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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

New Vermont Law Bans Hand Held Electronic Devices While Driving

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On October 1, 2014, Vermont will have a new law pertaining to portable electronic devices while driving. This law is designed to reduce distracted driving, a dangerous phenomenon which is unfortunately becoming increasingly common – and deadly – both in Vermont and across the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving causes more …Read More

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

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