It’s finally feeling like summer here in Vermont and I know after a long winter (and a long cold spring!) I always crave that first truly fresh salad of the season – chock-full of delicious mixed greens. From arugula to watercress, baby lettuces to spinach, there is a type of green for every palate all […]

Summer time is here and that means warmer weather, longer daylight hours and more time outside. It’s the time of year when parents take kids to the park or on overnight camping trips. It’s a great time for families. But it also marks an increase in serious campfire-related injuries. When I first started treating pediatric […]

Amy Cohen, Program Manager of Patient- and Family-Centered Care at the UVM Medical Center talks about the new Welcoming Policy allowing for elimination of visiting hours and what else the Patient and Family Advisers are working on at the hospital. Listen to the interview by clicking on the link below, or read the transcript that […]

Fresh mixed greens – including arugula, baby spinach, bok choy, baby bibb lettuce, and pea and sunflower shoots – are the perfect early spring crop in Vermont, and they are truly delicious. Whether you are planting some in your garden, getting them in your CSA, or buying them at the farmer’s market or grocery store, […]

As we age we lose muscle and strength, a medical term known as sarcopenia. As our muscles get smaller, we become weaker. The loss of strength is consistent with a loss of mobility and independence. The quality and quantity of daily consumption of protein are important in slowing this progression. Here’s why and how. What […]

The first patient death I experienced years ago as a Pediatric Critical Care fellow in training was an elementary school-aged boy who shot himself in the head with his father’s gun.  He was immediately rushed to the hospital where we worked to save his life. Despite the small caliber of the gun, the bullet had […]

We’ve all been told countless times to eat more fruits and vegetables. We know it’s healthy to include more of them in our diet – they provide vital nutrients and fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals. But, despite our best intentions we sometimes come up short. We are always hearing things about how “easy” it is to […]

When reducing added sugars, work on making small steps and changes that will gradually make your diet healthier — and have a goal in mind. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that less than 10 percent of total daily calories should come from added sugars. That translates to about 9 teaspoons, 150 calories or 36 grams […]

Pesto is a wonderful addition to a spring menu. It’s perfect for meals and for snacks. Make it local with Vermont greens. There are a wide variety of salad greens available in Vermont, spanning across several plant families, each bearing a unique history and taste. The versatility of greens, in flavor, shape and application, is enormous! They can […]