Pokémon Go, the latest virtual reality game from international software giant Nintendo, is an overnight sensation — and we have seen some people playing it around our medical center. Visitors are welcome at our campus, but to ensure that our patients receive the best quality care experience possible, we ask that all community and student […]

Why would a hospital invest in housing or a bike path or even community gardens? At the University of Vermont Medical Center, it has always been an important part of our mission as a nonprofit hospital to use our resources to benefit our community. But today, doing the right thing also happens to be an increasingly […]

On April 23, Don Laub, MD, Maggie Mangham, RN, and other members of a team of health care professionals flew into Bhutan, a country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas, where they spent a week performing 57 surgeries. The trip was sponsored by Surgicorps International, which provides surgical and medical care […]

Editor’s Note: This series of blog posts highlights community programs that partner with the UVM Medical Center to help people in our community. “I’ve learned how to cook big!” says Maraleigh Hill, a graduate of FRESH Food, a social enterprise of Vermont Works for Women. “I now know how to ‘blow up’ recipes to cook […]

Summer is here, and with temperatures rising, many Vermonters will be seeking out the sweet relief of a cooling dip at their local swimming hole. While there are many managed beaches and swimming areas throughout Vermont (including at many of Vermont’s state parks), others will invariably look to the respite of hidden falls, quiet ponds, […]

Treating the Patient and the Person at CHCB We are the Patient Support Services (PSS) Team at the Community Health Centers of Burlington (CHCB). The main purpose of the PSS team is to help patients and community residents access health care. As the only federally-qualified health center in Chittenden County, CHCB offers financial assistance based […]

Two tick-borne diseases are on the rise in Vermont. Cases of Lyme disease have been reported in every county and a new disease, Anaplasmosis, is starting to spread throughout the southern part of the state. What is Lyme disease? It is bacterial infection that is transmitted to people through the bite of a black-legged tick (deer […]

Vermont has a drug problem and doctors have to respond to it. We must prescribe fewer narcotics. Instead of writing prescriptions, we need to start saying, “This will hurt for a few days.” We check VPMS daily, and screen our adolescents for early signs of depression and substance abuse. Yet, only a fraction of Vermont […]