While our communities slowly re-open, access to summer camps and childcare is still limited meaning many grandparents may find themselves providing care for their grandchildren. If you are a grandparent, you may already feel comfortable looking after your grandchildren, but if this is a new arrangement for your family, we have a few tips to […]

As we shift to a longer-term acceptance of our new reality, many patients in our older adult population have been asking great questions about their health, their risk of contracting COVID-19, and how to live a healthy lifestyle while social distancing. Learn more in this Q+A with UVM Medical Center geriatrician Amelia Gennari, MD, about how older adults can stay safe during this time.

February 4-10 is Burn Awareness Week. Burns are an extremely common injury. According to the American Burn Association, someone in the United States sustains a burn injury requiring treatment almost every minute. That’s approximately 486,000 serious burn injuries a year! In fact, the University of Vermont Medical Center has seen more than 300 clinic visits […]

While winter can be a beautiful time of year, storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Prepare and plan for how you and your family will stay safe with this checklist! Home Repair roof leaks and remove tree branches that could weigh down with ice or snowfall. To prevent freezing, insulate pipes (insulation, plastic, and […]

A transition of care is the movement of a patient from one health care setting or provider to another. Examples are: discharge from hospital to home; admission from home to a hospital; or movement from one unit to another within the hospital. Transitions of care typically involve the coordination of care and “hand-off” communication. This is where important information can sometimes be overlooked, missed, or miscommunicated. One study estimated […]