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 […]

There is a fair amount of “smoke and mirrors” when it comes to the marketing of the e-cigarette. Currently, there are 466 brands and 7,764 flavors available in retail shops and online. All kinds of tactics are underway to market these products, including referring to them as a “green” alternative to smoking. They are not. […]

Even here in Vermont, heat-related illness can be a major issue for athletes. Consequences range from decreased performance to death. In fact, heat stroke is the third leading cause of death in athletes after cardiac disorders and cervical spine trauma. It is important to recognize and treat heat illness before major complications arise. Equally important […]

Summer is a great time in Vermont for enjoying the outdoors. We are lucky to have so many beautiful areas to explore and enjoy. Most of the time, things go just fine, but there have been two tragic deaths recently in Chittenden County that involved water, and reviewing some basic safety precautions will help keep […]

There has been an awful lot of public debate lately about the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Some describe it as an important neuropsychiatric disease that is vastly under-recognized and under-treated, while others consider the disorder to be a completely made up entity that pathologizes typical child traits and exposes kids to toxic substances.  […]

While Vermont isn’t known for its heat, we all know that once it hits 90 degrees for a few days, it gets oppressive! And, we all know it’s not a dry heat. Once the high temperatures combine with high humidity you have the recipe for uncomfortable conditions. We value our summers here in Vermont, and […]

Summer is here and plants are everywhere! They offer such beauty, but some can be harmful. As we spend more time outdoors, we increase our risk of coming into contact with poisonous plants. Young children often put harmful plants or berries in their mouths and adults may pick harmful plants and berries to eat, thinking […]