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High Value Care at Fletcher Allen Health Care: A Grass Roots Approach

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This is the second in a series of blog posts by Virginia L. Hood, MD, MPH, about the Choosing Wisely program at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. To read the first article in the series, please click here. Vermont has often taken a grass roots approach to ...Read More

Want to Lose Weight? Join Us for “Move to Lose,” Starting September 4!

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The next “Move to Lose” class starts on September 4 and takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Cardiac Rehabilitation at Fletcher Allen, located at 62 Tilley Drive in South Burlington. The cost of the program is $300 for non-Fletcher Allen employees and $225 for Fletcher Allen employees. For additional information ...Read More

New Dental Clinic: Meet Our Dentist-Residents!

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Fletcher Allen Dental and Oral Care will be the new home of our four dental residents starting August 2014. Our General Practice residency has been in Vermont for more than 50 years, housed in several locations, but finally has a state-of-the-art teaching clinic in South Burlington. We are unique in Vermont in hosting four ...Read More

Farm-to-Doctor’s Office: Health Shares Program Connects Vermont Farms with Local Hospitals

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It seems that in the blink of an eye, spring turned to summer and Vermont’s rolling farmland – once gray and muddy – came alive. I am writing to you from The Farm at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), a special piece of land nestled in the Winooski River Valley, where summer is ...Read More

Depression & Suicide: A Misunderstood Disease; A Shocking Act

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The suicide of Robin Williams has shocked the nation. Many people, including me, will wonder: “Surely something could be done. How could this happen?” The death of Robin Williams is particularly startling because he was a “comic genius” who evoked a mood so far from depression. How suicide happens does not have a simple ...Read More

New Study: No Link Between Assisted Reproduction Techniques & Autism Related Genetic Events

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These days autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and assisted reproduction are both medical issues that frequently wind up in the media and are becoming ever more commonplace in our lives. The prevalence of ASD in U.S. children aged 6 to 17 years is estimated to be as high as 1 in 50 from recent data. ...Read More

Before Summer Ends: 5 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

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For many people, summer relaxation means reading a good mystery or romance, but it is also a good time to take stock of ourselves mentally and physically and explore self-improvement. Here are some suggestions from the book collection of the Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center. How to Deal When Reality Bites Everyone has times ...Read More

How to Stay Safe on the Internet

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When it comes to security in our everyday lives, we know the basics: lock the door, lock the car, and pay attention to your surroundings. However, when it comes to security while using the Internet, the basics may not be as straightforward. More and more, we’re using the Internet to make purchases and transmit ...Read More

Blood Clots: New Drugs Now Available to Treat Patients

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Now is an exciting time to treat patients who have blood clots. Why? We now have more drug choices approved for treatment. If you have had a blood clot in the lungs (also known as a pulmonary embolism) or in the legs (also known as venous thrombosis) in the past, your doctor had one ...Read More

Guest Blogger: What George Will Got Wrong About Victims of Sexual Assault

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This is a guest blog article from Cathleen Wilson, MA, executive director at H.O.P.E. Works. Earlier this summer, the Washington Post online published an editorial by George Will titled “Colleges become the victims of progressivism.” In it, Will claims that the progressivism that some colleges and universities have long lauded has backfired on them ...Read More