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Matter of Balance: Preventing Injuries Due to Falls Among Older Adults

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Our Matter of Balance program coaches are real winners!  Our team of trained volunteer coaches are among the 49 Chittenden County volunteers to earn one of this year’s United Way Building Block Awards, which recognizes volunteers who help build a strong community in the areas of education, income and health.  The Matter of Balance program is …Read More

Stronger Together: How the University of Vermont Health Network Will Deliver Integrated Care

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I now have a better understanding of what the two administrators of Champlain Valley Hospital and Physicians Hospital went through in the late 1960s when they announced the merger of their venerable institutions. From their very beginnings, these two facilities excelled at providing exceptional care. In 1910, the Grey Nuns opened Champlain Valley Hospital, which offered the …Read More

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

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

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

How to Stay Safe on the Internet

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When it comes to security in our everyday lives, we know the basics: lock the door, lock the car, and pay attention to your surroundings. However, when it comes to security while using the Internet, the basics may not be as straightforward. More and more, we’re using the Internet to make purchases and transmit sensitive …Read More

Guest Blogger: What George Will Got Wrong About Victims of Sexual Assault

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This is a guest blog article from Cathleen Wilson, MA, executive director at H.O.P.E. Works. Earlier this summer, the Washington Post online published an editorial by George Will titled “Colleges become the victims of progressivism.” In it, Will claims that the progressivism that some colleges and universities have long lauded has backfired on them in …Read More

Public Health: A Heroin Epidemic Hits Home in Vermont

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Heroin has made a dramatic comeback. The opioid drug has contributed to a spike in drug-related deaths and was the exclusive topic of Vermont Governor Shumlin’s State of the State address in January. The Governor described the problem as a “full-blown heroin crisis” gripping Vermont, and brought the issue to the forefront in Vermont and …Read More

Fletcher Allen Named “Best Regional Hospital” for 4th Year – What That Means for Quality of Patient Care

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Fletcher Allen was named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth year in a row. Additionally, three of our specialty areas – Gynecology, Orthopedics, and Urology – were ranked as “High Performing.” We’re very proud. The rankings are a great reflection on Fletcher Allen – our people, our processes, and our …Read More

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