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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

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

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

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: How Can You Protect Your Electronic Data?

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October is a beautiful month in Vermont, with all the amazing colors of fall. This time of year, most people think of pumpkins, the changing leaves, hot cider and Halloween.  But there are other things October brings to mind. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and – for those of us who spend our days …Read More

Our History: The Legacy of Mary Fletcher

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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a multi-part blog series recognizing the history of Fletcher Allen. As we move into the era when Fletcher Allen will become known as The University of Vermont Medical Center, it is important that we remember and honor the women and men whose vision and generosity first created this …Read More

No Sugar Added: How to Reduce Health Risks and Keep Life Sweet

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Join Dr. Johnson for Community Medical School – free and open to the public. She will present a lecture titled “No Sugar Added: How to Reduce Health Risks and Keep Life Sweet,” followed by a Q&A, on October 7, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Auditorium at the University of Vermont …Read More

Ebola: What You Need to Know Now

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For the past six months a massive public health crisis has been unfolding in West Africa. The largest outbreak ever of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Nigeria and Senegal have also had cases, but on a smaller scale. Ebola is a viral infection that typically presents with fever, headache, and …Read More

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