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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

Osteoporosis: What it is & How to Avoid it

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When I ask women about what they fear the most about osteoporosis, they answer that it is the curvature of the spine, the so-called “dowager’s hump” as well as the associated loss of height, loss of self-esteem, and the overall feeling that they are old. In truth, osteoporosis is much more than a deformed back …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

Free Class Series: A Plan for When Life Starts to Spin in a Difficult Direction

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WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) workshops are free, and Abby Levinshon will be co-facilitating a workshop starting on September 4, 2014. To register, click here, call 847-5468, or email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org. Do you have a plan for when life starts to spin in a difficult direction? Maybe you feel as though you have barriers in life that …Read More

Maximum Heart Rate: How to Use it to Intensify Your Exercise Effort & Soar Past Fitness Plateaus

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Performance cyclists use a number of tools to monitor their training and performance. We take it to the highest level because competing to win requires that you control every variable possible. Modern bikes are equipped with power meters that measure strength and heart monitors that measure your cardiovascular strain. We plug this data into computer …Read More

Want to Lose Weight? Join Us for “Move to Lose,” Starting September 4!

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The next “Move to Lose” class starts on September 4 and takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Cardiac Rehabilitation at Fletcher Allen, located at 62 Tilley Drive in South Burlington. The cost of the program is $300 for non-Fletcher Allen employees and $225 for Fletcher Allen employees. For additional information or …Read More

New Study: No Link Between Assisted Reproduction Techniques & Autism Related Genetic Events

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These days autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and assisted reproduction are both medical issues that frequently wind up in the media and are becoming ever more commonplace in our lives. The prevalence of ASD in U.S. children aged 6 to 17 years is estimated to be as high as 1 in 50 from recent data. While …Read More

Blood Clots: New Drugs Now Available to Treat Patients

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Now is an exciting time to treat patients who have blood clots. Why? We now have more drug choices approved for treatment. If you have had a blood clot in the lungs (also known as a pulmonary embolism) or in the legs (also known as venous thrombosis) in the past, your doctor had one path …Read More

New Practice: Fletcher Allen Opens Dental and Oral Health Facility in South Burlington

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I am delighted to be a part of the new Fletcher Allen Dental and Oral Health Care facility opening today. I feel fortunate to be here at an exciting time as we open our doors to dental patients. Fletcher Allen Health Care has a strong commitment to serving the dental needs of Vermonters. I am deeply …Read More

Heading for the Beach or Shore this Summer? Pay Attention & Use Common Sense to Avoid Health Risks

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Each summer, as the days get hotter, more and more folks pack up the kids and head for the water to bask in the sun, swim, boat, fish, and play. Lake Champlain, as well as Vermont’s many other lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams, provides abundant and diverse water-related recreational opportunities for young and old alike. …Read More

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