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Flood Safety and Recovery Guidance

Please be advised that severe flooding has impacted our region and may affect travel to and from our UVM Health Network locations. If you have experienced flooding, please review the following resources provided by national and local agencies. Flood Safety Tips Take extra caution when navigating

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8 Tips for Eating in the Great Outdoors

Summer is here and many of us are spending our free time outdoors, taking advantage of all that our region has to offer. Longer days mean more time to spend hiking, biking, swimming and simply enjoying the sunshine. When you’re out enjoying your favorite summer activities, you’re probably building

Food and Nutrition Diet Safety Tips

Ouch! How to Keep Summer Discomfort at Bay

It's prime time for swimming, hiking and soaking up the sunshine. But it’s also prime season for tick bites, poison ivy and other skin irritants that can show up without warning. Whether you're planning an outdoor adventure or staying comfortable at home, here are common insect bites, skin rashes

Wellness Safety Tips Heat Safety Allergies Lyme Disease Ticks

Go Jump in the Lake (But Do It Wisely)!

The first heatwave of the season hit recently, sending locals flocking to lakes, ponds and swimming holes. It was an early start for that type of heat, and with more uncomfortable stretches of 90-degree days likely in July and August, the urge to find a place to dive in and splash around will soon

Injury Prevention Water Safety Safety Tips Child Safety

Ride Like the Wind

Quincy Campbell, NP , grew up in a family of cyclists in the Pacific Northwest. She rode the rural highways and backroads around the Puget Sound along with her father and brother. But as traffic increased in the area in the 1990s, they all began feeling uncomfortable riding on busy roads. “Mountain

Wellness Safety Tips Fitness

Are Botox and Fillers Right (and Safe) for Me?

Selfies, video calls, and filters on TikTok and Instagram are boosting the popularity of Botox and dermal fillers. The demand for Botox and fillers is rising and there is no slowdown in sight. The anti-aging market is expected to increase globally from $15.4 billion in 2023 to $25.9 billion by 2028


How to Eat for Energy

Summer in our region is all too short. That's why we often try to pack in as much fun as possible and hit the trails, bike paths, rivers and lakes. We asked David Hernandez, RDN, CHC , a registered dietitian with University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center , about which

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6 Things Your Pharmacist Wants You to Know

Did you know your pharmacist can describe the chemistry of every medication imaginable – from statins to sleep aids to serotonin? They can also tell you which over-the-counter drugs to steer clear of and why mixing antacids and antibiotics can spell trouble. Your pharmacist is a drug expert. Their

Wellness Safety Tips Pharmacy

Stroke & Pregnancy: The Silent Threat of Preeclampsia

Mary Hegarty felt as healthy as ever during her first pregnancy. A couple of weeks before her due date, Hegarty and her husband planned an afternoon boat ride. On their way to the lake, with a motorboat in tow, the couple first stopped by the hospital for a routine obstetrics appointment. The boat

Women’s Health Stroke Hypertension Pregnancy Patient Stories

Yes, Your Allergies Probably Are Worse.

It’s finally feeling like spring. What’s not to love about warmer sunshine, longer days, budding trees and blooming flowers? For the nearly 60 million people in the United States who suffer from seasonal allergies, the answer can be any or all of the following: coughing, sneezing, congestion

Wellness Allergies Pharmacy

How to Boost Your Bone Health

Over the next 10 years, osteoporosis rates are expected to soar. The cause for the increase in the brittle-bone disease is multifold, from an aging population to increased obesity rates and sedentary lifestyles. Even pollution is expected to play a role; its nitrous oxide can undermine bone density

Food and Nutrition Recipes Osteoporosis Bone Health Diet

I Have Skin Cancer?

Editor’s Note: In advance of the summer season, HealthSource writer Erica Houskeeper offered to share her experience with skin cancer in the hope of helping others. Houskeeper’s experience can be instructive, according to Nathan Bombardier, MD, a Mohs surgery fellow in dermatology at University of

Cancer Skin Cancer Dermatology Patient Stories

The Truth About Diabetes

About 38 million Americans are living with diabetes – that's 1 in 10 people. For a relatively common health condition, the disease is still widely misunderstood. To help dispel some of the misconceptions, we asked Sarah Bushweller, PA , a primary care provider at University of Vermont Medical Center

Chronic Conditions Diabetes

6 Food Tips for Pain Relief

Inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury or infection, and it’s meant as a temporary defense mechanism to help you heal. It’s also a key component of cellular and DNA growth and repair. But sometimes inflammation isn’t caused by injury or infection, and it can go from helpful to

Food and Nutrition Chronic Conditions Recipes Diet Arthritis Back Pain

Q+A: Cancer In Young People on the Rise

For the first time ever, new cancer diagnoses in the United States are projected to top two million this year, according to a report from the American Cancer Society . The report also shows that people under 50 experienced an increase in overall cancer incidence from 1995 to 2020, a startling

Cancer Colorectal Cancer

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