2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic, known more infamously as the “Spanish flu.” That pandemic killed 675,000 Americans and more than 50 million people globally. Since then, efforts to improve flu preparedness have changed significantly. Yet, flu still affects more than 3 million people in the US every year and it […]

Questions about our physical and mental health can crop up without any warning. Maybe you have developed a tickle in your throat or a pinkish rash suddenly shows up on your arm. In decades past, these questions would come and go. If any symptoms seemed serious enough, we’d get a professional checkup. With online health […]

Did you know that what you eat can influence chronic pain? When you eat, you change your body chemistry. As a result, this can either increase or decrease inflammation and pain. Whether chronic pain is associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, or injury, the foods used to fuel your body make a difference. Read or listen to […]

Today suicide ranks as the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. But in Vermont it’s the eighth leading cause of death. In recent years in Vermont, people have died by suicide at a rate more than 35% higher than the national average. With the recent deaths of high profile celebrities like Kate […]

Many of us hear the term “gluten free” and scratch our heads. Grocery store shelves are filled with “gluten free” products. And, while for some going “gluten free” is a simple diet choice, for others with Celiac disease it is a dire health concern. Celiac disease affects about one percent of the US population. It […]