January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Educate and empower yourself to protect your health and that of the ones you love.  Before the 1950s, cervical cancer was common and deadly. The introduction of Pap smear screening programs in the 1950s has resulted in a significant drop in cervical cancer incidence. Despite the groundbreaking test, about […]

Is your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking? If so, we have some great advice and strategies for you. Watch this interview with Elias Klemperer from the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health. Eli shares a number of different tips. See what works best for you. You can do this! Visit 802Quits.org for resources and support. […]

Lung cancer remains the most common cause of cancer related death in the United States. This is despite the decline in cigarette smoking over the last 50 years In patients at increased risk, a screening with an annual low radiation dose CT of the chest may decrease the number of deaths. Many professional organizations recommend this […]

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 […]