Did you know that March is a Brain Awareness Month? In honor of this, let’s look at the connection between the brain and the ear. It is a partnership that is often overlooked, but something that has been researched for years. Hearing essentially occurs in the brain. Think of the ear as a vehicle for getting sound […]

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 300,000-600,000 people are affected by DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE) in the United States every year. Fatal pulmonary emboli cause more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined. What is Deep Vein Thrombosis? Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) […]

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is one of only a few cancers that may be prevented through screening. Visit the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Web site to learn more. What should […]

March is National Kidney Awareness Month. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a condition that affects about 1 in 10 adults in the US. Varun Agrawal, MD, nephrologist at The University of Vermont Medical Center took time to answer your biggest questions about kidney health. Question: How can one tell if a person’s kidneys are healthy? […]

That isn’t what you expect to hear from a 37-year-old woman, but it’s what Colchester resident Kristi Soule believes. Here’s why. It was July 4, 2008, and Kristi and her friends were celebrating the holiday in Bristol. All of a sudden, this otherwise healthy, vibrant young woman began experiencing crushing chest pain and nausea. Her […]

Request an appointment online with a nurse midwife at The University of Vermont Medical Center, or call 802-847-1400. Growing a healthy baby begins with eating a healthy diet. So, where do you start? The basics are to eat a well-balanced, lower fat diet made up of protein sources, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and […]

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is one of only a few cancers that may be prevented through screening. Visit the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Web site to learn more. How do […]

March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), 300,000-600,000 people are affected by DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE) in the United States every year. Fatal pulmonary emboli cause more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Recently, I talked with a friend who was sharing […]

March 12 is World Kidney Day and March is National Kidney Month, making it a good time to thank our kidneys for what they do – and think about what we can do to keep them healthy. What do kidneys do besides make urine? Kidneys have many important functions. The most obvious is making urine, […]