February is Heart Month so the time is now to think about your heart and how to keep it healthy! Many people may not know that dental health is directly related to heart health. New information from the American Dental Association and other trusted medical journals have confirmed what we have seen in practice for […]

We’re excited to celebrate our Graduate Medical Educationprogram through a blog series that will culminate with GME Appreciation Day on February 16. Get to know the names and faces of our program! The GME department is comprised of residents, fellows, program directors, associate program directors, program administrators and GME office staff.  “Love what you do […]

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) refers to a large family of viruses that affect both men and women. It is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection in the US and is transmitted by simple contact. Different strains of HPV can cause small warts or growths on the skin, plantar warts on the foot, warts in the genital […]

Every year in the United States, more than 1 million people are injured from burns. Approximately 45,000 of those are admitted to hospitals across the country. February 1 kicks off our annual Burn Awareness Week at the University of Vermont Medical Center. This is part of a national effort that runs February 1-7, 2016. Despite burn […]

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Learn more at the National Birth Defects Prevention Network website. The birth of a child is for many, a time of great celebration and joy. When a child is born with a birth defect, that joy may be tempered by concern about what that will mean for the […]

“How much water should I drink every day?” This commonly asked, and seemingly simple question, is deceptively complex. Traditionally, the answer has been the “8 x 8” rule of thumb; that is, drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water (64 ounces) per day. This “one-size-fits-all” approach is not based on any scientific evidence, nor does not […]

We’re excited to celebrate our Graduate Medical Education program through a blog series that will culminate with GME Appreciation Day on February 16. Get to know the names and faces of our program! The GME department is comprised of residents, fellows, program directors, associate program directors, program administrators and GME office staff.  I first laid eyes […]

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 […]

Our top 10 blog article of the year span an array of topics, from a patient story about a near death experience to a behind-the-scenes look at our new Mother-Baby Unit to answering your questions about childhood vaccines — and much more. Be sure to read and share our Top 10 Blog Articles of 2015! […]