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Wellness: What it is, why it matters, and how to achieve it!

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What does “wellness” mean, anyway? Wellness implies that we are fully taking care of ourselves.  Typically, we think of eating well and exercising, which are important components of being well.  Obtaining preventative medical care and immunizations against infectious illness helps maintain wellness.  Treating any chronic medical conditions to prevent complications also improve overall wellness.  Spiritual …Read More

Tips to Help Prevent Youth Suicide and Alleviate Depression

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The recent tragedy surrounding the attempted suicide in Walpole, New Hampshire reminds us all that the danger of youth suicide remains active in our own backyard.  In conjunction with the recently released Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention Platform and its new websites, one designed for parents and clinicians, and one designed for youth themselves, it is …Read More

Celebrating a Healthy Heart

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The American Heart Association’s 5th annual Vermont Go Red For Women® Luncheon on Feb. 16 will offer women the knowledge and tools for a healthy heart. Vermonter Lisa Call shares her success story as a Fletcher Allen cardiology patient.

Teaming Up to Care for You

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Primary care providers are responding to the need in health care to increase quality and improve access as part of health care reform. They are moving away from a doctor-centered medical model to a patient-centered medical model. As a result, medical offices today are far more complex and are run by teams of health care …Read More

Help Us Make 2012 A Vintage Year for Burn Prevention

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Burn Awareness Week is February 6-13 With Burn Awareness Week upon us again, it is hard to believe that it has been a whole year since we have discussed issues of burn safety and treatment. So, how are we doing nationally in terms of burn prevention? According to statistics compiled by the American Burn Association, …Read More