A patient recovering from addiction may not have “visit the dentist” at the top of their to-do list. However, as staff dentist at UVM Medical Center, I have seen that the medication they rely on in recovery – as well as some habits they might be carrying with them – can impact their oral health. […]

The average young person in the U.S. and in Vermont initiates sexual activity for the first time at age 17. To help young people choose safe and healthy sexual relationships, we must provide education and support regarding prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). STIs are a common cause of disease in sexually active adolescents. They […]

At one time or another, most of us have experienced the racing thoughts and fears that come with stress. Here, Beth Robbins, PsyD, shares strategies on how to reduce stress throughout your busy day. Q: It’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t experienced periods of stress and anxiety. Do you think it’s worse today, or […]

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. How do you know when you need help getting pregnant? Couples who are trying to get pregnant but are not succeeding can be under tremendous stress. On average, 80 percent of heterosexual couples will become pregnant within a year of starting to try. So, if you’ve been trying for a […]

It’s Testicular Cancer Awareness Month—a great opportunity to build awareness for this rare cancer that mostly affects young men. Today, it is a largely survivable disease. That’s why early detection is so important. Here are some quick facts about testicular cancer: This is THE most common cancer in young men aged 20-35 years old! The […]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I would like to invite you to join the UVM Medical Center’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) in working to change the culture of violence. This year’s theme is “Engaging New Voices.” It builds on the idea that we are stronger together and that by working with community […]