Family Health

Anxious girl saying goodbye to mother before getting on school bus
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

As the summer comes to a close and that first day of school looms ever closer, use these tips on how to prepare for school in a productive way in order to ease the inner anxiety that some kids experience.

Grade school children playing on playgound merry-go-round
Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

We live in a world where we do not have to fear contracting diseases like small pox due to the protection immunizations have provided children, our most vulnerable age group, which is why we need adults to look out for their best interests

Pill bottles
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

Starting July 1, 2017, new rules governing how providers prescribe opioids to their patients will go into effect under VT Opioid Act 173. Learn about the changes you will see in your care if you are being prescribed opioids to treat pain.

Three smooth rocks stacked on a leaf with water flowing over.
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Use these five dimensions of well-being as a guide to help you think about particular areas that are going well and others that may need some extra attention and effort.

Two mature couples out for spring hike leaning on fence
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

Colorectal cancer is a preventable, treatable disease if caught early. Here are some myths and truths about cancer and colonoscopies to encourage you to take the first step in scheduling your colonoscopy.

Older couple walking dog in field with hills in background
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

Colorectal cancer is one of the few cancers that are preventable. If you’re over age 50, colorectal screening is an important facet of early detection, prevention and overall health. Learn more about how to promote colon health.

CVMC's Care Management team
Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

As we celebrate National Case Management Week, take a moment to learn about the services our care managers provide every day at CVMC – from patient education and advocacy to discharge planning, our staff is dedicated to supporting the best interests of our patients and their families.

Female drinking from water bottle
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

Even here in Vermont, heat-related illness can be a major issue for athletes. Consequences range from decreased performance to death. In fact, heat stroke is the third leading cause of death in athletes after cardiac disorders and cervical spine trauma.

It is important to recognize and treat heat illness before major complications arise. Equally important is learning how to prevent it from happening in the first place.

Kids swimming in lake with orange life jackets
Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

Summer is full of exciting outdoor activities for your kids. Whether you have young children or teens, learn ways to keep your kids safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun.

Tents set up in woods with tick warning sign posted to tree
Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

With cases of Lyme disease reported in every county and a new disease, Anaplasmosis, starting to spread throughout the southern part of the state, Vermonters need to be vigilant about protecting themselves from ticks and recognizing the early signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.