Family Health

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.

Senior man driving a car
Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

All individuals experience physical and mental changes as we age, sometimes so minor that we may not even notice them. Learn what you need to know to stay safe on the road, and how to decide when it is time to turn over your keys.

Pregnant woman taking her temperature
Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

Learn why it is very important for pregnant women to get a flu vaccine to protect both themselves and their unborn child

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

For many, the holiday season is a perfect combination of shopping, travel and celebratory gatherings with family and friends. But those are also perfect opportunities to spread the influenza virus at a time when flu season is nearing its peak.

Multi-generational family out walking in fall
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

Every flu season, many people decide not to get the flu shot for reasons based on misconceptions about seasonal flu and flu vaccines. To help you make an informed decision, we put five of the most common myths under the microscope. Here we go!