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 […]

This May, four employees from the University of Vermont Medical Center traveled to Portland, OR to attend CleanMed 2015, a Practice Greenhealth (PGH) event celebrating achievements in healthcare sustainability. For the sixth consecutive year, the UVM Medical Center earned top honors for its green efforts. In this post, we’ll explore what these awards mean and […]

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. For those with Parkinson’s disease (PD), their families, and professionals who help care for them, each day requires our awareness. It is also our responsibility to improve knowledge about this condition and to draw attention to the courage of those facing the challenges of PD each day. Nationally, an […]

The recent unveiling of the Precision Medicine Initiative during President Obama’s State of the Union address was a momentous occasion for this molecular pathologist. President Obama seeks to invest $215 million from his 2016 budget to improve the country’s ability to explore and leverage precision medicine. So, what exactly is precision medicine? Currently, most medical […]