Parents have been feeding me lots of questions as to the best time for their infant to begin eating solid foods. Let me see if I can provide some easy-to-digest information on this topic. First you need to realize that it is not until late in your child’s first year of life that the digestive […]
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is one of only a few cancers that may be prevented through screening. Visit the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Web site to learn more. What should […]
This is the story of Greg, 46, a delivery driver and father from Rutland, Vermont, who had been feeling healthy his entire life. On a Thursday morning, during his regular delivery run, he felt a pressure sensation across his chest. He contributed it to lifting heavy packages the day before. After trying to ignore the […]
Most of the benefits of carrots can be attributed to their beta carotene and fiber content. This root vegetable is also a good source of antioxidant agents. Carrots are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.
Editor’s Note: This series of blog posts highlights community programs that partner with the UVM Medical Center to help people in our community. Every morning as I walk to my desk, I am met with the comforting aroma of breakfast cooking. Festive arrangements of brightly colored flowers routinely greet staff and visitors at the front […]
If you have ongoing and recurring heartburn it may be a sign that you have GERD: gastroesophagael reflux disease. GERD occurs when stomach acid and gastric contents wash back into your esophagus and throat. It’s important to know that having heartburn from time to time does not mean you have GERD. You may experience heartburn […]
Remember when carrots were just plain orange? Times have changed and grocery stores and farmer’s markets are now offering carrot varietals in hues ranging from purple to red and yellow – even black! Some fun varieties include cosmic purple, solar yellow and atomic red. Hopefully, with their fresh look, comes a newfound appreciation for this […]