Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States and affects up to 50 million Americans each year. It is an inflammatory condition that causes “comedones” (blackheads and whiteheads), small reddish bumps or pustules, often called “pimples”, or deeper cystic lumps on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Acne Facts […]

There is a fair amount of “smoke and mirrors” when it comes to the marketing of the e-cigarette. Currently, there are 466 brands and 7,764 flavors available in retail shops and online. All kinds of tactics are underway to market these products, including referring to them as a “green” alternative to smoking. They are not. […]

Preparing for a health care visit helps you get the most out of time spent with a doctor or another health care practitioner. It may also help you communicate with a practitioner more effectively. Here are eleven ways you can make the most of your health care visit. Pre-register. We want to make it as simple as possible to […]

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 […]

One of the fastest-growing issues in eye health—and health care in general—is age related macular degeneration. In fact, this disease—also called AMD—has become the most common cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 65. As we live longer due to the amazing advances in medical care, and the healthy manner in […]

Some degree of memory loss is a normal part of the aging process. Mild cognitive impairment, on the other hand, is associated with one or more abnormalities on neuropsychological testing, and may represent the earliest stage of Alzheimer’s disease. What’s normal? Memory changes occur as part of normal aging, and generally occur after the age […]

Summer is a great time in Vermont for enjoying the outdoors. We are lucky to have so many beautiful areas to explore and enjoy. Most of the time, things go just fine, but there have been two tragic deaths recently in Chittenden County that involved water, and reviewing some basic safety precautions will help keep […]

There has been an awful lot of public debate lately about the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Some describe it as an important neuropsychiatric disease that is vastly under-recognized and under-treated, while others consider the disorder to be a completely made up entity that pathologizes typical child traits and exposes kids to toxic substances.  […]