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Using Mobile Health Apps to Diagnose Heart Problems

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It’s a busy office day, and Mrs. J is seated calmly in my exam room. She has a history of an intermittent heart rhythm disturbance. She says she feels well, but that she also gets a little dizzy at times and feels her heart skip once in a while. The nurse who took the vitals …Read More

Community, Commitment, and Collaboration: It’s in our DNA

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Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted from remarks given by Dr. Brumsted at Fletcher Allen’s Annual Community Stakeholder Meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2013. Lately, I find myself reflecting on the word, and the concept, of community.  It occurs to me that the commitment to community that exists here at Fletcher Allen, with our partners …Read More

Help is Here for Medical Decision Making

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Patients today are faced with many decisions about what treatments and tests to have. Two patients might make entirely different decisions for treating the same condition, based upon their own needs, beliefs and circumstances. The key is making the decision that is best for you. Your doctor should present to you the pros and cons …Read More

Why I Support a Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

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The average kid in America, depending on their age group, is drinking between 41 and 108 gallons of sugar sweetened beverages per year. Think about that for a minute. That’s up to 108 gallons of regular soda, sugar sweetened juice, and sports drinks, like Gatorade, PowerAde and Vitamin Water That’s between 35 and 90 pounds …Read More

A Big New Year Means “Big Change” for Vermont Children’s Hospital

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The start of a new year always brings change, and that is certainly true for our Vermont Children’s Hospital as we enter our busiest season of the year.  We certainly see changes in the types of illnesses that winter brings as children spend more time indoors. Despite our attempts at encouraging good hand washing, coughing …Read More

Raising Awareness about Burn Injury Prevention

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Burn Awareness Week is Feb. 3-9. At Fletcher Allen Health Care, we see burn injuries throughout the year – burns from falling into campfires or putting accelerants on fires in the summer, and burns from heaters in the winter. Most of the patients we see have either been burned from flames (flame burns) or hot …Read More