“Thanks are the highest form of thought, and … gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” —GK Chesterton This is the time of year for conflicting messages. One day we’re eating turkey with family and friends, giving thanks for all that is good in our lives. The very next day, though, we’re bombarded with ads for all the things we […]

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. […]

Thanksgiving is a wonderful opportunity to take time out of your busy life to be present with family and friends around a warm soul-nourishing meal – whatever that may look like. Many families spend hours in the kitchen preparing for the memorable occasion. Instead of worrying about the time and financial resources needed to make the […]

Lately, I hear people saying: “Gosh, it’s already November!” Yes, the autumn – and now stick season — is upon us and with that comes a shift in our energy and mood. We are naturally affected by changes in our environment, and our energy is influenced by the decrease in daylight hours. During these colder […]

Approximately 29.1 million people or about 9.0 percent the United States population have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a common and increasingly prevalent chronic disease, which accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Another 79 million, or 35 percent of adults in the United States age 20 years or older, […]

Dust off your pointiest witch’s hat and patch up that hole-filled zombie mask—Halloween has arrived at our doorsteps once again. It’s a fantastic time to get silly, get spooky, and spend just five minutes too long in the candy aisle deliberating between peanut butter cups and chocolate covered marshmallow ghosts. There’s something magical to be […]

Halloween is creepily approaching and here at the UVM Medical Center we are preparing for some festive fun! Whether you are planning on hosting a Halloween party, or just looking for silly Saturday afternoon entertainment, the following ideas will guarantee some spirited enjoyment. Sweet & spooky non-candy snacks Sign us up! A food activity — like making […]

At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010. According to an AT&T survey, 43 percent of teens and around 50 percent of adults admit to texting and driving despite the fact that nearly all of […]