It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. How do you know when you need help getting pregnant? Couples who are trying to get pregnant but are not succeeding can be under tremendous stress. On average, 80 percent of heterosexual couples will become pregnant within a year of starting to try. So, if you’ve been trying for a […]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I would like to invite you to join the UVM Medical Center’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) in working to change the culture of violence. This year’s theme is “Engaging New Voices.” It builds on the idea that we are stronger together and that by working with community […]

Adult primary care physician, David Ziegelman, talks us through the uses of My Heath Online, UVM Medical Center’s online health records system, for both patient and physician and introduces us to the new mobile application. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. Learn more about MyHealthOnline and our new app.  UVM Medical Center: Wouldn’t […]

The death rate for cervical cancer has dropped by more than 50 percent over the past three decades. Clara Keegan, MD, explains more about the disease, the changes in vaccination and screening that caused the decrease, and what treatment options are available. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. UVM Medical Center: Among […]

Prescription drugs — most Americans take at least one prescription drug and 50 percent take two. Another 20 percent take five or more. With the growth in prescription drug use, the role of the pharmacist has changed. Listen to an interview with Mark DiParlo, a registered pharmacist and director of pharmacy outpatient services at the […]

Pregnancy and early parenthood are filled with intense changes that can bring both joy and stress. Research shows that mindfulness can boost our moods and reduce anxiety and depression. It can also improve concentration and memory, decrease heart disease and high blood pressure, and strengthen our immune systems. What is the difference between mindfulness and […]

Read this article in French. Read this article in Spanish. A 72-year-old man was prescribed three new prescriptions upon discharge from the hospital because his blood pressure was elevated. The doctor instructed him to stop taking his former blood pressure medication and to start taking the new ones. When asked by a nurse if he had any questions about the […]

Read this article in French. Read this article in Spanish. Health care associated infections (HAIs) are among the most common complications of being a patient in a hospital. On average 247 people die every day as a result of HAIs, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization […]