Influenza, or the flu, is a viral infection that affects 5 percent to 20 percent of the US population every year. That’s up to 60 million people. With this many people affected each year, it’s good to know how to reduce your chances of getting the flu, such as making sure you get your annual […]

November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to produce the correct amounts of the hormone insulin, resulting in high blood sugar levels. In the United States, 29 million Americans have diabetes and 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes. With type one diabetes, the body does not make insulin […]

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Dr. Bob Gramling is division chief of palliative medicine at the UVM Medical Center. In this interview, he discusses the role palliative care plays. He also talks about the importance of making sure a patient’s and family’s concerns and wishes are heard. Listen to the interview at […]

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects five million Americans. It damages the brain while causing a steady loss of memory, speech impairment, and interference with daily activities. During November, the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the more than 15 million people in America providing unpaid […]

Dr. Harold Dauerman, interventional cardiologist and director of cardiovascular services at the UVM Medical Center, tells us about two new and different approaches to cardiology patients – MitraClip and TAVR – that have been saving lives and the continued research we continue to do surrounding these techniques. Listen to the radio interview below, or read […]

The word “mindful” has become a big buzzword lately. There are plenty of products and services that promise to help you slow down and be your best self, but what is mindfulness, really? Research shows the potential of mindfulness to heal and support those with many different health conditions, from heart disease, stroke, depression and […]

It’s possible to have a concussion and not even realize it, however most people do fully recover with rest or by attending physical or occupational therapy. To tell us more about how to know if you have a concussion and the steps to take to recover are a UVM Medical Center physical therapist, Timothy Bissonette, […]

According to the Vermont Department of Mental Health, the suicide rate in Vermont has increased over the past 10 years. Dr. Eliot Nelson, general pediatrician at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, and a professor at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, tells us what some risk factors of suicide may […]

Get summer safety tips from Dr. Daniel Weinstein, Medical Director of Urgent Care and Family Medicine Physician at the UVM Medical Center. He tells us about some precautions we can take to stay safe while enjoying the beautiful summer weather in Vermont. Listen to the interview at the link below or read the transcript that […]