Trisomy Awareness Month takes place in March.  What is trisomy?   Our genes, which are coded for in DNA, contain the information that makes us who we are. In living cells, DNA is packaged into “chunks” called chromosomes. At the moment of conception, we inherit 23 chromosomes from our mother in the egg and 23 from […]

Why do regular brushing, flossing and dentist visits fall by the way side all too often? Dr. Katera Hopkins, dentist, and Chelsea Brooks, registered dental hygienist, share tips for good dental habits and how to maintain them. Listen to the interview at the link below or read the transcript that follows. Learn more about Dental and […]

To learn more about Women’s Global Health and how you can support it, please contact Susie Posner-Jones, Director of Development, Population Health at 802-656-4334 or If you would like to make a gift to the Tanzania project today, please go to and click on the “Donate Now” button – in special notes/instructions please […]

Have you heard of MTHFR testing? You probably will. Here’s the information you need to make an informed decision about it. What is MTHFR? According to the Internet, MTHFR is a gene responsible for everything from fatigue and impotence to vaccination reaction and autism. But, that’s not right. As a pediatric geneticist, I am here […]

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. Foods that promote cardiovascular health. The gift of a long, healthy life includes a diet that makes room for all three. This is the month to think […]

Burn Awareness Week is February 4 through 10, 2018. Nearly a HALF MILLION people experienced a burn in 2016. That led to almost 40,000 hospital admissions and 3,275 deaths (Source:American Burn Association). With winter in full force, this is a time to be aware of situations that result in burns, and learn how to prevent them. […]

Pregnancy and early parenthood are filled with intense changes that can bring both joy and stress. Research shows that mindfulness can boost our moods and reduce anxiety and depression. It can also improve concentration and memory, decrease heart disease and high blood pressure, and strengthen our immune systems. What is the difference between mindfulness and […]