Have you ever felt that eating healthy is beyond your budget? That all that fresh food, all those fruits and veggies, are too pricey? It may seem that way sometimes, but it’s possible to eat, both simple and fancy, without spending a lot of money. This is the first in a series of blogs where […]

Mrs. Kim enters the clinic. She is elderly, Korean, and also…a virtual avatar? That may come as a shock, but when we sought to develop a way to improve care for an aging America, a video game ended up being the ideal solution. It all started back in 2008. That’s when an Institute of Medicine […]

February is Heart Month so the time is now to think about your heart and how to keep it healthy! Many people may not know that dental health is directly related to heart health. New information from the American Dental Association and other trusted medical journals have confirmed what we have seen in practice for […]

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) refers to a large family of viruses that affect both men and women. It is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection in the US and is transmitted by simple contact. Different strains of HPV can cause small warts or growths on the skin, plantar warts on the foot, warts in the genital […]

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month Glaucoma affects nearly three million Americans and is a major cause of vision loss and blindness around the world. The disease is most common as we age. Beyond age sixty-five, glaucoma develops in 2-3 percent of whites and 4-6 percent of African-Americans. Glaucoma also occurs in infancy and middle age, […]

“How much water should I drink every day?” This commonly asked, and seemingly simple question, is deceptively complex. Traditionally, the answer has been the “8 x 8” rule of thumb; that is, drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water (64 ounces) per day. This “one-size-fits-all” approach is not based on any scientific evidence, nor does not […]

Everyday life events can get in the way of personal wellbeing and alter our best intentions to make lifestyle changes. No one is immune to the stress of daily living, including me, the person who manages the UVM Medical Center employee wellness program. I realized last December that I needed to make some changes. Stating […]