-19 Disrupted Everything, Including Sleep

Have you developed insomnia during the pandemic? You are not alone. Here is some expert guidance to help you take control and rest easy.

Mental Health COVID-19 Sleep Disorders

Why I Volunteered for a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Three volunteers discuss why they volunteered to participate in the COVID-19 vaccination trial conducted by the University of Vermont Medical Center and UVM Larner College of Medicine tell us why they stepped forward. Hear their stories.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Our Pandemic Holidays

As COVID-19 cases rise here and across the nation and the most wonderful time of the year is likely feeling less festive for the vast majority of us in Vermont and Northern New York. You are not alone, our infectious disease experts share their plans to celebrate safely and their hopes for a brighter 2021.

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