What does mindfulness look like to you? Maybe it’s taking a walk outside and focusing on the sounds of nature around you and how your feet feel with each step. Maybe it’s spending a few minutes before eating a meal appreciating the smells and colors of the food on your plate. Or perhaps it’s taking two […]

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States and affects up to 50 million Americans each year. It is an inflammatory condition that causes “comedones” (blackheads and whiteheads), small reddish bumps or pustules, often called “pimples”, or deeper cystic lumps on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Acne Facts […]

You hear it all the time, especially when you need to make a big decision. “Listen to your gut,” your friends, family, or co-workers advise. But what does that really mean? Does the gut actually have anything worthwhile to tell you? Turns out, the answer is yes – your gut has a lot to tell […]

There is a fair amount of “smoke and mirrors” when it comes to the marketing of the e-cigarette. Currently, there are 466 brands and 7,764 flavors available in retail shops and online. All kinds of tactics are underway to market these products, including referring to them as a “green” alternative to smoking. They are not. […]

For the past five years, my grandmother has been living with Alzheimer’s disease. She is one of five million Americans who have Alzheimer’s disease and of those people, two-thirds — or roughly three million individuals — are women. While these statistics are astounding, there is a very human element of watching my grandmother decline over […]

Preparing for a health care visit helps you get the most out of time spent with a doctor or another health care practitioner. It may also help you communicate with a practitioner more effectively. Here are eleven ways you can make the most of your health care visit. Pre-register. We want to make it as simple as possible to […]

As we age, we come face-to-face with a whole new set of health concerns. Fortunately, when we take a little time to better understand our risks – and take preventive measures to decrease those risks – we can ensure a healthier tomorrow throughout our golden years. For those who love to travel, don’t let age […]

Even here in Vermont, heat-related illness can be a major issue for athletes. Consequences range from decreased performance to death. In fact, heat stroke is the third leading cause of death in athletes after cardiac disorders and cervical spine trauma. It is important to recognize and treat heat illness before major complications arise. Equally important […]

One of the fastest-growing issues in eye health—and health care in general—is age related macular degeneration. In fact, this disease—also called AMD—has become the most common cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 65. As we live longer due to the amazing advances in medical care, and the healthy manner in […]

Some degree of memory loss is a normal part of the aging process. Mild cognitive impairment, on the other hand, is associated with one or more abnormalities on neuropsychological testing, and may represent the earliest stage of Alzheimer’s disease. What’s normal? Memory changes occur as part of normal aging, and generally occur after the age […]