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Kids walking through a grass field
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018 by Richard A. Burgoyne, MD

Almost half the deer ticks in our region carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, so it’s important to be careful before and after venturing into tall grass or forests during the spring, summer and fall.

Before heading into the woods, spray pants, legs and shoes with an insect repellent that contains 20 percent DEET. It comes in different strengths, so check the label when you buy. Be careful not to spray it in the eyes or on the face and use it just when you’re outside. Apply it to shoes and pants, or on the lower legs if you’re wearing shorts. Wash it off when you get home.

An older couple riding bikes
Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018 by Hannah Zajac, PT, DPT, NCS

Each year, almost 800,000 strokes occur in the United States. Someone dies from stroke every four minutes, making it the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Knowing the signs of stroke, how to prevent it, and how to help others around you, just might save a life. 

Young child holding her mouth in position to work on speech
Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by Claudia Abbiati, MS, CCC-SLP

Learn about the many ways our SLPs can work as part of your care team to enhance your participation, accessibility, and functioning as it relates to communication, cognition, and swallowing during every day activities.

Baby peeking out from under blanket
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 by Jessie Leyse, MD

Thanks to vaccines, most young parents have never seen the devastating effects of diseases like polio, measles, or whooping cough. Learn more about vaccines from Jessie Leyse, MD, an internal medicine, pediatric and infectious disease physician practicing at CVMC Family Medicine - Berlin.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day text next to bottle of spilled prescription pills
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

Take your unwanted or expired drugs in to National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Multigenerational family out walking next to Taking Steps Vermont logo
Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

Sudden illness or accident can happen to anyone at any time. Preparing in advance how we want to be cared for at the end of life minimizes conflict and uncertainty about decisions that may arise. Learn how to make your wishes known to family, friends and health care providers.

Girl on back of mother with arms out like an airplane
Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

There are more than 5,000 New Englanders waiting for life-saving transplants. It takes less than two minutes to register your decision to be a donor online. Find out how register to be an organ & tissue donor.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month graphic - 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be avoided with screening
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 by Jeremiah Eckhaus, MD, ABHM

Unlike many cancers, colorectal cancer can be caught early and even prevented with one simple step – screening. Learn about your screening options from CVMC primary care physician Dr. Jeremiah Eckhaus.

Family cutting vegetables for salad
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018 by Amy Gendron, RDN, CD

A little planning can help you get the most nutrition for your food budget. Get tips from Amy Gendron, RDN, CD, Clinical Nutrition Manager at CVMC on ways to eat healthy for less.

Green vegetables arranged in a heart shape
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

Learn the secret to healthy living from people in the world who live the longest healthiest lives. Sometimes referred to as the “Blue Zones,” these health seekers don’t diet or count calories, rather their cultures are steeped in a culinary lifestyle that supports living long, healthy lives.


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