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Tips for Talking with Your Doctor

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The single most important way you can stay healthy is to be an active member of your own health care team. In the past, the patient-doctor relationship was one-directional—the doctor typically took the lead and the patient followed. Today, a good patient-doctor relationship is a partnership. How well you and your doctor talk to each …Read More

Vermont Now One of Top 3 States for Lyme Disease

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Ten or 20 years ago, most Vermonters never gave Lyme disease a second thought. It was a distant threat, something that people in, say, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey or Massachusetts worried about. Now you don’t even have to leave the Green Mountain state to hear about someone’s experience with Lyme disease. That’s because Lyme …Read More

Life Jackets: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (& Need to Know!)

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Summer is so many things to all of us. For many, it means fun on and in the water: swimming, boating, water skiing – and much more. We are lucky to live near some beautiful places for recreation on the water. There is one important accessory for any summer adventure on the water: a life …Read More

Fruit: The Best Ways to Add Fruit to Your Diet

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Summer is a great time for fruit – berries, stone fruits, and melons are at peak ripeness and flavor. It’s also the perfect time of year to focus on eating more fruit every day, and develop the habit of including fruit with every meal and as a focus of snacks. Why? Eating fruit provides many …Read More

Shape Up: Fletcher Allen Launches Facebook Summer Fitness Calendar

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Do you want to shape up this summer? Fletcher Allen Health Care wants to help you achieve your goals! We have launched a new Facebook Summer Fitness Calendar for you. During July and August, we will have a new calendar post every day featuring a tip about physical fitness, nutrition, stress management, and simple inspiration …Read More

Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Survivor’s Story

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Two years, three months, and 24 days have passed since November 25, 2011 – the day my life changed forever. I awoke around 3 a.m. that day with a sensation in my chest area that I will never forget. It was not until I sat up that I noticed my heart was racing so fast it …Read More

Heat Safety: If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

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While Vermont isn’t known for its heat, we all know that once it hits 90 degrees for a few days, it gets oppressive! And, we all know it’s not a dry heat. Once the high temperatures combine with high humidity you have the recipe for uncomfortable conditions. We value our summers here in Vermont, and …Read More

Fitness Files: Knee Health and Performance Cycling

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This is part of 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! My journey back to elite-level cycling …Read More

Personal Wellness: Visit the Colchester Family Practice “Wellness Booth”

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Have you noticed all the activities and programs focused on getting active, eating well, being mindful, and participating in your community? If we want to improve the health of our families, coworkers, neighbors, and community, we need to focus on creating opportunities for wellness in our lives. This is an exciting time to become healthier. …Read More

Training Tips: What To Eat The Week Before The Marathon

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Whether it’s a marathon or a half-marathon, a long run puts your body to the test.  Eating well before the big race will help you get the most out of your training. Hopefully, you have all been mindful about your running nutrition practices during your entire training cycle. As you taper activity, now is the …Read More

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