For many of us, daily exercise has taken a back seat during the pandemic as we spend more time at home. Whether our routines have gotten slower, we’re working remotely, helping our children with their Zoom schooling or spending more time alone, our lifestyles have become more sedentary. We may notice the impact this change […]

The global pandemic has thrown many of us off of our routines, increased our stress and kick-started some unhealthy habits. The length of time it has lasted, and the reduced access to familiar ways to cope and recharge — exercise, visiting friends and family — has made a bad situation even worse. “We’re not built […]

This document has been developed by the UVM Health Network, based on the most up-to-date public health guidance, to respond to some of the common questions you may have relating to the vaccine and how it will be administered here.   Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?   Yes. COVID-19 vaccines are being developed rapidly to fight […]

By Wouter Rietsema, MD, vice president, population health and information services, UVM Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital. At this point in the pandemic, we’ve learned that wearing a mask is the right thing to do because it protects the people around us. When we talk, cough, sneeze or exhale, facial coverings decrease the […]

Young adults face numerous life changes and challenges as they prepare for adulthood (or “adulting” as they’d say). Learning how to cook and clean, do the laundry, get an oil change or run an errand at the store, adolescents pick up a significant amount of skills at this age, but one bit of education that […]

Marilyn Powell knows all too well about the impacts of smoking. She says she has no doubt that smoking contributed to the death of her father, her husband, even her oldest son who passed away in his sleep at 39 years old. “Everybody in my family has died of heart attacks,” she says, most likely induced […]

Opioid addiction has grown to epidemic proportions locally and nationwide. In 2015, more people in the United States died from drug overdoses than in car crashes. Vermonters have seen firsthand the negative impact that opioid addiction can have on families, friends and entire communities. In response to the crisis, Vermont’s medical community is working to […]