Donate to the Mother-Baby Project. With your help, the new Mother-Baby Unit will feature 28 patient beds in 25 patient rooms, dramatically reducing double occupancy. Your generosity will improve the well-being of some 2,000 families each year. We are blessed to serve so many families at the University Of Vermont Medical Center. As the nurse manager of […]

I have worked in research on the causes and prevention of cardiovascular disease for nearly 20 years. During much of this time, I have volunteered for the American Heart Association (AHA), primarily in roles related to promoting the advancement of science nationally. Since 2013, I have been fortunate to serve on their national board of […]

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Montpelier and advocate for a tax on sugary drinks. You might wonder why a physician would get involved in a tax debate? It’s simple. It’s because sugary drinks are a significant health concern for Vermonters. Obesity and diabetes are major health issues for Vermonters and our country. […]

It comes as no surprise to those of us familiar with Vermont that the Green Mountain state continues to receive national recognition for many of its special features. Vermont cities are routinely included in lists of top places to live in America; Vermont consistently ranks high in education, social services and as one of the […]

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, including here in Vermont? Across the United States a woman dies every minute. We are paying attention to this at the UVM Medical Center this month, as we participate in American Heart Month. For the past 11 years, the “Go Red for Women” […]

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is modern day slavery. Although the legal practice of slavery was abolished in most of the world long ago, the exploitation of people by others has continued in all of its various forms. This includes bonded servitude, slave labor, sex slavery, forced child soldiers, and more. Human […]

World COPD Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to improve awareness and care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) around the world. World COPD Day 2014 takes place on November 19 around the theme“It’s Not Too Late.” What is COPD? COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary […]

Click here to register for our Winter Sports Night happening on November 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Safe Kids VT. Which athletes are at greatest risk for tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? Athletes who play basketball, football, rugby, […]