Caregivers are some of the most underserved individuals dealing with illness. Their loved one has a health crisis and suddenly they need to take responsibility or manage the household. A recent report from the Cancer Support Community says that nearly half of all caregivers experience substantial anxiety and feel unprepared. Yet, the emotional and physical […]

Many modern consumer products include phthalates: food containers, construction materials, clothing, cosmetics, and medications. Phthalates are not chemically linked to other ingredients in these products, so they can easily leak out of them. As a result, people are exposed to them without realizing it. For example, skin absorbs the phthalates in makeup. Phthalates in plastic […]

If you are a woman who has recently had a mammogram, you may have received a letter from your radiologist (actually signed by me) recommending that your next mammogram be in one year. You may also have seen in your MyHealth account (the UVM Medical Center patient portal) that you are not due for screening […]

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 […]