A new eating disorder is getting noticed by healthcare providers. Orthorexia refers to an obsession with proper or healthful eating. People with orthorexia become so fixated on healthy eating that they actually do damage to their own well-being. Orthorexia is not formally recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, but awareness is growing. Dr. Amy […]

More than five million Americans have heart failure, making it one of the leading causes of hospitalization. Five-hundred and fifty thousand new cases are diagnosed each year in United States. Experts estimate that by 2030, more than eight million Americans will have heart failure. That’s one out of every 33 people. Heart failure also accounts […]

It’s that time of year again — time for New Year’s resolutions. Statistics show that only 9.2 percent of people ever achieve their New Year’s resolutions. So, are they worth it, and if so, how do you achieve them? Certified Health Coaches Corey Cenate and Sarah Yandow from the Employees Wellness Department at the UVM […]

Jennifer Levy, PT, physical therapist at the UVM Medical Center, talks about physical therapy as an alternative treatment option for pain. Physical therapy treats the underlying causes of their pain rather than masking it. Many patients and physicians think non-opioid approaches such as physical therapy may be better in some cases. Listen to the interview […]

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 […]