Click here to register to become an organ donor. You have the power to donate life. April is National Donate Life Month, a perfect time to learn more about organ donation and transplantation and to consider how many people have been saved by organ donation (Hint: 2,150,200 years of life have been saved through 533,329 kidney transplants alone!). Why do […]

Ever use that expression “it can’t get better than this” only to find it can? That situation is exactly what I might say in describing what happened during this year’s Big Change Roundup for Kids! Last year, we hit a new record of $268,000 in change raised when we finally finished collecting the pennies, nickels, […]

March 15-22 is National Poison Prevention Week, a time to raise awareness about the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. We urge you to take additional safety precautions in observance of National Poison Prevention Week, which started on Sunday. A poison is anything that can harm someone if it is 1) used in […]

WOKO is the official radio partner for the Big Change Roundup, a fundraising campaign for The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital. With your support, The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital is able to help more than 50,000 patients a year. Participants in the Big Change Roundup are known as “bandits.” Wow. How does one start […]

The phrase ‘social enterprise’ seems to be trending lately, but what does it really mean? There are all kinds of official definitions, but I know what it means to a small group of women who are working in Winooski to change the lives of women and children in our community. Our program, simply named “FRESH […]

You are invited to join the Community Conversation: “Still Alice” and the state of Alzheimer’s in Vermont, March 4, 6:00-7:30 pm at the Fletcher Free Library Art imitates life. The much-anticipated film Still Alice, based on the book of the same name by neuroscientist Lisa Genova, was developed in consultation with Alzheimer’s Association experts who […]

March 9-13, 2015 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week (NPSAW), an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Each year, we join health care organizations around the country in this event by creating awareness of patient safety in the community and among hospital staff and patients. […]

Register now for the Big Change Roundup, a fundraising campaign for The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital. With your support, The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital is able to help more than 50,000 patients a year. Hi, my name is Dalton, and I was a premature baby. Now, I’m nine years old. My mom and I […]

This Valentine’s Day #FixABrokenHeart. Help Team Heart raise $50,000 by February 14 to perform preventive screening and lifesaving heart surgery for children in Rwanda. Click here to learn more and to donate Imagine the City of New York without a cardiology or cardiac surgery center? That’s a reality for Rwanda, a nation of 11 million […]

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Montpelier and advocate for a tax on sugary drinks. You might wonder why a physician would get involved in a tax debate? It’s simple. It’s because sugary drinks are a significant health concern for Vermonters. Obesity and diabetes are major health issues for Vermonters and our country. […]