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. […]

At any given moment in the day, 800,000 drivers are on the road AND using their cell phones. There are many reasons people have for using their phones: getting directions, taking an important call, returning a text and taking pictures – just to name a few. We all know using a cell phone while driving […]

Adult primary care physician, David Ziegelman, talks us through the uses of My Heath Online, UVM Medical Center’s online health records system, for both patient and physician and introduces us to the new mobile application. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. Learn more about MyHealthOnline and our new app.  UVM Medical Center: Wouldn’t […]

The death rate for cervical cancer has dropped by more than 50 percent over the past three decades. Clara Keegan, MD, explains more about the disease, the changes in vaccination and screening that caused the decrease, and what treatment options are available. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. UVM Medical Center: Among […]

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 […]

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- Watch the TV segment at the link above, or read the transcript below for information on this topic. WCAX: Welcome back everyone. Some children need medicine to care for their psychiatric disorders, but do all of those kids really need those meds, or are the drugs being over […]

Prescription drugs — most Americans take at least one prescription drug and 50 percent take two. Another 20 percent take five or more. With the growth in prescription drug use, the role of the pharmacist has changed. Listen to an interview with Mark DiParlo, a registered pharmacist and director of pharmacy outpatient services at the […]

March 19-25, 2017 is National Poison Prevention Week.  Poison centers in the U.S. received nearly 12,000 calls about laundry pod detergents last year. These single-use packets are convenient, but they can be harmful to children, who may be attracted to the bright colors. Laundry pods can be easily squeezed to release the highly concentrated detergent. […]

March 19-25, 2017 is National Poison Prevention Week.  Every year, more than 2,000 young children swallow button batteries. These are the small, disc-shaped batteries found in some hearing aids, flashlights, small electronics, toys and other household items. They can cause serious injury when swallowed. Most commonly, a battery is swallowed and is found in the stomach. However, […]