“How much water should I drink every day?”

“How much water should I drink every day?” This commonly asked, and seemingly simple question, is deceptively complex. Traditionally, the answer has been the “8 x 8” rule of thumb; that is, drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water (64 ounces) per day. This “one-size-fits-all” approach is not based on any scientific evidence, nor does not […]

Summer is a great time in Vermont for enjoying the outdoors. We are lucky to have so many beautiful areas to explore and enjoy. Most of the time, things go just fine, but there have been two tragic deaths recently in Chittenden County that involved water, and reviewing some basic safety precautions will help keep […]

There has been an awful lot of public debate lately about the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Some describe it as an important neuropsychiatric disease that is vastly under-recognized and under-treated, while others consider the disorder to be a completely made up entity that pathologizes typical child traits and exposes kids to toxic substances.  […]

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections, which can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected. Hepatitis C was discovered only five years before I started my first job as a ‘liver doctor’ at the Veterans […]

We are in the middle of summer vacation season. A great vacation typically consists of a change in daily routine with travel to new places, eating more restaurant meals and more physical activities, such as hiking and swimming. If you have diabetes, some planning ahead will help you maintain good blood glucose control and prevent […]