Mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and substance use disorder are among the most common — and disabling — health conditions worldwide. Yet, according to the University of Washington, 50 percent of individuals who are referred to mental health specialists by their primary care doctor never follow through on that referral. And among those […]

Pregnancy is considered a high-risk health category during COVID-19, making pregnant individuals eligible for the vaccine before the general public. You may have questions or concerns about the safety of the vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and we are here to help. University of Vermont Medical Center experts Marjorie Meyer, MD, division chief of maternal […]

For many of us, daily exercise has taken a back seat during the pandemic as we spend more time at home. Whether our routines have gotten slower, we’re working remotely, helping our children with their Zoom schooling or spending more time alone, our lifestyles have become more sedentary. We may notice the impact this change […]

“A two-way street.” That’s how experts describe the connection between depression and heart disease. But for the 350 million people who suffer from depression and the 17.3 million who die each year of heart disease worldwide, drawing a line between the heart and the head is not a straightforward exercise. What we do know is […]