Carbon monoxide poisoning is a common safety hazard in the winter. It can happen quickly without much warning, but thankfully it is easy to prevent. Odds are, you have a carbon monoxide detector somewhere in your house. We even recommend getting one for each floor. But, there are some things that may seem harmless that are […]

Winter is here. The air is colder, and the food is getting warmer. Warm up with a twist on the classic: try out mashed maple potatoes made from sweet butternut squash. Butternut Squash: Nutritional Value The butternut squash is now one of the most widely prepared winter foods, and for good reason. It is a richly […]

Winter in Vermont is always an exciting time for those who love to ski, snowboard, or even to just play in the snow! Unfortunately, winter is also a time where your heart health can be put at risk if you aren’t aware of the health risks associated with colder weather, which can lead to a heart […]

Remember that classic school lunch favorite, tater tots? Well, we have just the update for you: sweet potato tots. The perfect fall side dish with a hint of nostalgia included in every bite. “The Vitamin A Sweet Potato” The nutritional value of the sweet potato is unbeatable! It is rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins B-5 […]

Kids need sleep. Without enough of it, they are at increased risk for behavioral problems, attentional difficulties and even obesity. The amount of sleep a child needs is variable and generally depends on the child’s age. The National Sleep Foundation reports that, on average, children need the following amount of sleep: Below 12 months of […]

Foot care is something we take for granted until we can no longer manage to do it. The UVM Medical Cente! witnessed this reality when elderly patients were admitted to our hospital in dire need of attention due to neglected toe nails and feet, often impeding their ability to wear shoes, exercise and even walk. […]

“Diabetes really hit me in the face. I was overwhelmed and discouraged. Even though my doctor is very good, I just didn’t know how to manage it at all.” That’s how Carol Menard, 76, describes feeling after a trip to the emergency room resulted in a diagnosis of diabetes and left her facing life living […]

How old were you when you started running? I was 10. Today, I run every day. Simply put, I love running and I run various events from relays to ultra-marathons.  This year, my next run is with the “Witness to Fitness” team at the Vermont City Marathon with a group of very different runners, from […]

Every day the news is full of health stories, but it can be difficult to know whether these stories are accurate or not. When reading news stories, keep these points in mind: Is it Really News?  Companies may issue press releases that appear to be news stories and sometimes are even run as news stories […]