Family history gets a lot of emphasis in the medical world. The idea is that you can identify health risks and try to reduce them, either through changes in behavior or medical intervention. A lot of times, family histories are bland and don’t help much with medical care. But, there are some situations where family […]

When it comes to stroke, there are many risk factors that are beyond your control, including Being over age 55; Being a female (each year, women have more strokes than men, and stroke kills more women than men. Use of birth control pills, pregnancy, history of preeclampsia/eclampsia or gestational diabetes, oral contraceptive use, and smoking, […]

Preeclampsia is a condition in which a woman develops high blood pressure during the second half of pregnancy. It can be life-threatening for mother and baby and may necessitate early delivery. How is preeclampsia diagnosed and treated? Preeclampsia is diagnosed when a woman with previously normal blood pressure develops high blood pressure. She also begins […]

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. How do you know when you need help getting pregnant? Couples who are trying to get pregnant but are not succeeding can be under tremendous stress. On average, 80 percent of heterosexual couples will become pregnant within a year of starting to try. So, if you’ve been trying for a […]

Music has a powerful effect on our emotions. We often listen to music that reflects what we are feeling. For example, if you feel happy, you’ll likely listen to joyful music, or if you feel sad you might listen to something more soothing and somber. We can also use music to evoke a desired emotion. […]

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 […]

National Midwifery Week is October 4-10, 2015. So, we are taking time to celebrate our team of midwives – through their very own words of wisdom. Below are answers to the question: “What is the greatest piece of advice or wisdom that your midwife shared with you?” Add yours – with or without a photo […]

National Midwifery Week is October 1-7! We’re taking the opportunity to thank our incredible midwives — and spread the word about midwives to even more women. We believe everyone should know how much midwives make a difference to women and families. Request an appointment online with a nurse midwife at The University of Vermont Medical Center, […]