Vermont is one of the healthiest states in the nation, but there’s room for improvement. The latest numbers show that more than 60 percent of adults and 29 percent of children in Vermont are overweight or obese. That’s a problem because excess weight means increased health risk. In fact, two of the major causes of […]

Patients who come to see child psychiatrists like Dr. Jim Hudziak at the Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families may leave with a prescription, but it often is not for a medication.  As part of a model he developed called The Vermont Family Based Approach (VFBA), there is increased emphasis on incorporating wellness and […]

World COPD Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to improve awareness and care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) around the world. World COPD Day 2014 takes place on November 19 around the theme“It’s Not Too Late.” What is COPD? COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary […]

Click here to register for our Winter Sports Night happening on November 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Safe Kids VT. It is around this time of year that many Vermonters start checking the weather for cooler temperatures, frost warnings, […]

I work as a health educator in the Community Health Improvement Department at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Educating people to make healthy choices and to take measures to prevent illness is what we do; however, it took me a few years to realize that by not getting the flu vaccine, I was putting not only myself at […]

On October 1, 2014, Vermont will have a new law pertaining to portable electronic devices while driving. This law is designed to reduce distracted driving, a dangerous phenomenon which is unfortunately becoming increasingly common – and deadly – both in Vermont and across the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving causes more […]