Abnormal blood clots can form in your veins (blood vessels returning blood to the heart) or arteries (blood vessels taking blood away from the heart). In this article we will talk about clots in the veins, also called “venous thrombosis.” About 1% of hospitalizations in the United States are for venous blood clots making them […]

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One of the fastest-growing issues in eye health—and health care in general—is age related macular degeneration. In fact, this disease—also called AMD—has become the most common cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 65. As we live longer due to the amazing advances in medical care, and the healthy manner in […]

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis or joint inflammation. Learn more about arthritis care at The UVM Medical Center. Is arthritis treatable or reversible? To answer this question we must first better understand what we mean when we use the term arthritis.  The musculoskeletal system is composed of bones that are […]

We keep hearing news stories about elite athletes developing abnormal blood clots. Perhaps the most well-known athlete to experience a blood clot is the tennis icon Serena Williams, who had life-threatening pulmonary embolism in 2011 after a foot injury and cross country air travel. In the sports news recently we have heard about NBA and […]

If you have ongoing and recurring heartburn it may be a sign that you have GERD: gastroesophagael reflux disease. GERD occurs when stomach acid and gastric contents wash back into your esophagus and throat. It’s important to know that having heartburn from time to time does not mean you have GERD. You may experience heartburn […]

How often do we wake up in the morning and look in a mirror only to see flaws, such as imperfect skin, bad hair, or weighing too much? After all, how could we expect to love everything we see in the mirror with the constant onslaught of “desirable” individuals in the media who are air […]