Nominations Open for First-Ever DAISY Awards at UVM Medical Center In 1999, Patrick Barnes was diagnosed with ITP, an autoimmune disease. At 33 years old, he had already survived Hodgkin’s disease twice. Earlier that year, he and his wife had their first child. Sadly, Patrick died from complications of his disease. During the eight weeks […]

The Turning Point Center of Chittenden County is a peer-run recovery center for those in recovery from substance abuse (alcohol and/or drug addiction). Our 2016 guest survey of 195 guests suggests that the majority (61%) of our guests are in the first year of recovery. The first year of recovery is filled with many challenges […]

Patients often tell me, “you don’t want me to make anything, I’m not artistic.” Familiar with that common rejection, I have learned to skirt around the word “art” in my introductions and invitations. Ironically, it is common to see a person struggling with illness, bed-bound by medical equipment, visibly tense at the mention of creativity. However, […]

Exercising regularly and eating healthy foods can help prevent a wide range of health conditions. But what happens if you don’t have access to healthy food, or know how to prepare it? Many families throughout Vermont don’t have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, find them hard to afford, or may not have the culinary […]

During the month of October, poison centers receive thousands of calls about Halloween-related exposures, such as glow products, dry ice, cosmetics, and Halloween craft products. By saving the Poison Help line, 800-222-1222, as a contact in your mobile phone, parents and guardians can help ensure that children stay safe, and be prepared in case of […]

Prescription drugs are often strong medications, which is why they require a prescription in the first place. When abused, they can be just as dangerous as drugs that are made illegally. This Saturday, October 22 is National Prescription Drug Take-back Day. Show you care. Don’t Share! From 10am – 2pm you can drop off old medications to […]

There’s a chill in the air, and a new season is upon us. Not just fall and football, but flu season as well. Nationally, flu season can run from October through May, although in Vermont the flu is typically most active in January or February. The seasonal flu is caused by the influenza virus, with […]

Fire prevention week and the Autumn season are good times to review a-few simple things that can help us keep our homes and families safe from fire. As you may know, Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, […]