I am a Hepatitis-C survivor. It has taken me more than forty years to arrive at a more secure state of health. On this path, I have journeyed through two rounds of treatment. The first in 2007 and the second in 2014. There are distinct phases to this experience. The first is The Oblivion. There […]

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 […]

Tobacco use is the leading cause of more than 400,000 deaths every year. The electronic cigarette, a new way to ingest nicotine, is billed as a safe alternative by the companies that sell them. There are more than 250 brands of e-cigarettes now on the market. However, e-cigarettes are anything but safe. Let’s clear the […]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I would like to invite you to join the UVM Medical Center’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) in working to change the culture of violence. This year’s theme is “Engaging New Voices.” It builds on the idea that we are stronger together and that by working with community […]

Adult primary care physician, David Ziegelman, talks us through the uses of My Heath Online, UVM Medical Center’s online health records system, for both patient and physician and introduces us to the new mobile application. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. Learn more about MyHealthOnline and our new app.  UVM Medical Center: Wouldn’t […]

Many Vermonters are eagerly awaiting the opening weekend of the trout fishing season. Fishing is a fun way to spend time outside and enjoy nature, but it does come with some risk. Most anglers have experienced a time when a hook got stuck in their skin. Here are a few tips for how to prevent […]

Prescription drugs — most Americans take at least one prescription drug and 50 percent take two. Another 20 percent take five or more. With the growth in prescription drug use, the role of the pharmacist has changed. Listen to an interview with Mark DiParlo, a registered pharmacist and director of pharmacy outpatient services at the […]

Read this article in French. Read this article in Spanish. A 72-year-old man was prescribed three new prescriptions upon discharge from the hospital because his blood pressure was elevated. The doctor instructed him to stop taking his former blood pressure medication and to start taking the new ones. When asked by a nurse if he had any questions about the […]

Read this article in French. Read this article in Spanish. Health care associated infections (HAIs) are among the most common complications of being a patient in a hospital. On average 247 people die every day as a result of HAIs, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization […]

Read this article in French. Read this article in Spanish. This week we mark an important milestone in our journey towards increased patient-and family-centered care (PFCC). The number of patient/family advisors working in partnership with us now exceeds 100.  Patient/family advisors are patients or family members of patients who have received care at our organization and who […]