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Published on in Community, Injury Prevention, Safety Tips, COVID-19

Jess Lukas, Director of Aquatics at the Greater Burlington YMCA, offers water safety advice in partnership with the University of Vermont Medical Center and UVM Children’s Hospital.

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now available to people as young as five years old. Benjamin Lee, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, answers questions about vaccine safety and efficacy.

Published on in Community, Nutrition, Volunteer Services

Long before COVID, employees and dedicated garden volunteers at the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Fanny Allen campus have been raising money for the Colchester Food Shelf by selling flower bouquets and arrangements from the cutting garden.


The UVM Medical Center Emergency Department has seen a spike in poisonings from people ingesting a plant called false hellebore that they thought were wild ramps. Find out how to tell the difference and what to do if you eat hellebore.

Published on in Community

For the past 50 years in Vermont, the outdoor spring cleaning effort known as Green Up Day has been a source of civic pride and environmental stewardship. This year’s birthday celebration event looks a little different than originally planned. First, it was postponed because of COVID-19 and will now be held on Saturday, May 30.

Published on in Children, Children's Health, Community, Teenagers

Many parents are looking for ways to teach their children the importance of seeking out diverse people, ideas, and experiences while learning, themselves, that the goal is equitable treatment for our Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. Here is advice from one of our pediatric child psychologists.

Published on in Community

Wherever we work in health care, it’s our responsibility to meet each person who comes to us with a perspective that is unclouded by internal bias or prejudice. In recognition of Black History Month, we checked in with Marissa Coleman, PsyD, who is a Staff Psychologist within the Department of Psychological Services. Her role includes

sexual orientation and gender identity
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Kathy Mariani, MD, is a primary care physician at South Burlington Family Medicine. She describes why including information about sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) as part of the Epic upgrade will empower clinicians to provide the best care for our patients. What is your experience with SOGI issues and caring for LGBTQ+ patients? I’m

Published on in Community

Treating all of our patients with respect, dignity and compassion is central to our patient- and family-centered approach to care.

transgender youth program
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We recently received feedback from a transgender patient who sought care at our organization. She felt angry and disappointed to read her clinical treatment note and see repeated use of the wrong pronoun: “he” instead of “she.” Our failure to use the correct gender pronoun contributed to this patient feeling a lack of dignity and

miller building
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The UVM Medical Center is creating a better space for our patients, enhancing quality, privacy and healing and providing more room for families. We are doing so through the development of the Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Building, set to open in June 2019. Read on to find out how this new building leverages

Published on in Community, Physical, Social, Wellness Tips & Wellness Articles

“Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means ‘bouncing back’ from difficult experiences.” (Source: American Psychological Association). Rick Hanson is the bestselling author of “Hardwiring Happiness”

Published on in Community

Providing education, advocacy and support of organ donation isn’t just part of my professional role, it’s part of my personal life as a wife, mom and daughter. My personal story Eleven years ago this month, just months after the birth of our first child, our family received the phone call that would not only change

opioid overdoses
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Public statement by Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN, president of The University of Vermont Medical Center.   It is disappointing that on the fourth day of this New Year, we are gathered to discuss a significant increase in the number of opioid-related overdoses seen at the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Emergency Department. At 6 a.m. this