What is the Autism Spectrum and What Does it Mean for My Child?

The incidence of autism spectrum disorder jumped about 120 percent in the first decade of this century. A 2016 national survey puts the number at 1 in 45 children from the ages of 3 to 17. Overall it’s estimated about three-and-a-half million Americans live with autism. Listen to an interview with Jeremiah Dickerson, MD, a child […]

Radishes are on the menu this month. They have a fascinating history and an interesting role in world cuisine. A Short History of the Radish Eating radishes dates back to the building of the ancient pyramids of Egypt. There, laborers were paid with vegetables including radishes. After they were introduced in Asia in 500 B.C., they were one […]

In 2014, the response rate to Hepatitis C treatments (number of people without detectable virus after treatments) was 75% to 80%, now it is 90% to 99%. Dr. Doris Strader, gastroenterologist and hematologist at the UVM Medical Center tells us about the increasing knowledge of how to diagnose and treat Hepatitis C just in the […]

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month. Fifty-four million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass, putting them at risk for broken bones. Osteoporosis-related bone breaks cost patients, their families and the healthcare system $19 billion annually. When I ask women about what they fear the most about osteoporosis, they answer that it is the curvature […]

Ransomware. The mere name sounds ominous, and the effects it can potentially have are drastic. You might have heard in the news about several health care organizations being hit by this type of malicious computer attack. The worst case to date involved a health care facility in Los Angeles, California, which, after having its computer […]