On September 15 the Steps to Wellness celebrated its fifth anniversary at the UVM Medical Center. The rehabilitation program offered to cancer survivors through the UVM Cancer Center has evaluated more than 700 patients since its launch in 2011.  Research data collected during this time demonstrates participants experience many benefits, including increased physical fitness and decreased stress, […]

Cancer in a child, adolescent or young adult is relatively rare. But the world of a pediatric oncologist like myself, is different – I see kids and young adults with cancer every day. I see them through their initial diagnosis and months or years of treatment. But when the cancer directed therapy is done, my […]

Sara McHugh will speak on the young cancer survivor panel at the Women’s Health and Cancer Conference on October 7 at the Sheraton in Burlington. Click here to register. I was just 23-years-old when I heard the words, “you have cancer.” My life was just beginning. I had just finished my first year working as […]

Abnormal blood clots can form in your veins (blood vessels returning blood to the heart) or arteries (blood vessels taking blood away from the heart). In this article we will talk about clots in the veins, also called “venous thrombosis.” About 1% of hospitalizations in the United States are for venous blood clots making them […]

Join us on September 6 for Dr. Perrapato’s free lecture “Prostate Health and Cancer,” part of Community Medical School at the UVM College of Medicine. Lectures take place the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30pm, including a Question & Answer session, at the UVM Given Medical Building – Carpenter Auditorium,  89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405. […]

One bad sunburn is all it takes to increase your risk of getting skin cancer, according to medical studies. So, this summer, don’t ruin a day of fun-in-the sun by not planning ahead! Kevin Maguire, MD, FACS, and Chief for the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery, answers your questions on how to protect […]