After fighting and winning his battle against COVID-19, Albert LaDuke is back home with his family and the things he enjoys – especially his scratch-off tickets. His treatment and rehabilitation at the UVM Health Network helped him build strength and independence so he could return home. When Mr. LaDuke, 86, first arrived at UVM Health Network […]
1. How do I stay safe if I plan on going to BBQs and cookouts during the summer? The summer is a great time of year to get together with family and friends, especially in Northern New York and Vermont. With COVID-19 still spreading in some areas of the country, it’s best to keep social […]
Though traditional Fourth of July celebrations and activities will look a bit different this year, we expect that fireworks displays will continue in one way or another now and into the coming weeks. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring danger. On average, 180 people go to the emergency rooms every day in the United States […]
Many parents are looking for ways to teach their children the importance of seeking out diverse people, ideas, and experiences while learning, themselves, that the goal is equitable treatment for our Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. Here is advice from one of our pediatric child psychologists.
Raymond Mitchell’s lower back just gave out. Sitting on his porch, the Grand Isle Rescue volunteer EMT shakes his head as he describes responding to a call to help a person up from a chair – ironically due to back pain. As he lifted, he felt his own lower lumbar give out. Mitchell’s injury was 30 years in the making, beginning when he first hurt his back while lifting boxes during a home move. This latest injury was much […]
Our LGBTQ+ friends, family and neighbors have faced long-standing challenges in our society from increased rates of mental health issues to higher rates of substance use, but during the COVID-19 quarantine, they are managing another daunting issue. Pride Month is celebrated every June, and in honor of this month we’d like to address this important issue.
There has been much discussion in the media on the use of serology (antibody) testing in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s debunk some of the myths.
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are a popular recreational activity and they can be a useful tool for those who own large areas of land or farms, however the UVM Medical Center reports a threefold increase in ATV-related injuries in the Emergency Department this season.
As we shift to a longer-term acceptance of our new reality, many patients in our older adult population have been asking great questions about their health, their risk of contracting COVID-19, and how to live a healthy lifestyle while social distancing. Learn more in this Q+A with UVM Medical Center geriatrician Amelia Gennari, MD, about how older adults can stay safe during this time.
The school year is ending and many summer camps and childcare programs remain closed prompting families to get creative in the way they entertain their children. More and more of these popping up in backyards, now seems like a good time to talk about safety.