Do you know how many species of snake live in Vermont? According to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, there are 11 species in the state. Almost all of these snakes are harmless. The only venomous snakes in Vermont are a handful of timber rattlesnakes living in small pockets in Rutland County. They are considered […]

Your brain is one of your most important organs. And, when you are riding your bicycle, your helmet is often the only thing between your head and a serious traumatic brain injury. Do I need to replace a bike helmet? Like most pieces of safety equipment, a bike helmet needs to be replaced on occasion. […]

Lori McKenna, LICSW, social worker with the UVM Medical Center’s Memory Program answers questions about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. What challenges face the caregiver of a person with dementia? Lori McKenna: The unknown regarding the progression of the disease. The grief that they may experience following diagnosis: anger, fear, depression, isolation, […]

Each day, the doctors and staff of the outpatient obstetrics and gynecology clinics (known as Women’s Services) support patients through complicated pregnancies, new cancer diagnoses, and a variety of other deeply personal healthcare concerns, as well as routine care like Pap smears and birth control prescriptions, all with the greatest empathy and respect. But, what would it […]