May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. It’s the day that the World Health Organization and its partners highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use. Cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and other products containing nicotine are bad for our health. They may result in long-term risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer. They may also […]

As the warmer months arrive at long last and we come out of what seemed like an unusually long and cold winter, it’s time to remind ourselves of the benefits of being active. It was probably sometime on or around the holidays that many of us, myself included, forgot what exercise feels like. Unfortunately, especially […]

May is National Trauma Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Trauma Society, in collaboration with the Society of Trauma Nurses. The theme of National Trauma Awareness Month is “injury is no accident,” and the 2018 Campaign focuses on Personal Recreational Vehicle Safety – all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), dirt bikes, snowmobiles, personal watercraft (PWC), and even golf […]

Summer weather is here and there may be more opportunities for you and your family to spend more time around loud noises. Some common exposure to noise may be from lawn equipment, concerts, sporting events, fireworks, and listening to loud music through personal headphones. Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by sudden loud sounds such […]

Poisonings are something we can all take steps to prevent. First and foremost, you can access services provided by the nation’s poison centers on the toll-free help line, 1-800-222-1222. Every day, the Northern New England Poison Center helps people of all ages in Vermont, from infants to older adults, providing fast, expert advice and assurance. […]

Why do regular brushing, flossing and dentist visits fall by the way side all too often? Dr. Katera Hopkins, dentist, and Chelsea Brooks, registered dental hygienist, share tips for good dental habits and how to maintain them. Listen to the interview at the link below or read the transcript that follows. Learn more about Dental and […]