Family Health

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.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

For Mental Health Awareness Month, we take a look at how the slogan “No health without mental health” encourages us to explore what parity really means as we move towards a more holistic approach to wellness.

Watercolor of flower
Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by UVMHN-CVMC

Despite the magnitude of resources available about Palliative Care, there continues to be widespread misunderstanding about what palliative care means and what it provides. Learn about the benefits of palliative care for patients of all ages who are facing a serious illness.

Girl wearing bike helmet
Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015 by UVMHN-CVMC

Did you know that wearing a bike helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by 85%? Get tips on how to make sure your child is wearing a helmet that fits properly–a helmet that fits rights will not only be safer for your child but more comfortable for them to wear.

Healthy School Lunch
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 by UVMHN-CVMC

If you already feel like you are losing the school lunch battle, check out these great tips from UVMHN-CVMC nutritionist Amy Gendron, RDN, CDE on how to keep lunches convenient, healthy, safe and fun!

Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by UVMHN-CVMC

Learn how you can prevent childhood obesity by taking simple steps to keep your kids active, limiting screen time, and eating more nutritious meals.

Children on swings at playground
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by UVMHN-CVMC

For parents of children with asthma, back-to-school preparations mean more than just buying school supplies and new clothing—it is also the time to start taking proactive steps to involve your school’s health services in the management of your child’s asthma.

CVMC Energency Room Staff Receive Heartsaver Award
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by UVMHN-CVMC

Staff in the Emergency Room at CVMC recently performed CPR for over an hour before resuscitating the patient. As a result of their efforts the team in the Emergency Room received the “Heartsavers Hero Award” from the American Heart Association.

The Big Latch On Breastfeeding Event in Monteplier, VT
Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by UVMHN-CVMC

Over 175 countries across the globe celebrate the first week in August as “World Breastfeeding Week.” Each year the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) selects a theme for the week-long international celebration, to raise awareness and encourage action supporting breastfeeding mothers.