National Midwifery Week is October 4-10, 2015. So, we are taking time to celebrate our team of midwives – through their very own words of wisdom. Below are answers to the question: “What is the greatest piece of advice or wisdom that your midwife shared with you?” Add yours – with or without a photo […]

A new and improved HPV-9 Vaccine was approved for all adolescents in December 2014. HPV-9 stands for Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine. This new vaccine provides more protection from the cancers of the mouth, throat, cervix and anus that Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can cause; it continues to provide the same protection from genital warts that the […]

The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital is creating a multidisciplinary team of providers to offer comprehensive care to gender variant youth. Before we talk about what it means to be transgender, let’s first cover a few definitions. When we are born, we are assigned a sex—male or female—based on what body parts we are born with. […]

Alexandra Waltien, MA, CCLS, will speak at the 18th Annual Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Conference, a free all-day educational event for both the public and providers at all levels. Please join us on October 2. Sessions fill quickly, register today! As a child life specialist in The UVM Cancer Center, I am witness to […]

When going out to the grocery store, we are faced with thousands of different food choices. According to the Food Marketing Institute, your average grocery store has up to 47,000 different products! Yikes, that is a lot of food and a lot of choices. Faced with so many choices, many of us narrow down our […]

The answer is YES! A supervised strength training program is a safe and effective way for children to increase strength and performance. Many health care and fitness groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Sports Medicine, the American Orthopedics Society of Sports Medicine, and National Strength and Conditioning Association all support the […]

Are you throwing away your unwanted or expired medications? Think about this: The same prescription medications that may help you get better will only make someone else much worse, if they fall into the wrong hands. In fact, throwing medications in the trash makes them a target not only for your children or other family […]

What does mindfulness look like to you? Maybe it’s taking a walk outside and focusing on the sounds of nature around you and how your feet feel with each step. Maybe it’s spending a few minutes before eating a meal appreciating the smells and colors of the food on your plate. Or perhaps it’s taking two […]

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States and affects up to 50 million Americans each year. It is an inflammatory condition that causes “comedones” (blackheads and whiteheads), small reddish bumps or pustules, often called “pimples”, or deeper cystic lumps on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Acne Facts […]