May is National Trauma Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Trauma Society, in collaboration with the Society of Trauma Nurses. The theme of National Trauma Awareness Month is “injury is no accident,” and the 2018 Campaign focuses on Personal Recreational Vehicle Safety – all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), dirt bikes, snowmobiles, personal watercraft (PWC), and even golf […]

Summer weather is here and there may be more opportunities for you and your family to spend more time around loud noises. Some common exposure to noise may be from lawn equipment, concerts, sporting events, fireworks, and listening to loud music through personal headphones. Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by sudden loud sounds such […]

A team of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (S.A.N.E) helps provide a network of support for patients who land in the hospital with signs of physical or sexual assault. Ann Carpenter is one of these nurses. Ann’s Role: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Her role includes the physical examination and medical evidence collection. She is also there […]

Why do regular brushing, flossing and dentist visits fall by the way side all too often? Dr. Katera Hopkins, dentist, and Chelsea Brooks, registered dental hygienist, share tips for good dental habits and how to maintain them. Listen to the interview at the link below or read the transcript that follows. Learn more about Dental and […]

February is a month-long celebration of heart health. When it comes to nutrition this can mean many different things. Foods that warm the heart. Foods that express love for another. Foods that promote cardiovascular health. The gift of a long, healthy life includes a diet that makes room for all three. This is the month to think […]

Burn Awareness Week is February 4 through 10, 2018. Nearly a HALF MILLION people experienced a burn in 2016. That led to almost 40,000 hospital admissions and 3,275 deaths (Source:American Burn Association). With winter in full force, this is a time to be aware of situations that result in burns, and learn how to prevent them. […]

In the past few years you may have heard of mindfulness. It has been proposed as a treatment for anxiety, depression, and generally getting the most enjoyment out of life. This concept of mindfulness seems to be everywhere from medical research, to TV, to news articles, but what does it really mean and where did […]

For the past decade, when Vermonters think about tickborne diseases, they think Lyme disease. And this is for a good reason. In 2016, Vermont had the second highest rate of Lyme disease cases in the United States. However, in the past several years, Vermonters have started to ask questions about other tickborne diseases. Here, I […]

Is your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking? If so, we have some great advice and strategies for you. Watch this interview with Elias Klemperer from the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health. Eli shares a number of different tips. See what works best for you. You can do this! Visit 802Quits.org for resources and support. […]

One older American falls every second of every day. This was reported in a 2016 study publication by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), making falls the number one cause of injury and injury-related death for older Americans. Bad falls that cause serious injury can occur out of the blue, but for most people, […]