Patient Story: The “Breast” Thing I Did When I Turned 40, or Why Getting a Mammogram is Not as Bad as You Think!

I tell women to get their mammograms all the time – it’s part of who I am. As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, friend to breast cancer survivors, and as a fundraiser for breast cancer programs, I know the importance of the annual mammogram. Yet, as my fortieth birthday approached, I wanted to […]

Berries are fleshy fruits that supply a burst of flavor and color to our plates during the summer months. They are rich in vitamins and minerals, making them an excellent snack choice. Eat berries on their own, incorporate them into your breakfast, blend them into a smoothie, make a scrumptious jam, or this delicious berry crisp—you […]

With the Fourth of July coming up, parents may be firing off questions about whether or not they should allow their children to light fireworks, even the smaller types. Vermont law only allows the use of sparklers less than 14 inches long with no more than 20 grams of pyrotechnic mixture, keeping them in compliance […]

Alzheimer’s is an insidious presence in the community. The dreaded “A” word looms large in the minds of many. You will be hard pressed to walk a block without encountering Alzheimer’s disease at work. It is in Vermont cities, towns, and neighborhoods. Think of the your harried neighbor, her arms loaded with a week’s worth […]

Approximately 250,000 people per year in the U.S. develop asthma because of weight gain. Asthma is often thought of as a disease of children, who have difficulty breathing when their airways constrict in response to infections, exercise and allergies – and that is one type of asthma. However, we live in a time when many […]