Showing articles tagged with "COVID-19"

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Two years into a global pandemic, the many ways COVID-19 has affected our mental health is becoming clear.

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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.

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COVID-19 vaccines have gotten a serious upgrade. Two UVM Medical Center experts weigh in on the optimal protection against a fall surge.

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Experts from UVM Children’s Hospital answer parent and caregiver questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids.

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An expert weighs in on why it feels like everyone is sick right now.

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With the omicron wave subsiding across much of the country, many are wondering: Is this the end of the pandemic?

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Myocarditis, a rare side effect of COVID-19 vaccination, made headlines. A pediatric cardiologist at UVM Medical Center explains why coronavirus infection poses a much, much greater danger.

Parent on a telehealth call with a provider. The parent is holding the ipad and the sitting next to their daughter who has a thermometer in her mouth.
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While in-person visits are encouraged for those who need to be seen in person, such as a young infant or toddler who needs to be measured, examined in person, and/or vaccinated, the University of Vermont Health Network has significantly expanded video conferencing to allow families to access their child’s health care professional.

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The variant now accounts for 95% of new infections in the U.S. Our infectious disease specialist answers your top five questions.

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With omicron threatening an already overburdened health care system, you don’t want to land in the hospital with the flu. Infectious disease expert Jessie Leyse, MD, MPH, shares some tips about how to stay healthy.

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We've seen too many people, even young people, die from COVID-19. The vast majority were unvaccinated and when they show up here, it’s too late. Until we have everyone vaccinated, we’re going to see this pattern continue indefinitely.

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Many of our practices use the video chatting program called Zoom to conduct video appointments. We want to reassure you that the Zoom program that UVM Health Network has implemented across our practices is secure and private.

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Dealing with COVID-19 on an ongoing basis can be stressful and a high-stress environment has been associated with an increased risk of domestic violence and child abuse. Here are some tips to make your home as stress-free as possible for you and your children.

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Our poison prevention expert shares advice for safely using and storing cleaners, and debunks myths about drinking disinfectants. Get key safety steps for cleaning at home.

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COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives. We should give ourselves the patience and understanding to acknowledge how truly difficult this time is for both our physical and mental health.