Donate to the UVM Medical Center on Giving Tuesday. Contributions go toward the latest treatments, technologies, and research therapies that can change patient’s lives. Giving Tuesday comes at a time of year when I give back in a way that always makes me smile. I’m proud donate my time, energy, and money all year long to […]

October is Health Literacy Month. Health literacy is the ability to obtain, process, and understand the basic health information needed to make health decisions and access the services needed to prevent or treat illness. Low health literacy affects patient outcomes as well as health care costs. Patients with poor health literacy make more medication errors, […]

At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010. According to an AT&T survey, 43 percent of teens and around 50 percent of adults admit to texting and driving despite the fact that nearly all of […]

The University of Vermont Medical Center relies on grassroots support to achieve sustainability success. Registered nurse Gina Helias, who’s worked in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) for 26 years, discusses her role as a recycling leader in the workplace. Recycling roots “I’ve just always been involved in wanting to save the environment,” says Gina. […]

On Sunday, September 27, 2015, Vermont will host its first-ever walk for Myasthenia Gravis to raise awareness about it and raise funds to support vital research. Join us for some fun at Oakledge Park at 9:00 a.m. to support this important cause. What is Myasthenia Gravis? Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a rare, autoimmune disorder that causes […]

Are you throwing away your unwanted or expired medications? Think about this: The same prescription medications that may help you get better will only make someone else much worse, if they fall into the wrong hands. In fact, throwing medications in the trash makes them a target not only for your children or other family […]

Passwords. They are used to protect some of our most sensitive information, including e-mail, bank accounts, credit cards, internet-connected computers and – most important – our identities. They are the pain point for every user: usually required to be a certain length, contain a combination of characters, numbers and symbols. Once you’ve created that perfect, […]