Providers Believe That Health Care is a Right For Every Human

These are uncertain and troubling times. Here at the University of Vermont Health Network, we have seen the resulting anxiety reflected in the faces and words of the people we encounter every day. While we can’t change the world, we can welcome everyone who comes through our doors with respect, curiosity and understanding. We are […]

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 […]

This month, we take a closer look at sweet potatoes. They are that starchy vegetable we all know and love, but we are also slightly confused about them. See, sweet potatoes aren’t actually potatoes or yams (a starchier and drier tuber native to Africa and Asia). They are part of the morning glory family, native […]

A recent study at the Vermont Lung Center at the the University of Vermont provides support for yoga breathing as a new way of relieving symptoms of COPD. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) affects the lives of more than three million people every year. For COPD patients, the lungs have trouble exhaling air when they breathe. […]

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Dr. Bob Gramling is division chief of palliative medicine at the UVM Medical Center. In this interview, he discusses the role palliative care plays. He also talks about the importance of making sure a patient’s and family’s concerns and wishes are heard. Listen to the interview at […]

Today, like every day, more than 3,400 people will lose their lives on the world’s roads. Many of them are young men and women at the start of their adult lives. Almost half of all road traffic deaths are among pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is […]