You may have heard that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned antibacterial soaps for household use. You may have wondered: why or how you will effectively clean your hands? This FDA ruling was shocking to many because antibacterial soaps have been widely used for many years and it was commonly believed that antibacterial soaps […]

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 […]

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.  The musculoskeletal system is composed of bones that are linked […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Join David Rettew, MD, for a Facebook Live broadcast on May 15, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the University of Vermont Medical Center Facebook Page.  When I was first asked to write a blog post on how to assess one’s own mental health, I first thought […]

It finally feels like spring, so it’s time to start thinking about preventing tick bites. Over the past 15 years, the rates of Lyme disease have been rising in Vermont. For the past several years, there have been more than 400 Vermonters each year diagnosed with Lyme disease. In 2015, Vermont had the highest number of […]

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 […]