The American Academy of Audiology (AAA), as well as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), each dedicate the month of May to raising awareness of hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third most common health care concern in the United States. Did you know that hearing loss can impact your understanding of conversation and speech, your […]

In November 2014, Mental Health America, a mental health advocacy group, published what it describes as its first annual report to provide a more complete picture of the mental health status in America. Titled “Parity or Disparity: The State of Mental Health in America 2015,” the report attempts to establish a baseline from which they […]

When one of the patients in our child psychiatry clinic ends up needing to be hospitalized, he or she struggles with all the usual things that any other hospitalized child has to overcome including separation from family, pain, uncertainty, and falling behind in school. For our patients, however, there is often one more hurdle, namely, […]

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Most people may not be aware that children get arthritis, too. In fact, about 1 in every 1,000 children develops some type of arthritis. There are many different types of arthritis – one family of arthritis that is seen in children and one that is not. Inflammatory arthritis an autoimmune […]

I am the mother of an almost 5-year-old girl with leukemia. I am also a primary care physician at the University of Vermont Medical Center. I support the removal of the philosophical exemption to vaccination by the Vermont Legislature. My daughter Merin just endured 9 months of toxic chemotherapy and their side effects. Thankfully, she […]

Spring is a great time to get in shape. And while some decide to train for a marathon, many people are starting from scratch and can’t even think of running 26.2 miles! The 5K is a popular race because the distance is something that almost anyone can tackle with a little training in just nine […]

Spring has sprung and that might mean so have your allergies. As the bloom begins the pollen is pushed out into the atmosphere and for many that means the beginning of sniffling, sneezing, coughing, dark circles under the eyes, watery and itchy eyes, and asthma exacerbations. What causes allergies? The biggest spring allergy trigger is […]

Click here to register to become an organ donor. You have the power to donate life. April is National Donate Life Month, a perfect time to learn more about organ donation and transplantation and to consider how many people have been saved by organ donation (Hint: 2,150,200 years of life have been saved through 533,329 kidney transplants alone!). Why do […]

Did you know that March is a Brain Awareness Month? In honor of this, let’s look at the connection between the brain and the ear. It is a partnership that is often overlooked, but something that has been researched for years. Hearing essentially occurs in the brain. Think of the ear as a vehicle for getting sound […]