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Back Pain: Causes, Prevention, and Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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Who gets back pain? Low back pain is one of the most common problems people have; 60 to 80% of adults will get back pain at some point in their lives. People aged 45-65 are at greater risk of having back pain. This accounts for 2% of visits to primary care offices each year, and …Read More

Keeping a Handle on the Holidays

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I don’t know about your house, but the intensity in mine ramps up the minute we hit December. Dinner table discussions turn to letters to Santa, our schedule of holiday parties and discussion of the cookies we’ll be baking. My children’s excitement is contagious and I look forward to the holiday memories we are creating. …Read More

Achieving a Sustainable Health Care Future: Delivering Value to Vermonters

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Editor’s Note: The following article has also run as an op-ed in several local papers. Amidst the current gloomy national headlines about health care reform, there’s a great story in Vermont about what is right and what’s working. We’ve made great progress on the goals that are shared by all: right care, right time, close …Read More

Care is the Key at Fletcher Allen: A Community Rounds Intern Shares His Experience

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I suspect I’m like many people in our area.  I’ve spent some time at Fletcher Allen as a patient.  I’ve watched in awe as my children came into the world there.  I’ve visited friends and family there countless times.  I have a long history there.  I’m guessing I’m also like many people who tend to …Read More

Keeping Safety in Mind This Winter

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It is still fall according to the calendar, and already the mountain tops to the east and west are covered with a beautiful white frosting of snow.  This certainly reminds us of why we love living in Vermont! But, this beauty is also a harbinger of the winter weather that is just around the corner. …Read More