Many parents are looking for ways to teach their children the importance of seeking out diverse people, ideas, and experiences while learning, themselves, that the goal is equitable treatment for our Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. Here is advice from one of our pediatric child psychologists.
As we seek to protect ourselves and our loved ones while preventing the spread of the highly contagious respiratory illness known as COVID-19, accurate information and expert guidance is more important than ever. Here, Tim Lahey, MD, an infectious diseases doctor and professor of medicine at the University of Vermont’s Larner School of Medicine and […]
The outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is cause for concern but not panic. The UVM Health Network is working with the Vermont State Health Department and New York State Department of Health to coordinate our preparedness efforts based upon guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]
Raymond Mitchell’s lower back just gave out. Sitting on his porch, the Grand Isle Rescue volunteer EMT shakes his head as he describes responding to a call to help a person up from a chair – ironically due to back pain. As he lifted, he felt his own lower lumbar give out. Mitchell’s injury was 30 years in the making, beginning when he first hurt his back while lifting boxes during a home move. This latest injury was much […]
Our LGBTQ+ friends, family and neighbors have faced long-standing challenges in our society from increased rates of mental health issues to higher rates of substance use, but during the COVID-19 quarantine, they are managing another daunting issue. Pride Month is celebrated every June, and in honor of this month we’d like to address this important issue.
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are a popular recreational activity and they can be a useful tool for those who own large areas of land or farms, however the UVM Medical Center reports a threefold increase in ATV-related injuries in the Emergency Department this season.
There has been much discussion in the media on the use of serology (antibody) testing in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s debunk some of the myths.