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The Best Colorectal Cancer Screening? The One You Get Done

Colorectal cancer – cancer of the colon or rectum – is the second-most-common cancer affecting both men and women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. It is also the second leading cause of cancer deaths in both Vermont and New York. The good news? Colorectal cancer is

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‘Being Home is So Much Better’

John Welsh is a local legend in Shelburne, Williston and surrounding areas in Vermont. He served as a police sergeant and a police chief in Shelburne. Then, as the founder and longtime owner of the Town Cobbler in Williston, his rare craftsmanship was valued by Vermonters for decades. At 81 years of

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One Secret to a Healthy Heart? Sleep.

As a medical student, Lauren Suggs, MD, was often sleep-deprived. As she moved among various rotations during her residency, her sleep schedule also changed frequently. “I felt awful sometimes. And it felt like every body system was affected. My GI system was irregular, I had frequent headaches, my

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Anne McIlhenny is the Chief Clinical Dietitian at UVM Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center, where she provides Medical Nutrition Therapy counseling, which helps educate people about a variety of nutrition problems including diabetes, celiac disease, high blood pressure and gastrointestinal

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Women Find Strength with Cardiac Rehab

When cardiologist Sherrie Khadanga, MD, first came to The University of Vermont Medical Center for her residency in 2013, she started researching cardiovascular risk factors and ways those could be reduced. She realized there was a lot of attention given to medications, stents and surgeries in the

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Kids and Suicide

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health issues for all ages, but mental health practitioners are particularly concerned with youth, and increasing rates of suicidal ideation. Across the country, suicide rates among those 14 and younger are rising. In Vermont, according to statistics from

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Make Ahead Meals

When it comes to preparing healthy family meals, the winter season can be tough on weeknight schedules. The days are shorter, and the list of activities is often longer – from basketball games, to dance and gymnastics practices, to late-night ice times for hockey players and figure skaters. But

3 Cutting-Edge Cancer-Fighting Tools

Last fall, providers from across the country gathered at the University of Vermont Cancer Center’s Women’s Health and Cancer Conference to hear from a panel of experts on the newest groundbreaking techniques in cancer diagnosis and treatment. These innovative approaches, based on molecular

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7 Tips to Avoid ‘Tech Neck’

As an occupational therapist at University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center, Sarah Morrison sees a lot of people with upper body pain stemming from repetitive motion and poor posture. As the mom of a 10-year-old boy, she also pays attention to the way her son and his

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Power of Giving Back

The health benefits of practicing gratitude are many. According to The University of Vermont Medical Center oncologist Kim Dittus, MD, PhD, it improves emotional resilience, decreases stress and depression and lowers stress hormone (cortisol) levels as well as blood pressure levels. UVM Children’s


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Dry January, Sober October are efforts to bring attention to the not-so-healthy aspects of alcohol. Addiction, impaired judgment and driving after drinking are major health concerns, but there are less obvious health problems, too. Persistent alcohol consumption is linked to higher risk of cancers

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How to Clean a Car Seat to Prevent Infections

With increased vigilance to prevent infections, parents and caregivers may be considering cleaning their child’s car seat. To do this safely, the first step is to read the manual for disassembly, cleaning and reassembly of your child’s specific seat. Following these directions is critical to


Six Pantry Staples to Make Your Winter Healthier

When our stomach’s growling and we haven’t thought about dinner, we’re likely to grab (or order in) the first thing available, which we know won’t be the healthiest and will likely be more expensive than cooking in. But when you’re hungry, you’re willing to pay more, and compromise quality, for

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