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 […]

Eat this, don’t eat that. It’s good for you; now, it’s not. Exercise, but not too much, and not too little… Yikes! We all wish there were concrete answers to the question of diet and exercise choices as they relate to breast cancer. We would love to say, to prevent or cure breast cancer all you […]

“Calcifications.” That’s the word that Jen Berg remembers in the phone call that informed her she would need a biopsy following her mammogram. Flash forward a few days on from there, and she had received a diagnosis of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Intraductal Carcinoma, and within days she was scheduled to meet with the team at […]

Passwords. They are used to protect some of our most sensitive information, including e-mail, bank accounts, credit cards, internet-connected computers and – most important – our identities. They are the pain point for every user: usually required to be a certain length, contain a combination of characters, numbers and symbols. Once you’ve created that perfect, […]

Meredith Koch doesn’t remember turning 25 years-old. She marked her quarter-century birthday in an operating room at The University of Vermont Medical Center. Why? An upright piano she was helping to move out of the back of a pick-up truck crushed her with hundreds of pounds of force. A Seven-Hour Surgery When she realized she […]

Parents of newborns have been trying to stump me with their questions about how best to care for their baby’s belly button or umbilical cord stump. Let me try to clamp off anyone’s concern and provide some information on this topic. The quickest way to have the cord stump fall off, leaving a nice new […]