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Hands breaking a cigarette
Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

Join thousands of people across the country and let the Great American Smokeout event on November 21 be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life. 

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!

Woman blowing nose, lying sick on sofa
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

In this interview with Dr. Kathy Mariani, Medical Director at Family Medicine South Burlington at the UVM Medical Center, learn about what happens when you get the flu and how to reduce your chances of getting it.

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

Compared with young, healthy adults, older individuals are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu because our immune systems become weaker as we age.

Mother holding baby
Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by Mary Letourneau, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Learn how The Center for Breastfeeding at CVMC provides donor milk to help mothers who are planning to exclusively breastfeed their babies.

An older and younger couple hiking
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

In the first part of this two-part series on adult vaccinations, Shayne Foley, PA-C introduces basic terminology, biological basis, safety, immunizations goals, concepts and standard schedules for a healthy adult.

Sepsis Awareness Month
Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

During Sepsis Awareness Month take the time to learn about how to prevent, recognize and treat pressure ulcers in order to avoid severe complications such as sepsis.

Sepsis Awareness Month
Posted on Friday, September 13, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

Every two minutes, someone in the U.S dies from sepsis. Sepsis Awareness Month serves to raise awareness about sepsis, including the signs and symptoms, because even just knowing what it is can save someone’s life.

A mother applying sunscreen to her daughter's face
Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Shayne Foley, PA-C

CVMC's Shayne Foley, PA-C provides a comprehensive look at the risk factors for skin cancer, the types of skin cancer, skin cancer treatment, and most importantly, tips to preventing overexposure to the sun.

May Is Stroke Awareness Month. Strokes are treatable if you react F.A.S.T. (Face Drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech, Call 9-1-1)
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

Knowing your risk factors for stroke is the first step in preventing a stroke. During May, National Stroke Awareness Month, take the time to learn what risk factors you can change or treat and factors you cannot control.