I tell women to get their mammograms all the time – it’s part of who I am. As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, friend to breast cancer survivors, and as a fundraiser for breast cancer programs, I know the importance of the annual mammogram. Yet, as my fortieth birthday approached, I wanted to […]

You may not be aware that Vermont ranks top on the list of states with a high incidence of melanoma, a potentially lethal form of skin cancer  that accounts for less than 5 percent of all skin cancers, but is responsible for the majority of skin cancer-related deaths. According to the Center for Disease Control, Vermont has one […]

This June, the Vermont Department of Health and the UVM Cancer Center present the first-ever Men’s Health and Cancer Conference. This half-day event will be dedicated to education around cancer prevention, screening, survivorship, and overall health for men—although women are encouraged to attend as well. Learn more and register by clicking here. During Men’s Health Month, we want […]

Intimately touched by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis and the loss of her mother to lung cancer, Curtiss now channels his professional skills and time toward raising awareness and supporting organizations that are on the frontline in the fight against cancer. Learn more at www.pinkribboncooking.com.  From Chef Curtiss: This was a big hit when my wife Bridget […]

It comes as no surprise to those of us familiar with Vermont that the Green Mountain state continues to receive national recognition for many of its special features. Vermont cities are routinely included in lists of top places to live in America; Vermont consistently ranks high in education, social services and as one of the […]

Intimately touched by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis and the loss of her mother to lung cancer, Curtiss now channels his professional skills and time toward raising awareness and supporting organizations that are on the frontline in the fight against cancer. Learn more at www.pinkribboncooking.com.  From Chef Curtiss: Simple, delicious and perfect for spring. Nutrition Facts […]

As men, we don’t talk about health enough. When we do, it might largely be due to the prompting of a significant other or loved one. We want to change that. Together, the Vermont Department of Health and the UVM Cancer Center will present the first-ever Men’s Health and Cancer Conference. This half-day event will […]

The recent unveiling of the Precision Medicine Initiative during President Obama’s State of the Union address was a momentous occasion for this molecular pathologist. President Obama seeks to invest $215 million from his 2016 budget to improve the country’s ability to explore and leverage precision medicine. So, what exactly is precision medicine? Currently, most medical […]

Join us on April 9 for “New Hope in the Fight Against Lung Cancer” a free event featuring talks by Claire Verschraegen, MD, University of Vermont Cancer Center, and Garth Garrison, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Vermont Medical Center. Learn more and register at action.lung.org/burlingtonexpo or call 802-876-6862 Despite the decline in […]