Pokémon GO has motivated its players to walk 2.8 billion miles. Now, a new mobile game from UVM researchers aims to encourage teens to exercise with similar virtual rewards. The game, called “Camp Conquer,” is the brainchild of co-principal investigators Lizzy Pope, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, and Bernice Garnett, […]

Advanced DNA testing is allowing doctors to tailor treatments to individual patients, and to find out what diseases you might be at risk for, or already have. Dr. Debra Leonard explains in an interview. Listen at the link below. Audio not displaying? Click here. Prefer to read the interview? View the transcript below. UVM Medical […]

Join us on November 1 for a free lecture titled “The Dengue Fever Vaccine: How it Can Help Us Defend Against the Zika Virus,” part of Community Medical School at the UVM College of Medicine. The lecture will feature Kristen Pierce, MD, and Sean Diehl, PhD. The event takes place at 6:00-7:30pm at the UVM Given Medical Building – Carpenter Auditorium,  89 […]

Click here to see if you qualify for this clinical trial opportunity. Today, 1.6 million Americans suffer with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis (UC) – collectively know as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). IBD is a chronic, relapsing, debilitating disease associated with both environmental and genetic factors. It affects 1 in 200 Americans (80,000 children) at […]

In celebration of Earth Day, we’ll explore how The University of Vermont Medical Center prevents tons (literally!) of trash from going to the landfill through its single-use medical device reprocessing program. Use, reprocess, repurchase Single-use device (SUD) reprocessing makes it possible for healthcare providers to reuse certain types of medical equipment, thereby reducing the amount […]

March is National Kidney Month. To help you understand therapies for kidney failure, Varun Agrawal, MD, nephrologist and assistant professor of medicine, explains home dialysis services that are offered by the University of Vermont Medical Center – and why it may be a great option for patients and families to consider. What is dialysis? Is […]

Sometimes, a patient comes into the emergency room and there is no way of knowing who they are, or how to contact their next of kin. What many people don’t know is that you can set up accessible medical information through your phone even when it’s locked. This makes it easier for emergency responders to help […]

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 […]