Aging and the Brain: What’s Normal and What’s Not?

Our bodies change as we age. In general, we see changes in our hearing, hair, or even height. We may also notice changes in our vision or our sleeping patterns. Memory changes occur, too. For a growing number of aging Americans, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia may take hold. William Pendlebury, MD, medical […]

Preeclampsia is a condition in which a woman develops high blood pressure during the second half of pregnancy. It can be life-threatening for mother and baby and may necessitate early delivery. Preeclampsia: Diagnosis and treatment We diagnose preeclampsia when a woman with previously normal blood pressure develops high blood pressure. She also begins to pass protein […]

Major depression diagnoses are on the rise, especially among adolescents and millennials, according to a new study by Blue Cross Blue Shield that evaluated medical claims data. Dr. Robert Pierattini, chair of Psychiatry at the UVM Medical Center, comments on the study and explains what it means. What did the study examine? Robert Pierattini: This report prepared […]