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. […]

Summer brings fun, but it can also bring injuries if we are not careful or prepared. The most common summer injuries include cuts, ticks, poison ivy, sunburns, eye injuries, and broken bones. Fortunately, it’s simple to take preventive measures to stop these problems in their tracks. One great way to prepare is to create two […]

Did you know that more than 30 percent of Vermonters eat less than 1 fruit a day? And, on average, we eat 1.3 fruits and 1.7 vegetables per day.  Meanwhile, the recommended guidelines are to eat 2-4 fresh fruits and 3-5 vegetables per day. It is hard to reach this goal! Limiting healthy choices to meals […]

Summer weather is here and there may be more opportunities for you and your family to spend more time around loud noises. Some common exposure to noise may be from lawn equipment, concerts, sporting events, fireworks, and listening to loud music through personal headphones. Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by sudden loud sounds such […]

Summer is a great time in Vermont for enjoying the outdoors. We are lucky to have so many beautiful areas to explore and enjoy. Most of the time, things go just fine, but reviewing some basic safety precautions will help keep people safe. Swimming holes I love swimming, especially during these hot summer days. Swimming […]

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. […]

Much attention has been given in recent years to the risks of sleep apnea and its impact on health and loss of sleep quality, but there is a much more influential factor contributing to sleep loss, affecting nearly every home in the United States. You’re using it right now: Household light, especially that emitted by […]

On February 21, 2016, I was training to run Vermont’s Unplugged half-marathon. I was doing a 9-mile run with friends when I became uncharacteristically and extremely short of breath. It was nothing I had every experienced before. I continued running and thought, “Wow, I’m getting too old for this!” As the week went by, my […]

What happened to our winter? It came in like a lamb and stayed that way. As a result of our very mild winter, the ticks are projected to be very plentiful this year. We have seen patients arrive on a regular basis in the Emergency Department with live ticks on their person, or because they were […]