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Why Visit Our Walk-In Care Clinic? Let Us Count the Ways

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The Walk-In Care Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Fanny Allen Campus is ready to see you! No appointments needed, just walk in, including evening and weekend hours. We anticipate that you may have some questions first. So, let’s answer them here: What is the Walk-In Care Clinic? The Walk-In Care Clinic is part of …Read More

Silent No More: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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As the snow finally begins to recede and the days get longer, I feel a sense of optimism and ease. Yet, there is a silent disease that is not easily visible. This is the silence of sexual assault and abuse. One thing I notice in my work as an Emergency Department RN is that patients …Read More

From the Midwife: How to Handle Sibling Adjustment

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The addition of a new family member – whether it is your first child or your fifth – affects everyone. Understanding that the older siblings need time to adjust is crucial.  The ease of the sibling’s transition has more to do with their personality and ability to transition to any change in their life than …Read More

From the Midwife: Walking the Labyrinth of Birth

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Labyrinths…these ancient symbols of life’s journey are found across time and cultures. Although the terms are sometimes interchanged, a true labyrinth is not a maze. Labyrinths have only one entrance and route. You can’t get lost, or stopped by a dead-end. It does, however, take mindful attention to stay on the path to the center, …Read More

Women’s Health: New Research Shows Breast Cancer Patients Have Low Fitness Which May Mean Higher Cardiovascular Risk

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Exercise and being fit is an important factor for health and longevity – and now we have identified a critical gap among breast cancer patients: they have much lower fitness than women of similar age without breast cancer. Why? Recent research we conducted shows that breast cancer treatments, like chemotherapy and radiation, have a negative …Read More

Ovarian Cancer Screening: Attempting to Diagnosis a Deadly Disease at a Treatable Stage

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My aunt, Pam, was a healthy and active 56 year-old woman when she presented to her physician’s office with abdominal pain and bloating. Her physician drained three liters of fluid from her abdomen (known as ascites) and began treatment for ovarian cancer. Despite aggressive chemotherapy, my aunt passed away four months later. I was in …Read More

Wellness Story: Why 127 Is My New Lucky Number

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I sat anxiously in my doctor’s office. This was the moment of truth. After a year of dedicating myself to getting healthier, the numbers were finally in. Yes, I had lost 30 pounds – anyone could see that from the outside, but what was happening on the inside? My physician turned to me and said: …Read More

The Science of Smell: What the Nose Knows

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There is an episode of Seinfeld in which Elaine explains that she is “hard of smelling.” We laugh. That’s ridiculous. How can one be hard of smelling? But, truth is much stranger than fiction. You can be hard of smelling. In fact, problems with sense of smell affect up to 20 percent of Americans and …Read More

Living with Diabetes: A Type 1 Diabetic’s Road to Motherhood (New Blog Series)

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This is the first in a bi-monthly series. One of the first questions I get from people when they find out I have diabetes is whether or not I can have children. The short answer? Yes. The long answer? Well, that’s what this new blog series is here to explain – a Type 1 (T1) …Read More

Fitness Files: 3 Ways to Prepare for Summer Training by Staying Warm in Winter

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This is the first in 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! When winter overstays its welcome, …Read More

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