Before any of us had heard of COVID-19 or the phrase ‘social distancing’, one in 10 families in Vermont struggled to put food on the table. As the pandemic tightened its grip, shutting down businesses or even closing them for good, the job losses and financial impacts that followed pushed that number to one in […]

The global pandemic has thrown many of us off of our routines, increased our stress and kick-started some unhealthy habits. The length of time it has lasted, and the reduced access to familiar ways to cope and recharge — exercise, visiting friends and family — has made a bad situation even worse. “We’re not built […]

This document has been developed by the UVM Health Network, based on the most up-to-date public health guidance, to respond to some of the common questions you may have relating to the vaccine and how it will be administered here.   Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?   Yes. COVID-19 vaccines are being developed rapidly to fight […]

Before COVID-19, our holiday planning felt fraught with complicated family dynamics, lost loved ones and what now feel like frivolous high-stakes decisions as whether to cook the stuffing inside the bird or if homemade cranberry sauce is better than canned. We agonized over long car rides and uncomfortable sleeper sofas. But we also looked forward […]

Last week I listened to a podcast that reviewed lifestyle approaches for longevity. They touched upon nutrition, stress-reduction behavior, mindset, movement and sleep. They ended by referencing what they believed to be the most important, and most neglected: regular health care screenings. I vigorously nodded my head as I listened. A routine mammogram may have […]