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Older couple with dog
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.

Woman blowing nose, lying sick on sofa
Posted on Monday, November 4, 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.

An older and younger couple hiking
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019 by Shayne Foley, PA-C

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.

Man tucking pants into socks to prevent ticks
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Shayne Foley, PA-C

Shane Foley, PA-C provides you with everything you need to know about ticks and Lyme disease to help you stay accurately informed and safe while continuing to enjoy your outdoor activities.

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.

A dinner that represents all of the food groups
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by Ilene Siegel, RDN, CDE

Did you know that eating well can actually help you prevent type 2 diabetes? Ilene Siegel, RDN, CDE, a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator at CVMC, helps you to choose foods that can help lower your risk.

Three young women walking for exercise
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by John “J.P.” Begly, MD

CVMC orthopedic surgeon John “J.P.” Begly, MD shares tips on how small changes, even daily walks, can help lead up to big health benefits in the long run.

April Is National Donate Life Month graphic with a variety of bicycle styles
Posted on Monday, April 1, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

This April, we want to remind everyone that they can help save a life. Registering your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor takes less than a minute and gives hope to those waiting.

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