March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is one of only a few cancers that may be prevented through screening. Visit the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Web site to learn more. What are […]

I have worked in research on the causes and prevention of cardiovascular disease for nearly 20 years. During much of this time, I have volunteered for the American Heart Association (AHA), primarily in roles related to promoting the advancement of science nationally. Since 2013, I have been fortunate to serve on their national board of […]

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Montpelier and advocate for a tax on sugary drinks. You might wonder why a physician would get involved in a tax debate? It’s simple. It’s because sugary drinks are a significant health concern for Vermonters. Obesity and diabetes are major health issues for Vermonters and our country. […]

It comes as no surprise to those of us familiar with Vermont that the Green Mountain state continues to receive national recognition for many of its special features. Vermont cities are routinely included in lists of top places to live in America; Vermont consistently ranks high in education, social services and as one of the […]

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is modern day slavery. Although the legal practice of slavery was abolished in most of the world long ago, the exploitation of people by others has continued in all of its various forms. This includes bonded servitude, slave labor, sex slavery, forced child soldiers, and more. Human […]

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. Which athletes are at greatest risk for tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? Athletes who play basketball, football, rugby, […]

Join in our “Brovember” campaign! Learn how you can participate at www.uvmhealth.org/brovember. “Brovember” is here! That is the Vermont Cancer Center’s version of “Movember,” that time of year that now comes every November when we raise awareness of men’s health education and men’s cancers by growing facial hair. During our “Brovember” campaign, we want to […]

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 […]