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It’s Scary How Fun Halloween Can Be…When It’s Safe!

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Halloween is a fun time for kids: the dressing up, the candy, the decorations, the going outside after dark! Here are some tips to keep it fun – and safe. Parents We all know to inspect our kids’ candy when they get home, and eat all the good stuff when they are sleeping. Throw away …Read More

Co-Sleeping with Infants On the Rise; Rate Doubled Since 1993 Despite New Warnings About SIDS

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The percentage of parents who sleep with their infant in the same bed has been steadily rising over the past two decades. In a study by Dr. Eve Colson and colleagues from Yale University recently published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, the overall rate of parents regularly sleeping with their infants rose from 6.5% in 1993 to 13.5% in …Read More

Patient Story: Losing My Hair (But, Not My Mind!)

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One year ago, I had no hair. I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. It was detected very early and I had a good prognosis. My treatment plan was surgery, followed by chemotherapy, then finish with radiation. My first infusion of chemo was on May 18. By mid-June, I was bald. Alopecia …Read More

The Mediterranean Diet: A Tried and True Healthy Way of Eating Gets New Kudos

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Join Maryann Ludlow, RD, for a free class on “The Mediterranean Diet” on October 30, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Davis Auditorium at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vt. Learn more and register here.  You may have heard of the Mediterranean diet.  It came to light some 50 …Read More

Exercise for Bone Health

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Join Sheila Reid, PT MS, and Deedee Folsom, PT WCS, for our free class on “Exercise, Bone Health, and You” on October 28, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Learn more and register here.  Exercise can improve strength, balance, endurance, posture and flexibility, but did you know that the right kind of exercise can also …Read More

Better, Safer Patient Care: Supply Chain’s Role in the Patient Experience

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This week, Fletcher Allen was named the #2 academic medical center for supply chain effectiveness among the members of the UHC (University HealthSystem Consortium). You may be reading that and scratching your head. What does supply chain have to do with patient care – and, what exactly is supply chain? Supply chain refers to the …Read More

“Just Move It” For Pediatric Arthritis!

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Many people are unaware that this arthritis can affect children as well as adults.  Children like Noah Vezina of Burlington, Vermont, who was diagnosed with Polyarticular Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis when he was just four years old. Noah is the face of arthritis. He was diagnosed when his parent confirmed with a doctor that his “growing …Read More

Pink Ribbon Cooking: Recipe for Whole Wheat Pasta with Arugula & Peas

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Intimately touched by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis and the loss of her mother to lung cancer, Chef Curtiss Hemm now channels his professional skills and time toward raising awareness and supporting organizations that are on the frontline in the fight against cancer.   From Chef Curtiss: The whole wheat pasta lends a wonderful nutty …Read More

Where Is My Head Heading? Normal Age-Related Cognitive Decline Versus Mild Cognitive Impairment

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Join Dr. Pendlebury during our free “HealthSource” series of classes. He will present a class titled “Normal Age-related Cognitive Decline versus Mild Cognitive Impairment—Where Am I Headed?” on October 24, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Davis Auditorium at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Learn more and register here.  Some …Read More

Why We Need a BRA Day

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BRA day? Why do we need a day to celebrate bras? BRA Day actually stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, and the second annual event takes place on October 16, during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Why do we need to raise awareness of breast reconstruction? Surely, all women are educated about their options at the …Read More

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