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Preparing for a Healthy Return to School
Parents have been testing me on how their children can get a healthy start as they head back to school. Let me take on that assignment and provide some information on this topic. First, be sure your child is in good health. Make sure they have an annual checkup, including that their immunizations are up […]
Update on medications available to treat osteoporosis
We now have more medications than ever before to help prevent bone fractures. And while no medication carries a 100 percent guarantee, studies show that some medications provide a 70 percent reductio...
Is a Vegan Diet Really Healthy?
More than 7.3 million Americans are vegans. That number equates to roughly 3 percent of the population What’s a Vegan? Vegans do not eat any animal products including meat, dairy, eggs or honey. Like...
Chilled Cantaloupe Soup, A Healthy Choice
Melons are in season and what better way to kick start your summer menu than with a delicious twist: chilled cantaloupe soup. Simple and healthy ingredients make this recipe a winner. Melons: The Nut...
UVM Medical Center Nurse Contract Talks Resume on Monday
Learn more about the nurse contract talks.
Nurse Recruitment & Staffing: Challenges and Successes
Nurse recruitment and staffing – both its challenges and successes – have been in the news a lot recently, and with good reason. Our nurses are one of our biggest strengths and are at the core of the...
Partnership Connecting Patients with Legal Assistance Celebrates 500th Referral
Vermont Legal Aid, UVM Medical Center help patients with legal issues impacting their health.
A Balanced View of Dizziness
Parents have been spinning up to me with questions about when to worry if their child complains they are dizzy. Let me see if I can provide a balanced opinion on this topic. Dizziness is a feeling of...
Cyberchondria: Could you have it?
Questions about our physical and mental health can crop up without any warning. Maybe you have developed a tickle in your throat or a pinkish rash suddenly shows up on your arm. In decades past, thes...
Varicose Veins: What are they and how do we treat them?
More than 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins. For some, varicose veins are a cosmetic nuisance, but for others, they can be quite painful, and could be an indication of other circulatory...
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