Family Health

Colorful fireworks display
Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

The Fourth of July feels like the unofficial start of summer – with its barbecues, fireworks, and fun with family and friends. If you choose to light fireworks at home, follow these tips for making sure everyone stays safe.

Diseased Heart with Tobacco Breaks Heart World No Tobacco Day campaign information
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. It’s the day that the World Health Organization and its partners highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use. Cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and other products containing nicotine are bad for our health.

Seniors out walking
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

National Stroke Awareness Month may be behind us, but work is always needed to combat one of the deadliest diseases on earth. Family medicine physician Dr. Matthew Sullivan offers real, concrete steps we can all take to reduce that risk.

Kids walking through a grass field
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

Before and after venturing into tall grass or forests this spring, summer and fall, learn how to deter ticks from taking hold, how to remove an embedded tick, and when you should seek medical attention.

Baby peeking out from under blanket
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

Thanks to vaccines, most young parents have never seen the devastating effects of diseases like polio, measles, or whooping cough. Learn more about vaccines from Jessie Leyse, MD, an internal medicine, pediatric and infectious disease physician practicing at CVMC Family Medicine - Berlin.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month graphic - 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be avoided with screening
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

Unlike many cancers, colorectal cancer can be caught early and even prevented with one simple step – screening. Learn about your screening options from CVMC primary care physician Dr. Jeremiah Eckhaus.

Senior man and two woman walking for exercise
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

Osteoporosis is often called a “silent disease” because you might not know you have it until after you break a bone. Learn more about this disease from CVMC Rheumatologist Teresa Fama, MD.

Vermont Health Connect Open Enrollment November 1 to December 15 2017
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

Open Enrollment, the annual period when new applicants can use the Vermont Health Connect (VHC) marketplace to sign up for health and dental plans, runs for only 6 weeks this year. Learn how to enroll and how to get help.

Little girl sneezing into her elbow.
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

Influenza is a very contagious respiratory infection that is easily spread and can result in hospitalization or death. Learn from CVMC infectious disease physician Devika Singh, MD, MPH, what you can do to protect yourself and others.

A toddler in a car seat with her mom looking back at her
Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

During Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week, learn how to keep your child safe using these tips on how to correctly choose and install car seats, boosters and seat belts.