While winter can be a beautiful time of year, storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Prepare and plan for how you and your family will stay safe with this checklist! Home Repair roof leaks and remove tree branches that could weigh down with ice or snowfall. To prevent freezing, insulate pipes (insulation, plastic, and […]

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 […]

Every year, brave Vermonters face the cold winds of winter and participate in their winter sport of choice. More often than not, this involves a hefty set of equipment and enough snow to cover one of our best mountains here in the Green Mountain State. The winter months in Vermont are some of the best, […]

With the Fourth of July coming up, parents may be firing off questions about whether or not they should allow their children to light fireworks, even the smaller types. Vermont law only allows the use of sparklers less than 14 inches long with no more than 20 grams of pyrotechnic mixture, keeping them in compliance […]

Twenty-five years ago next month, I began working at the University of Vermont Medical Center as a new nurse on a busy surgical floor. After three years of varied surgical experience, I transferred to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, where I had my first contact with traumatically-injured patients. I learned quickly that these patients were […]

People always remember where they were at specific tragic dates in history, whether on a national or personal scale. When people ask me where I was on September 11, 2001, I remember it vividly. I had just said, “I do not think my day could be any worse.” I was amputating the leg of a 7-year-old […]