A patient recovering from addiction may not have “visit the dentist” at the top of their to-do list. However, as staff dentist at UVM Medical Center, I have seen that the medication they rely on in recovery – as well as some habits they might be carrying with them – can impact their oral health. […]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I would like to invite you to join the UVM Medical Center’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) in working to change the culture of violence. This year’s theme is “Engaging New Voices.” It builds on the idea that we are stronger together and that by working with community […]

Bernie Echo, president of the UVM Medical Center Auxiliary, one of the largest donors, talks about ways for anyone to get involved and different projects that they have funded over the years. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. Learn more at the Auxiliary at the UVM Medical Center.  UVM Medical Center: You […]

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 […]

Remember the first time that you looked through a microscope? Project MICRO (Microscopy in Curriculum, Research-Outreach) exposes Vermont middle school students to the wonders of their microscopic world.  They observe bizarre brine shrimp, “filch” fingerprints and are mesmerized by minuscule pond water inhabitants. They compare and contrast fabulous flowers, diverse design techniques, and fascinating fabrics. The […]

Please join us on Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a screening of “Being Mortal,” followed by a panel discussion about advance care planning. The session will also include opportunity to discuss process and tools for medical decision making. To learn more and register, click here.  Did you know that in Vermont it […]

Recently, a worried father called Tammy about his adult son. The son had a history of chronic mental illness and homelessness, and he often refused to engage with social services. The father asked what could be done. Tammy is a member of Howard Center’s Street Outreach Team, a group of caring professionals who help people […]

Immigrants and refugees have been in the news a lot lately due to our current presidential administration’s policies. Since 1989, more than 6,000 people have come to Vermont through a federal refugee resettlement program. Listen to an interview with Andrea Green, MD, director of the Pediatric New American Clinic at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital.  She […]