It’s a fact: beverages high in sugar, like sodas and juices, can cause cavities. To cut down on soda and juice consumption, many have turned to sports drinks or other flavored water products. We live in an active era. There is a lot of emphasis on staying hydrated and maintaining electrolyte balance, but are these […]

National Suicide Prevention Week occurs this year from September 5-11, including World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. This is an important time to focus attention on what remains a serious public health concern that all too frequently remains hidden. Here are some myths and facts about suicide that are important to remember: MYTH: Suicide […]

Goodbye summer!  It’s off to school we go! September marks the end of a beautiful summer and the excitement of going back to school.  Even if you do not have school-age children, your morning commute may seem more hectic or take longer as you travel through school zones and neighborhoods. As commuters, we experience more […]

What does mindfulness look like to you? Maybe it’s taking a walk outside and focusing on the sounds of nature around you and how your feet feel with each step. Maybe it’s spending a few minutes before eating a meal appreciating the smells and colors of the food on your plate. Or perhaps it’s taking two […]

Although it may seem like a simple thing, staying well-hydrated with water (which is considered an essential nutrient!) is becoming more and more important as we begin to understand how much it affects our health. New research from the University of Michigan shows that not being well-hydrated is linked to obesity and being overweight (Source: […]

Nothing compares to a summer hike. It feels good, and for those hiking in Vermont, there are so many beautiful views to take in. Even the most experienced of hikers must be careful though. The most common hiking-related injuries and fatalities are due to hypothermia and dehydration. Here’s how you can stay safe. Prepare for […]

Even here in Vermont, heat-related illness can be a major issue for athletes. Consequences range from decreased performance to death. In fact, heat stroke is the third leading cause of death in athletes after cardiac disorders and cervical spine trauma. It is important to recognize and treat heat illness before major complications arise. Equally important […]

Northern New England is home to several species of snake, but not many poisonous ones. Small populations of timber rattlesnakes live in parts of New Hampshire and Vermont. They tend to live near rock slides, ledges and woodlands. Vermont has two dens of timber rattlesnakes near West Haven, Vermont and New Hampshire has a den […]

It’s statistically proven that it can take upwards of 21 days to create habitual behaviors; however, it can take far less time to break such behaviors. Maintaining a routine for proper dental care may be a challenge. Strange, isn’t it? For most, regular dental care is something that has been ingrained in us since childhood. […]