Family Health

EKG showing a heart
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Preventing heart disease means making smart choices now that will pay off for the rest of your life. Anyone, no matter your age, can take simple steps to keep their heart healthy during each decade of life. 

University of Vermont Medical Center cardiologists performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

A less invasive cardiac care procedure is allowing patients with a structural heart abnormality called aortic valve stenosis to avoid open-heart surgery, decreasing their hospital stay to just 24 to 48 hours.

Woman talking to her aging father
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

As a caregiver, the prospect of helping someone with a heart condition may feel overwhelming. Here are some tips to make this important role easier for you and the cardiac patient in your care.

Female hands holding a cup of tea
Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Feeling cruddy with the flu or maybe a bad cold? Sarah Spengler, RN, offers practical advice about home remedies that can help you feel like you again.

UVM Medical Center volunteers in Rwanda
Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Last year, Frankie was a 14-year-old Rwandan with a million-dollar smile and a death sentence due to rheumatic heart disease. But the teen’s life changed when he crossed paths with volunteers from the medical nonprofit Team Heart, including Bruce Leavitt, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon at University of Vermont Medical Center.

Woman in bed sick with face partially covered by blanket
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

With flu season under way in Vermont, learn how to best take care of yourself or a loved one with flu. Most people with flu can manage the illness at home without medical care.

Graphic of megaphone shouting words flu is here
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Influenza has arrived in our region and is considered to be widespread at this time.Learn which flu strains we are seeing and how you can still protect yourself and your family.

Graphic showing 6 feet flu germs can spread from person to person
Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

This flu season is just beginning in our region. It’s annoying. It’s inconvenient. And it should be taken seriously. Get 12 useful facts to help put the flu in perspective.

Two glasses of white wine and wine bottle on table in front of christmas tree
Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

Have you ever poured punch at a holiday party and wondered “How many drinks are in this?” Many people are surprised to learn what counts as a drink. Find tips for staying within your limits and drinking safely this holiday season.

Little girls sitting on her mom's lap giving a female doctor a high five.
Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that is easily spread and can result in severe illness, hospitalization or even death. If you are still not convinced, consider these facts.