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You’re Sick, Too?

With masks coming off, it seems like seasonal illnesses like the flu, the common cold and stomach bugs are running rampant. Is that really the case, or are we all just paying more attention to sickness than we did before COVID-19? We asked Jessie Leyse, MD, MPH, an infectious disease physician and

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5 Healthy Recipes You Can Make with Your Kids

For parents of picky eaters, the kitchen table can often feel more like a battleground than a safe haven. “Getting your kids involved in the kitchen can be a great way to break down some of that resistance and introduce them to new and healthy foods,” says Leah Pryor, executive chef at The

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‘I Feel Like I'm Making a Difference Here’

Sandra Richardson, RN, MSN, spent nearly 20 years working as a nurse in her native South Carolina. Then, after working for a couple of years as a travel nurse, first in Southeast and then in Vermont, she decided to join the neurology team full time at the University of Vermont Medical Center in

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Taking It to the Bank

Lauren Rolandini, RN, lays back in a donation chair while Sarah Cooper, a Richmond Rescue AEMT, inserts a needle into her arm with the skill and ease of someone who has done it a thousand times. The two share a quick smile behind their masks as Rolandini squeezes a foam ball in her fist, her blood

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When Time Is of the Essence

Many people are aware that it’s important to get care quickly for stroke patients, but they may not know just how crucial fast action can be. “Left untreated, a stroke victim can lose millions of brains cells every minute,” says Daniela Zambrano, MD, a vascular neurologist at The University of

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Don’t Sweat It: Busting Six Menopause Myths

If you break out in a sweat just thinking about what menopause might mean for your mood, your relationships or your ability to sleep through the night, chill out. Women’s health experts Daniel Laury, MD, of UVM Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, N.Y., and Mariah North, MD, of UVM

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With Help from Young Survivors Group, Oncology Nurse Has Peak Experience

When Kelly Gernander, an oncology nurse in the University of Vermont Cancer Center’s Oncology-Hematology Clinic, finished a grueling chemotherapy regimen in 2007 and was declared cancer-free, she felt on top of the world. Less than a year later, she really was on top of the world, cresting the

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Heart Care Hits the Road

The earlier Gavin Noble, MD, can discover a problem with a patient’s heart, the better. But when that patient lives in a rural community, where specialty care like cardiology isn’t available close by, discovering that problem can be impossible. “From Ticonderoga, it’s more than an hour drive to

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9 Questions You’re Too Shy To Ask: Colon Health

There’s no easy way to say it: If you are age 45 or older and haven’t talked to your doctor about colon screening, you are already behind. We get it. Colonoscopies get a bad rap and people are uncomfortable talking about their bowels and bathroom habits. But when it comes to your health, ignorance

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The Pandemic’s End

We asked three University of Vermont Health Network infectious disease and pulmonology experts to weigh in on the future of COVID-19. Jessie Leyse, MD, MPH, infectious disease physician at UVM Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center David Kaminsky, MD, pulmonary and critical care physician

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What Is the Point of Yoga?

Roland Kielman, a Communications Specialist with the University of Vermont Health Network, recently explored yoga and its benefits during a 30-day yoga challenge with one question in mind: Is yoga a good cardiovascular workout? Just after the New Year, my doctor gave me some news that I did not want

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A Pioneering Procedure: Pediatric Spinal Anesthesia

Page for redirect to the YouTube promotional video for Children's - For decades, physicians at the University of Vermont Medical Center and UVM Larner College of Medicine have been pioneering a safer way to administer anesthesia to pediatric patients without putting them 'to sleep'.

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A Tasty Recipe to Try: Toasted Spelt Soup with Escarole & Beans

At the start of each year, many of us commit to eating healthier. But what does that look like? Instead of focusing on what type of diet to follow, focus on the quality of foods you select: unprocessed or minimally processed foods, colorful vegetables and fruit, and more plant protein. With whole

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‘Back to My Best’

Two miles from home, a sudden pain stopped Sara Rutledge in her tracks. As the feeling, now burning, crept into her chest, her black lab, Goose, turned and looked back, curious why their daily run was being cut short. Maybe it was the poor air quality, a consequence of smoke migrating to the Green

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