In 2014, the response rate to Hepatitis C treatments (number of people without detectable virus after treatments) was 75% to 80%, now it is 90% to 99%. Dr. Doris Strader, gastroenterologist and hematologist at the UVM Medical Center tells us about the increasing knowledge of how to diagnose and treat Hepatitis C just in the […]

The incidence of autism spectrum disorder jumped about 120 percent in the first decade of this century. A 2016 national survey puts the number at 1 in 45 children from the ages of 3 to 17. Overall it’s estimated about three-and-a-half million Americans live with autism. Listen to an interview with Jeremiah Dickerson, MD, a child […]

Bernie Echo, president of the UVM Medical Center Auxiliary, one of the largest donors, talks about ways for anyone to get involved and different projects that they have funded over the years. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. Learn more at the Auxiliary at the UVM Medical Center.  UVM Medical Center: You […]

Dr. Kim Dittus tells us about the benefits of exercise on patients who have completed their cancer treatments and introduces us to Steps to Wellness, a program at the UVM Medical Center that helps cancer patients get their energy back. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. UVM Medical Center:  Many people finished […]

Our kidneys work hard every day to get rid of waste products such as water, acids, potassium, and other things, which keeps us healthy. Sometimes the kidneys can get so damaged that they can no longer meet the needs of the body. People can suffer from kidney disease or even kidney failure. At this point […]

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 […]

The death rate for cervical cancer has dropped by more than 50 percent over the past three decades. Clara Keegan, MD, explains more about the disease, the changes in vaccination and screening that caused the decrease, and what treatment options are available. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. UVM Medical Center: Among […]

Huntington’s disease is an inherited disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in your brain. It can cause rapid jerky body movements, personality changes, behavior problems, memory loss, and profound physical decline. The symptoms can appear at any time in life. They usually occur in those aged 40 to 60. There’s no cure for […]

Did you know that according to a major study, people who don’t get enough sleep are twice as likely to get heart disease? Sleep disorders are a big problem. About 70 million Americans suffer from them, and 60 percent have a chronic sleep disorder. Through proper testing, diagnosis and care, sleep disorders can be managed and […]

Immigrants and refugees have been in the news a lot lately due to our current presidential administration’s policies. Since 1989, more than 6,000 people have come to Vermont through a federal refugee resettlement program. Listen to an interview with Andrea Green, MD, director of the Pediatric New American Clinic at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital.  She […]