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Clinical Trials: Be a Part of Our First-Ever West Nile Virus Vaccine Trial & Learn Why It Is Important

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West Nile Virus first reached the United States in 1999. Since that time, it has become the leading vector-borne cause of viral encephalitis in the U.S. By 2010, the number of adults who had been infected with West Nile Virus in the U.S. was estimated to be 3 million, with 13, 000 cases of West …Read More

How Fletcher Allen is Fighting the Opiate Epidemic

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Over the course of my more than 20 years as an emergency physician, I have seen thousands of patients with painful conditions. During that same time, I have witnessed the remarkable evolution of modern pain medication – its potential and its pitfalls. We can now help patients manage both short-term pain and long-term pain. Yet, …Read More

Life & Death: Why Patients Should Set Up Advanced Directives & How To Do It

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Recently, National Public Radio covered the story about LaCrosse, Wisconsin – the “town where everyone talks about death.” In fact, LaCross is a town where 96 percent of residents have completed an Advance Directive. What exactly is an Advance Directive, or AD? It is a document that offers important guidance in times of critical illness …Read More

Why I Give to Fletcher Allen: Taking Measure of Our Local (Yet National) Hospital

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As the chair of the Fletcher Allen Foundation Board, I have the great fortune to work closely with the leadership at Fletcher Allen Health Care and witness their commitment to delivering world-class health care both to Vermonters and to the residents of northern New York. I grew up in Burlington with a father who was …Read More

Cold Climate, Warm Welcome: A Mayo Surgeon Surveys His New Home Base

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It has been over three months since I arrived in Vermont from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to lead the physician practice at Fletcher Allen and the UVM College of Medicine. I continue to meet a lot of people and learn about the hospital, the university and the Burlington community. Some days I feel like …Read More

Fitness Files: 3 Ways to Prepare for Summer Training by Staying Warm in Winter

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This is the first in a series of guest blog posts about the health benefits of cycling. Guest contributor Bobby Bailey, Director Sportif of The Dealer.com Cycling Team and Head Coach at 1K2GO SPORTS, will provide advice, tips, and more in this regular series. For beginners and lifelong cyclists alike! When winter overstays its welcome, …Read More

Green Thumbs: Behind-the-Scenes of Fletcher Allen’s Community Garden Project (Recipe Included!)

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About this time last year, I was asked to collaborate on a very exciting project. Fletcher Allen’s beautiful rooftop gardens, which had been used to grow a small amount of food for the hospital kitchens, were to be transformed into teaching gardens. The plan was to invite members of our hospital community who had no …Read More

I Think the Groundhog Was Right!

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A little over a month ago, the most famous four legged creature in the world of weather forecasting, told us that we were in for six more weeks of winter.  Based on the weather since, I think that Punxsutawney Phil hit the “nail on the head”!  But, just because Mother Nature thinks we should have …Read More

Community Rounds: Observing Beauty & Excellence at Fletcher Allen

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I have a great appreciation for beauty and excellence – so much so that sometimes, I can be a very tough person to please. What I can say, after visiting Fletcher Allen Health Care, as part of their Community Rounds program, is that I was very pleased. I saw beauty and excellence in a challenging …Read More

Welcome to My House

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I have been a nurse at Fletcher Allen Health Care for 30 years now, but my Fletcher Allen story actually started long before that. You see, I was born here way back in the day, when the Patrick and Smith buildings were the front door of my house. There was no McClure building, or ACC. …Read More

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