Family Health

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.

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!