In November 2014, Mental Health America, a mental health advocacy group, published what it describes as its first annual report to provide a more complete picture of the mental health status in America. Titled “Parity or Disparity: The State of Mental Health in America 2015,” the report attempts to establish a baseline from which they […]

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month. Fifty-four million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass, putting them at risk for broken bones. Osteoporosis-related bone breaks cost patients, their families and the healthcare system $19 billion annually. When I ask women about what they fear the most about osteoporosis, they answer that it is the curvature […]

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 […]

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections, which can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected. Hepatitis C was discovered only five years before I started my first job as a ‘liver doctor’ at the Veterans […]

The University of Vermont Medical Center is a sponsor of the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay. During May, in the lead up to the event, we will share expertise on physical fitness, safety, and nutrition from our team. Just to finish a marathon is challenging. After all the training that you’ve put […]

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 […]

As men, we don’t talk about health enough. When we do, it might largely be due to the prompting of a significant other or loved one. We want to change that. Together, the Vermont Department of Health and the UVM Cancer Center will present the first-ever Men’s Health and Cancer Conference. This half-day event will […]

Spring is a great time to get in shape. And while some decide to train for a marathon, many people are starting from scratch and can’t even think of running 26.2 miles! The 5K is a popular race because the distance is something that almost anyone can tackle with a little training in just nine […]

September 9, 2014 started with an air of excitement. My friend and I were beginning a two-week backpacking trip around the south island of New Zealand for our mid-semester break while studying abroad. What I didn’t realize when I woke up that morning was that this was also the day that would forever change my […]

When it comes to our health, we typically do not think about being so sick or injured that we would be unable to speak for ourselves. But, a health crisis can happen to anyone and at any age. In fact, three of the most famous cases in medical ethics involved young and previously healthy women: Nancy […]