May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections, which can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected. Hepatitis C was discovered only five years before I started my first job as a ‘liver doctor’ at the Veterans […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects nearly 1 in 10 adults. If you don’t have IBS yourself, chances are you know someone who does. You also probably know that IBS is not fun and hard to predict. IBS is different for each person and can include any or all of the following complaints: upset stomach, bloating, […]

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 300,000-600,000 people are affected by DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE) in the United States every year. Fatal pulmonary emboli cause more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined. What is Deep Vein Thrombosis? Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) […]

March 24 is American Diabetes Association “Alert Day,” a one-day “wake-up call” asking the public to take the “Diabetes Risk Test” to find out whether they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Linda Tilton, certified diabetes educator, explains who is at risk and how to lower your risk for diabetes. Currently, 30 million […]

Did you know that it is National Diabetes Month? Diabetes is a condition where there is too much blood sugar in the bloodstream. It can leave you feeling very tired, thirsty, and needing to urinate a lot. Left untreated it can have long-term effects on the nervous system, the kidneys, vision, and the heart. For […]

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in […]

This article was written by Meredith King and originally published on the UVM Brainwaves Blog, published by University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education. See more at: http://learn.uvm.edu/health-blog/lyme-disease-on-the-rise-in-vermont Ten or 20 years ago, most Vermonters never gave Lyme disease a second thought. It was a distant threat, something that people in, say, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey […]

Two years, three months, and 24 days have passed since November 25, 2011 – the day my life changed forever. I awoke around 3 a.m. that day with a sensation in my chest area that I will never forget. It was not until I sat up that I noticed my heart was racing so fast it […]

In a recent edition of the Burlington Free Press, reporter Lynn Monty interviewed several people who had found used syringes while picking up trash in their communities on Green-Up Day. Syringes may be used to administer a number of substances, drugs included; however, they are also used by people with diabetes to administer insulin. A […]