Showing articles tagged with "Infectious Disease"

Published on in COVID-19, Infectious Disease

After fighting and winning his battle against Covid-19, Albert LaDuke is back with his family and the things he enjoys - especially his scratch-off tickets. His treatment and rehabilitation at the UVM Health Network helped him build strength and independence so he could return home. Read Albert LaDuke's story.

Before you zip up your coat to hit the slopes, take a minute to review our health and safety tips.

This document has been developed by the UVM Health Network, based on the most up-to-date public health guidance, to respond to some of the common questions you may have relating to the vaccine and how it will be administered here.

Published on in Community Health, COVID-19, Infection Control, Infectious Disease

Thanks to our diligence, communities in Vermont and Northern New York have experienced some of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the nation. With flu season looming, we can add one more powerful tool to our prevention measures.

Published on in COVID-19, Infectious Disease

Richard Pritsky, 74, beat a serious case of COVID-19 that put him on a ventilator in UVM Medical Center’s intensive care unit. Now that he’s healthy again, he doesn’t intend to mess with the flu. Learn about the steps he’s taking to prep for flu season and a possible “twindemic.”

Parents have been asking what it takes to ensure they do a good job parenting their children - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lewis First, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, provides advices on how to build resiliency in your child.

While available evidence indicates that most children are not at higher risk for COVID-19, there are plenty of challenges facing parents and families during the pandemic. Read UVM Medical Center's tips for supporting your child during this time.

As educators and parents prepare for children to return to school safely during COVID-19, there are new anxiety-inducing concerns facing families. While much of the discussion has focused on what happens inside school, it’s important to consider safety precautions when traveling to and from school.

Nilgun Zimakas, MD, a pediatrician with UVM Children’s Hospital, gives us guidance on how to talk to your children about mask wearing.  

Published on in COVID-19, Safety Tips, Infectious Disease

Summer is here and you’re likely asking yourself what is safe? And how do I participate in my usual summer activities? We asked Central Vermont Medical Center infectious disease physician Jessie Leyse, MD, MPH for her advice on staying safe this summer.

Published on in COVID-19, Infection Control, Infectious Disease, Pathology

There has been much discussion in the media on the use of serology (antibody) testing in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of this information is misleading, setting unrealistic expectations on how we could use testing to re-open the economy, or identify a person’s COVID-19 immunity status. Let’s debunk some of the myths surrounding this test.

hand hygiene
Published on in Infection Control, Infectious Disease

Clean hands have the power to prevent infections. In fact, health care providers might need to clean their hands as many as 100 times per 12-hour shift, depending on the number of patients and intensity of care. Kemper Alston, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of Infectious Disease, tells us more. When should those of

rabies bats
Published on in Family Health, Infectious Disease

Bats are linked to human rabies cases. Forty-two of the 52 human cases of rabies in the U.S. between 1990 and 2016 were due to rabies from bats. While we see rabies in bats across the US, including Vermont, most bats do not have rabies. In Vermont, only 5 percent of bats have it. The