If you have been a patient, a worker, or a visitor at UVM Medical Center, you may have noticed a fleet of green-vested individuals. Those are volunteers. A small subset of those green vests are endowed with a hand-cut heart shape, signaling access to a collection of intriguing art supplies and a mind for creative […]

Several years ago, I traveled to India to learn more about road safety risks. Like many growth regions of the world, India has many road safety challenges, so it might be easy to think we are pretty fortunate in the United States. But, the estimated road traffic death rate (per 100,000 population, 2013 data) was […]

January is a time to reflect on lifestyle changes that you want to improve upon. We suggest doing so by making small goals throughout the upcoming year versus big changes. The approach of making goals that are attainable and realistic helps build healthy changes into your everyday life. Identify the most realistic options. Pick a […]

Try something new and different in thinking about your 2017 New Year’s resolution. Set a goal that is completely new and different from any previous New Year’s resolution. Anyone out there interested in joining in the fun? Refresh Your Resolution Focus A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that among the most popular New […]

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 16-22, 2016.  One evening, I was driving my two little brothers home from practice. I can’t remember if I was SnapChatting or texting, but my phone distracted me. Before I knew it I was across the double yellow lines heading into oncoming traffic. Thankfully, I was able to swerve […]

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, […]