May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Join David Rettew, MD, for a Facebook Live broadcast on May 15, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the University of Vermont Medical Center Facebook Page.  When I was first asked to write a blog post on how to assess one’s own mental health, I first thought […]

A bump on the head isn’t what it used to be.  So, when does that ‘bump’ become a concussion? Concussions are more common than you may think. State statistics from 2010 show that concussion resulted in 1,018 visits to the emergency room. Here at the UVM Medical Center, we had 661 patients visit our physicians […]

Join us on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 for our free “Text U L8R” Summer Program. Learn more and register at “Text U L8R” Summer Program.  The UVM Medical Center and the Clinical Simulation Laboratory at the UVM College of Medicine created “TXT U L8R” to discourage individuals from texting while driving. Key elements include a demonstration of […]

Last week, the Journal of the Medical Association (JAMA) published an article highlighting the most recent results of a national nutrition survey (NHANES, or the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) between 2011-2012.  The results demonstrated, for the first time, a decrease in rates of obesity in young children (ages 2-5). Obesity decreased in these […]

A 13-year old boy feels tired, gets stomach aches from time to time, and his bowel movements have become more frequent and loose. He’s worried, but he doesn’t like to talk about his symptoms, so they continue, quietly. His mother notices that he’s looking pale and not quite right, and takes him to his local […]

Early in the morning on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, I woke up – and my mom and dad were already awake. That day I would fly to Orlando, Florida. Then, my little brother, Otis, woke up. We got dressed and there was a knock on the door. There was a man there. He asked if we needed a ride to the […]