August is World Breastfeeding Month, a time when the world celebrates how breastfeeding contributes to the health of mothers and babies in every country, including well-resourced countries. The theme of this year’s celebration is SUSTAINABILITY and how breastfeeding links to Sustainability Development Goals, like reduction of poverty, reducing inequalities, zero hunger and sustainable cities and […]

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 […]

Today’s tracking apps can be very helpful. In fact, tracking is one of the best tools you can use to monitor health and wellness beacause it helps you to catch when things aren’t going so well. So, try one of these weight loss and maintenance apps today to keep your weight under control! Calorie Counter Compatible: with Apple, […]

What is the “Sandwich Generation”? The term was coined in 1981 and defined women in their 30s and 40s who simultaneously cared for their children and the needs of their parents, friends, and employers. The term now refers to middle-aged Americans or Baby Boomers who provide time, energy and money to adult children while also […]

Nothing compares to a summer hike. It feels good, and for those hiking in Vermont, there are so many beautiful views to take in. Even the most experienced of hikers must be careful though. The most common hiking-related injuries and fatalities are due to hypothermia and dehydration. Here’s how you can stay safe. Prepare for […]

Join us at the Wings Over Vermont 2016 Air Show, August 13 and 14, 2016 in Burlington. The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital is one of WOV’s 2016 beneficiaries. We have the only Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) serving Vermont and Northern New York, where we provide highly specialized care for more than […]

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 […]

It’s statistically proven that it can take upwards of 21 days to create habitual behaviors; however, it can take far less time to break such behaviors. Maintaining a routine for proper dental care may be a challenge. Strange, isn’t it? For most, regular dental care is something that has been ingrained in us since childhood. […]