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 […]

In the United States, more than 15 million informal caregivers, primarily family, provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s disease. It can take a devastating toll. Studies show that caregivers have higher rates of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and cardiovascular disease. Caregiving is truly one of the ultimate acts of love, and sometimes joy is still […]

You may have heard of Lou Gehrig’s Disease,  Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy, but you might not have heard about another neuromuscular disease: Myasthenia Gravis, or MG. It’s a breakdown in the normal communication between your nerves and voluntary muscles that will cause weakness, fatigue, and a loss of function. For many patients, it can make […]