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Too Hip to Hop: Understanding Knee and Hip Replacement

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On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 6:00-7:30pm, David Halsey, MD, orthopedic surgeon, will present a free Community Medical School lecture titled “Too Hip to Hop: Understanding Knee and Hip Replacement.” Register to attend his lecture by clicking here. The following is a preview of the topics he will cover in his lecture. More than 700,000 …Read More

Pink Ribbon Cooking: Recipe for Roasted Tomato Soup

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Intimately touched by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis and the loss of her mother to lung cancer, Curtiss now channels his professional skills and time toward raising awareness and supporting organizations that are on the frontline in the fight against cancer. Learn more at www.pinkribboncooking.com.  From Chef Curtiss: Paired with crispy bread, a drizzle of the …Read More

Free Class Series: A Plan for When Life Starts to Spin in a Difficult Direction

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WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) workshops are free, and Abby Levinshon will be co-facilitating a workshop starting on September 4, 2014. To register, click here, call 847-5468, or email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org. Do you have a plan for when life starts to spin in a difficult direction? Maybe you feel as though you have barriers in life that …Read More

New Exercise & Nutrition Program for Patients With Blood Clot Diseases

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You may not know it, but blood clots are one of the leading causes of three major cardiovascular killers – heart attack, stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE, for short). VTE is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein of the body, and includes both a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and a blood clot, …Read More

The Yum Plum: Discovering the Various Varieties (RECIPE Included)

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The plum packs a lot of essential nutrients into a small package! Plums come in a variety of colors and sizes, and all types are a good source of vitamins A, C, and E, folate and many of the B vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium. Plums are low in calories and are a …Read More

In the Garden: Rooftop Gardening at Fletcher Allen Health Care

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Last year, I was selected to be a part of the Fletcher Allen Employee Teaching Community Garden Program. I was interested in the program because I had never gardened before, and I was looking for nutritional information in an attempt to eat better. I suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic back pain and was hoping this …Read More

Maximum Heart Rate: How to Use it to Intensify Your Exercise Effort & Soar Past Fitness Plateaus

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Performance cyclists use a number of tools to monitor their training and performance. We take it to the highest level because competing to win requires that you control every variable possible. Modern bikes are equipped with power meters that measure strength and heart monitors that measure your cardiovascular strain. We plug this data into computer …Read More

High Value Care at Fletcher Allen Health Care: A Grass Roots Approach

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This is the second in a series of blog posts by Virginia L. Hood, MD, MPH, about the Choosing Wisely program at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. To read the first article in the series, please click here. Vermont has often taken a grass roots approach to problem …Read More

New Dental Clinic: Meet Our Dentist-Residents!

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Fletcher Allen Dental and Oral Care will be the new home of our four dental residents starting August 2014. Our General Practice residency has been in Vermont for more than 50 years, housed in several locations, but finally has a state-of-the-art teaching clinic in South Burlington. We are unique in Vermont in hosting four dentists …Read More

Farm-to-Doctor’s Office: Health Shares Program Connects Vermont Farms with Local Hospitals

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It seems that in the blink of an eye, spring turned to summer and Vermont’s rolling farmland – once gray and muddy – came alive. I am writing to you from The Farm at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), a special piece of land nestled in the Winooski River Valley, where summer is in …Read More

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