Editor’s Note: This series of blog posts highlights community programs that partner with the UVM Medical Center to help people in our community. In the past, health care providers thought the health of our teeth was not related to the health of our bodies. Today, we know that a healthy smile is one sign of […]

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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 […]

I’ve been a family physician for 15 years, mostly here in Vermont taking care of an underserved population at the Community Health Centers of Burlington and now as a hospitalist at the UVM Medical Center. I have met many people over the course of my time in Burlington addicted to opiates and/or heroin and I’ve […]

As Mother’s Day approaches this weekend, I am reminded what motherhood has encompassed for me. Initially, when I offered to write this blog, it was several weeks ago and I was musing about being a young mother, and the excitement that, later in my maternal life and my husband’s paternal life, we found ourselves having […]

In celebration of mothers and Mother’s Day, we asked the University of Vermont Medical Center’s labor nurses, postpartum nurses, and nurse-midwives to share their thoughts on motherhood and helping others become mothers. Amelie Thurston, Labor and Delivery Nurse “Being present for the experience of birth and becoming a mother is an endlessly awe-inspiring privilege. No […]

How often do we wake up in the morning and look in a mirror only to see flaws, such as imperfect skin, bad hair, or weighing too much? After all, how could we expect to love everything we see in the mirror with the constant onslaught of “desirable” individuals in the media who are air […]

Like Lady Liberty holding her torch, the mothers of my childhood raised rolling pins and wooden spoons to be sure their children behaved. As a teenaged mother, I listened to the words of those around me who said “every good child needs a swat now and then.” I was a parent who spanked. It’s painful […]