You breathe in, you breathe out. About 20,000 times a day, we engage in this simple, life-giving activity. For people with cystic fibrosis, breathing is anything but simple. To help kids with CF improve their lung function – and have a little fun in the process – we have developed an innovative use of video …Read More
Is snoring normal? Snoring is certainly common. In the over 65 age group, about 45% of men and 30% of women snore. Though not necessarily normal it can be benign (not risky to your health). More and more people are snoring now that our average body weights are increasing. Snoring is caused by obstruction of …Read More
Editor’s note: Following is a re-print of guest blogger Tom Evslin’s experience as a patient at Fletcher Allen, originally posted on his blog, Fractals of Change. “You flunked the stress test,” was the essence of the call Tuesday morning. I’d thought I aced it. “Don’t do anything you don’t have to. We’ll get you in …Read More
If you are approaching your 50th birthday or you have a family history of colon or rectal cancer, you may want to consider scheduling a colonoscopy. This simple procedure is used to look for polyps and other abnormalities that are related to the risk of cancer in the colon and rectum. It is also used …Read More
In thinking about what I would blog about this month, how could I think of anything else but how children in our region are doing following the devastation of tropical storm Irene? While the clean-up is well underway, the medical and psychological after-effects of the storm are going to be with us for some time. …Read More
What is a car seat inspection, and why do I need one? 8 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly. Many of these mistakes can be fatal to a child in the event of a crash. A visit to a fitting station (permanent location) or inspection (mobile location) will help you to educate yourself …Read More
September 9 is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day, and parents have been asking me questions about just what fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are and whether or not their children might have one. Let me give birth to some information on this topic.
Here at Fletcher Allen, we enjoy reaping what we’ve sown. Beginning in early April, Fletcher Allen’s Executive Chef, Richard Jarmusz, along with several volunteers from his department, started seedlings in one of the greenhouses up at the UVM Horticulture Farm. They sowed seeds of eggplant, leeks, Florence fennel, Genovese basil, tiger melons, worty squash and …Read More