During the COVID-19 pandemic, we all became more aware that our health can’t be taken for granted. If you’re looking to take more control, Gary Gilmond, MD, an adult primary care physician at University of Vermont Medical Center’s Primary Care practice in Essex, shares seven steps that men can take for better health. Get Moving […]

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans stocked their shelves with snack foods, but the shift to stay-at-home work, bulk-buying and increased social stressors have accelerated snack purchasing. While many snacks have a deservedly bad reputation when it comes to nutrition, snacks rich in good fats containing omega-3, fiber and probiotics can actually counteract the very […]

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 […]

The global pandemic has thrown many of us off of our routines, increased our stress and kick-started some unhealthy habits. The length of time it has lasted, and the reduced access to familiar ways to cope and recharge — exercise, visiting friends and family — has made a bad situation even worse. “We’re not built […]

Before COVID-19, our holiday planning felt fraught with complicated family dynamics, lost loved ones and what now feel like frivolous high-stakes decisions as whether to cook the stuffing inside the bird or if homemade cranberry sauce is better than canned. We agonized over long car rides and uncomfortable sleeper sofas. But we also looked forward […]

Welcoming home a new baby means a lifetime of priceless memories, but it also brings big changes to everyday life. As your family adjusts to new routines – and less sleep – you may experience very normal feelings of stress, anxiety or depression. While everyone has a unique experience with their newborn, there are some […]