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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

A Mother’s Story: The Birth of Alex and Zack, from A-Z

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Twins. A small word with big impact. Upon hearing the news that I was pregnant with not one, but two children, my mind raced. Could we manage twins with no family in the area? Could we afford three kids? Will I need bed rest? How early will they arrive? Will they be in the Neonatal …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

From the Midwife: How Do I Cope With Morning Sickness?

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During pregnancy, many women suffer from nausea and vomiting – particularly during the early part of a pregnancy. What is commonly known as “morning sickness” starts around the 12th week of pregnancy. And, it does not only happen in the morning – morning sickness may happen at any time of day or night. Morning sickness …Read More

Why Moms Should Breastfeed — & How We Can Help

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  World Breastfeeding Week takes place August 1-7, 2014, and highlights the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding. Fletcher Allen Health Care’s new Newborn/Lactation Clinic helps mothers understand how to breastfeed in a healthy and sustainable way. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call 802-847-8200. Today, …Read More

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