This past tax season, Vermonters experienced a slew of encounters with “social engineers,” criminals who attempt to commit fraud, ultimately stealing money or identities, via a simple phone call. The State of Vermont, the Office of the Vermont Attorney General, and several police agencies in the region have all released advisories about the proliferating scams, […]

Katera Hopkins, DMD, responds to recent reports that question the effectiveness of flossing. “He doesn’t even floss daily!” I chided my older brother, trying to garner the disgust of my other family members (Yes, we were adults at the time. No, it wasn’t all that very long ago. Somehow, with siblings, things never change). My stepmother […]

Today’s tracking apps can be very helpful. In fact, tracking is one of the best tools you can use to monitor health and wellness beacause it helps you to catch when things aren’t going so well. So, try one of these weight loss and maintenance apps today to keep your weight under control! Calorie Counter Compatible: with Apple, […]

Despite nationwide efforts to reduce sugar intake and increase activity, diabetes rates continue to increase nationwide. About 8 percent of Vermonters have diabetes, nearly double the rate of 20 years ago. About 16,000 Vermonters are unaware that they have the condition. Like hypertension and hyperlipidemia, diabetes is yet another illness that often goes undetected. This […]

The many health benefits of tomatoes can be attributed to their wealth of nutrients and vitamins, including an impressive amount of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as significant amounts of vitamin B6, folate, and thiamin. Tomatoes are also a good source of potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and copper. Cherry Tomato, Corn and Bean […]

Although it may seem like a simple thing, staying well-hydrated with water (which is considered an essential nutrient!) is becoming more and more important as we begin to understand how much it affects our health. New research from the University of Michigan shows that not being well-hydrated is linked to obesity and being overweight (Source: […]

What is the “Sandwich Generation”? The term was coined in 1981 and defined women in their 30s and 40s who simultaneously cared for their children and the needs of their parents, friends, and employers. The term now refers to middle-aged Americans or Baby Boomers who provide time, energy and money to adult children while also […]

The many health benefits of tomatoes can be attributed to their wealth of nutrients and vitamins, including an impressive amount of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as significant amounts of vitamin B6, folate, and thiamin. Tomatoes are also a good source of potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and copper.       Tomato Salsa […]