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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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Myocarditis and Vaccination: Is It Worth the Risk?

Scott Yeager, MD, a pediatric cardiologist at University of Vermont Medical Center, answered our top five questions about this rare condition and its connection to COVID-19. What is myocarditis? Myocarditis is a general term for inflammation of the heart muscle. The heart can be affected by a

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Brush It Off

When Justin Hurlburt, DMD, looks inside a patient’s mouth, he’s actually looking at their heart, too. That’s because when there are problems in your mouth, like tooth decay or gum disease – all caused by bacteria – those same problems can find their way to other parts of your body, especially your

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Flexing in the Kitchen

We often hear about which foods we shouldn’t eat if we want to protect our heart: No red meat. No sugar. No salt. It’s somewhat harder to know what we should consume. “You can’t just throw away all the unhealthy stuff you’ve been eating if you don’t know what to replace it with,” says Anne McIlhenny

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‘I’m Right Where I Want To Be'

If not for Star Trek’s Dr. Spock, Johnnie Wren, MD, might not be practicing family medicine at the Au Sable Forks Health Center in northern New York. Fresh out of medical school and hoping to find a residency program to launch her career into family medicine, Dr. Wren attended a regional recruitment

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The Secret Weapon Against Getting Sick? Good Nutrition

A new spin on an old saying is “starve a cold, feed the gut” — an approach that may help keep sickness at bay. Nutrition is important, and foods you may already have on hand can offer your immune system a healthy kick. Emily Clairmont, clinical dietitian in Culinary Medicine at the University of

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Forgotten At Our Own Peril: The Opioid Crisis

Before the pandemic, it looked like progress was finally being made in addressing the opioid crisis. The medical community had tightened its prescription rules and new, effective treatments, like medication-assisted treatment (MAT), were becoming more and more widely available. Even the stigma

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Omicron: What You Need to Know

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the latest COVID-19 variant now accounts for 95% of new infections in the U.S. Our infectious disease specialist Wouter Rietsema, MD, answers your top five questions. Dr. Rietsema is the Vice President of Population Health and

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Flu Is the Last Thing You Need. 5 Steps to Avoid Infection.

With all the attention paid to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are loath to think about another respiratory virus that, every year, makes people very sick and can even result in death. But just like COVID-19, we have a powerful weapon to fight it: the flu vaccine. Jessie Leyse, MD, MPH, infectious

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A Doctor’s Plea to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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10 Tips to Stop Tossing and Turning

Sleep is easy to take for granted, and hotly debated when talking about Daylight Saving Time, but it's crucially important to our well-being. It gives your brain a little vacation, and most adults do best when they get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each day. Sleep allows your brain time to: Grow and repair

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Top 5 Pregnancy Myths, Busted

Pregnancy is a time when everyone seems to be an expert – your mother, the person behind you at the grocery store, every single relative at a holiday gathering. Not only is much of this advice unsolicited, some of it is actually outdated. Here’s some current (factual) advice from three pregnancy

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The Science of Happiness: How to Overcome Pandemic Grief

Andrew Rosenfeld, MD, a psychiatrist within the University of Vermont Health Network, describes the emotional impact of COVID-19 as one of wide-ranging grief. “We’re grieving from loss of life, loss of employment, loss of educational opportunities, and from the loss of both physical and relationship

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Is It Easy to Give Blood? You Bet. Here’s How.

Yes, blood donation involves a needle. But let’s face it, in the era of COVID-19, most of us are pretty familiar with needles by now. And just like COVID-19 vaccination, this jab can mean you are saving a life. There is a historic blood shortage happening right now. Demand for blood is high, mostly

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