During the COVID-19 pandemic, we all became more aware that our health can’t be taken for granted. If you’re looking to take more control, Gary Gilmond, MD, an adult primary care physician at University of Vermont Medical Center’s Primary Care practice in Essex, shares seven steps that men can take for better health. Get Moving […]

Jess Lukas, Director of Aquatics at the Greater Burlington YMCA, offers water safety advice in partnership with the University of Vermont Medical Center and UVM Children’s Hospital. We often say at the YMCA, “The world may be 71 percent water, but children are 100 percent curious.” That’s why, it’s never too early to talk safety. […]

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now available to people as young as 12 years old. In this Q&A, Benjamin Lee, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, answers questions about vaccine safety and efficacy. Are there any health conditions that would prevent a child age 12-to-15 years old from being […]

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans stocked their shelves with snack foods, but the shift to stay-at-home work, bulk-buying and increased social stressors have accelerated snack purchasing. While many snacks have a deservedly bad reputation when it comes to nutrition, snacks rich in good fats containing omega-3, fiber and probiotics can actually counteract the very […]

The global pandemic has thrown many of us off of our routines, increased our stress and kick-started some unhealthy habits. The length of time it has lasted, and the reduced access to familiar ways to cope and recharge — exercise, visiting friends and family — has made a bad situation even worse. “We’re not built […]

Before COVID-19, our holiday planning felt fraught with complicated family dynamics, lost loved ones and what now feel like frivolous high-stakes decisions as whether to cook the stuffing inside the bird or if homemade cranberry sauce is better than canned. We agonized over long car rides and uncomfortable sleeper sofas. But we also looked forward […]