Organ Donation: Why My Sister is My Hero

Four years ago at the age of 46, I “crash landed” into kidney disease. A visit to the doctor for what seemed like flu symptoms led me to the hospital and a diagnosis of Goodpasture’s Syndrome (a rare autoimmune disease in which antibodies attack the lungs and kidneys). It was the beginning of a long, tiring, […]

A patient recovering from addiction may not have “visit the dentist” at the top of their to-do list. However, as staff dentist at UVM Medical Center, I have seen that the medication they rely on in recovery – as well as some habits they might be carrying with them – can impact their oral health. […]

The average young person in the U.S. and in Vermont initiates sexual activity for the first time at age 17. To help young people choose safe and healthy sexual relationships, we must provide education and support regarding prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). STIs are a common cause of disease in sexually active adolescents. They […]

At one time or another, most of us have experienced the racing thoughts and fears that come with stress. Here, Beth Robbins, PsyD, shares strategies on how to reduce stress throughout your busy day. Q: It’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t experienced periods of stress and anxiety. Do you think it’s worse today, or […]

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. How do you know when you need help getting pregnant? Couples who are trying to get pregnant but are not succeeding can be under tremendous stress. On average, 80 percent of heterosexual couples will become pregnant within a year of starting to try. So, if you’ve been trying for a […]