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, […]

My weight loss journey started 14 months ago at my annual physical. My primary care physician had been advising me for a decade to lose weight, to take the stress off my total knee replacements. At this time, I weighed over 300 lbs, and her goal was for me to lose 50. She also showed me […]

Many of us hold our credit and debit cards near and dear to our hearts. After all, these little pieces of plastic are direct lines to our bank accounts and, therefore, our personal information. While we go through our day making sure we keep them safe in our wallets and purses, most credit card thieves […]

June is a time to provide our community with an opportunity to join the global conversation about the brain, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, a fatal disease that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. During the June, the Alzheimer’s Association® asks people […]

How do we assess the health of our communities? Is it about our physical health? Our economic health? Our social connections? Now, is the perfect time to ask these questions. Why? This week, The UVM Medical Center joins with colleagues from across the country to support the Fifth Annual “Community Health Improvement Week,” created by […]

In November 2014, Mental Health America, a mental health advocacy group, published what it describes as its first annual report to provide a more complete picture of the mental health status in America. Titled “Parity or Disparity: The State of Mental Health in America 2015,” the report attempts to establish a baseline from which they […]

Taking your child to the pediatrician is something most of us take for granted. But for families living in low and middle-income countries where there is a lack of medical professionals, a trip to the doctor may seem as out of reach as winning the lottery. This is a major reason why over 3.5 million […]

May 6-12, 2015 is National Nurses Week, hosted by the American Nurses Association.  Nursing is the most trusted profession in America. According to the annual Gallup poll, nurses have been at the top of the list for twelve of the last thirteen years. That is one good reason to honor nurses with recognition during National […]