February is Heart Month so the time is now to think about your heart and how to keep it healthy! Many people may not know that dental health is directly related to heart health. New information from the American Dental Association and other trusted medical journals have confirmed what we have seen in practice for […]

Dense breasts reduce the effectiveness of mammograms and increase the risk for breast cancer. Dr. Sally Herschorn explains why, and talks about a new law that will help women find out if they are in this category. Learn more about breast density.   Audio not displaying? Click here. Prefer to read the interview? Here is […]

February is a month-long celebration of heart health. When it comes to nutrition this can mean many different things: Foods that warm the heart, foods that express love for another, and foods that promote cardiovascular health. The gift of a long, healthy life may include a style of eating that makes room for all three of those […]

It’s American Heart Month! We want to share four ways to keep you heart, mind, and body happy and healthy. The combination of eating right, working out, relieving stress and educating yourself– can help keep your heart pumping for years to come. Make sure to visit the American Heart Association for more tools and facts […]

The end of January marks that time of year when many patients enter my office feeling like their well-intentioned promises of the New Year, like New Year’s resolutions, are in jeopardy. Many a diet, gym membership, and method to “make this year different” have at this point been put to the test. What many people […]

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month Glaucoma affects nearly three million Americans and is a major cause of vision loss and blindness around the world. The disease is most common as we age. Beyond age sixty-five, glaucoma develops in 2-3 percent of whites and 4-6 percent of African-Americans. Glaucoma also occurs in infancy and middle age, […]

What is breast density? Breast density is a unique attribute of the breast that can only be determined with an X-ray (mammogram). It is the degree to which the breast tissue prevents X-rays from passing through and therefore appears white on a mammogram. Everyone’s breast is a mixture of glandular, fibrous, and fatty tissue. Fatty […]

Recently, the UVM Medical Center introduced a new space for mothers and babies to spend their first few days together. This new Mother-Baby Unit is centered around the importance of  high quality patient care that focuses on the importance of family bonding after birth. The staff on our Mother-Baby Unit strives to make every family’s […]