Prescribing regulations are relaxed to keep recovery on track Michelle Cangiano, MD, typically sees patients in person to keep them on track with their medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. Under existing rules for prescribing buprenorphine, a drug used to reduce opioid cravings and the effects of withdrawal, providers must meet face-to-face with patients […]

During a stint treating inmates at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland, Dr. Porter found it satisfying to help those who struggled with addiction. Read more about his medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for patients with opioid use disorder.

November means Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving means sweet potato “something” at your table. Try a new recipe this week that is a modern twist on all sweet potato dishes: sweet potato carbonara. “The Vitamin A Sweet Potato” The nutritional value of the sweet potato is unbeatable! It is rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins B-5 and B-6 […]

Looking for something hearty to start your day this fall? Veggie burger hash is the perfect dish! It will fill you right up and keep you warm during the cold winter months ahead. It is made using a classic fall food: the sweet potato. “The Vitamin A Sweet Potato” The nutritional value of the sweet potato […]

National PA Week is October 6-12, recognizing the profession of Physician Assistants (PAs) and their contributions to the nation’s health. PAs are essential for the smooth delivery of patient care. Today, there are a growing number of PAs with over 123,000 in the United States and counting. We invited Christine O’Neill, PA-C, Director of Advanced […]

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 […]

Looking for a classic comfort food, but craving some new flavors? Try making butternut squash mac and cheese this evening. It’s the perfect healthy substitute to satisfy your comfort food cravings. 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 flavorful, […]

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 […]

The 2013 National Bike Challenge is underway, and once again, Vermont is in the lead amongst all 50 states. The challenge is an exciting health and wellness initiative that encourages people to bike for transportation and recreation. In 2013, the goal is to have 50,000 riders pedal 20 million miles from May 1 to September […]

Hey y’all!  My name is Victoria LaRen and I am 15 years old. I have a stomach malrotation. A malrotation happens between the 4th and 12thweek of fetal life and is when rotation and fixation occurs. For me, my artery (SMA) and my main vein (SMV) are on opposite sides of my stomach. I ended […]