Open Enrollment is the annual period when new applicants can use the Vermont Health Connect (VHC) marketplace to sign up for health and dental plans for the coming year. It is also the time that existing members have the option to change plans. New Timeline The 2018 Open Enrollment will be shorter than in past […]

If you are a woman who has recently had a mammogram, you may have received a letter from your radiologist (actually signed by me) recommending that your next mammogram be in one year. You may also have seen in your MyHealth account (the UVM Medical Center patient portal) that you are not due for screening […]

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 […]

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. […]

One of the more concerning questions I am asked about is how to help a child deal with a divorce or separation. Rather than take sides on this question, let me provide some information from the American Academy of Pediatrics that may help families cope with divorce.  Divorce affects more than 1 million children each […]

Hacking is in the news again with both individuals and large organizations being hacked. In response to the increasing frequency of these attacks, the field of cybersecurity is rapidly improving our defense capabilities by developing state-of-the-art technology, such as antivirus and anti-spyware software, and much more. However, while the development of innovative technology is the […]

It’s Fire Prevention Awareness this October. It’s a great time to review common hazards and tips. For more information please watch our video. Fire Hazard #1: Outlets Full of Cords Our Concern: There is an outlet overloaded with cords near the radiator and long curtains. Suggestions: Power bars with surge protectors are a good alternative […]

Aging skin. It’s something we will all deal with as we get older. I frequently tell my patients “the more birthdays we acquire, the more bumpy, wrinkled, scaly, saggy, and spotty we become.” There are different types of skin aging we go through. They are due to extrinsic and intrinsic factors. Extrinsic factors are based on what […]