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Trick or Treat: Pumpkin Fudge for Halloween!

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Halloween is the perfect time to cook up this sweet treat that uses pumpkin! Ingredients 3 cups white granulated sugar 3/4 cup melted butter 2/3 cup evaporated milk 1/2 cup canned, or cooked fresh pumpkin 2 tbsp light corn syrup 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 twelve oz package white chocolate morsels 1 seven oz …Read More

Our History: The Legacy of Fanny Allen

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Editor’s Note: This is the second in a multi-part blog series recognizing and honoring the women and men whose vision and hard work built the foundation upon which Fletcher Allen – soon to be The University of Vermont Medical Center – sits. The first blog post was about Mary Fletcher. Frances Margaret Allen belonged to …Read More

Cybersecurity: The Key to Online Security

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Passwords. They are used to protect some of our most sensitive information, including e-mail, bank accounts, credit cards, internet-connected computers and – most important – our identities. They are the pain point for every user: usually required to be a certain length, contain a combination of characters, numbers and symbols. Once you’ve created that perfect, …Read More

Patient Story: Tomato Juices Dribbling Down Your Chin

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When I was a youth, our family was blessed with an abundance of fresh, garden grown, vegetables. Our mother had the proverbial “green thumb” which she and her six other sisters doubtlessly acquired as children working alongside their half native American mother, Effie, in an epic, four acre garden that virtually sustained their family. Mom’s …Read More

Gaming for Good: Patient Plays Video Games to Help Vermont Children’s Hospital

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The Vermont Extra Life event will take place at Tilt Classic Arcade and Ale House in South Burlington from 8 a.m., Saturday, October 25, to 8 a.m., Sunday, October 26. Want to get involved? Sign up to participate and/or donate here.  Extra Life is an annual fundraising event in which thousands of gamers throughout the country raise money for Children’s …Read More

Blood Clots & Pregnancy: An Avoidable Cause of Maternal Death

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Recently, I talked with a friend who was sharing with me how she lost her sister. My heart sank to the floor when she said:  “She was seven weeks pregnant and died from a pulmonary embolus.” As a physician who takes care of women with complicated pregnancies, I was shocked by what she said. As …Read More

Join Us: Winter Sports Night at Orthopedics Specialty Center on Nov. 13

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Click here to register for our Winter Sports Night happening on November 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Safe Kids VT. It is around this time of year that many Vermonters start checking the weather for cooler temperatures, frost warnings, …Read More

Cybersecurity: Staying Safe at the Scanner – A Recent Experience with Credit Card Fraud

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Many of us hold our credit and debit cards near and dear to our hearts. After all, these little pieces of plastic are direct lines to our bank accounts and, therefore, our personal information. While we go through our day making sure we keep them safe in our wallets and purses, most credit card thieves …Read More

Engineering Energy Savings at Fletcher Allen Health Care

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In today’s sustainability-minded society, we often assume that expensive alternative energies are the best way to “go green.” But through my work as Director of Facilities Management, I’ve learned that we can significantly reduce energy use by simply re-engineering our existing infrastructure. In recognition of National Health Care Facilities and Engineering Week (October 19–24, 2014), I’d …Read More

Civic Health: Don’t Forget to Vote — Or, Confessions of an Army Brat

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So any of my friends who read this will say, “Of course we knew she was a brat – nothing new there!”  But there’s a reason for that:  I’m a proud Army brat, daughter of a career soldier who started out in the National Guard and then joined the full-time ranks at the dawn of …Read More

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