Family Health

Older woman hugging her husband
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Major depression affects heart attack survivors at nearly three times the rate of the average U.S. adult. If you or someone you know is living with heart problems, it’s important to watch for signs of depression and seek help if needed

Older man resting after run on snowy
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Managing stress and making choices that contribute to our well-being is a foundation for good health. Learn more about how you can better manage stress.

EKG showing a heart
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Preventing heart disease means making smart choices now that will pay off for the rest of your life. Anyone, no matter your age, can take simple steps to keep their heart healthy during each decade of life. 

University of Vermont Medical Center cardiologists performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

A less invasive cardiac care procedure is allowing patients with a structural heart abnormality called aortic valve stenosis to avoid open-heart surgery, decreasing their hospital stay to just 24 to 48 hours.

Woman talking to her aging father
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

As a caregiver, the prospect of helping someone with a heart condition may feel overwhelming. Here are some tips to make this important role easier for you and the cardiac patient in your care.

Female hands holding a cup of tea
Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Feeling cruddy with the flu or maybe a bad cold? Sarah Spengler, RN, offers practical advice about home remedies that can help you feel like you again.

UVM Medical Center volunteers in Rwanda
Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Last year, Frankie was a 14-year-old Rwandan with a million-dollar smile and a death sentence due to rheumatic heart disease. But the teen’s life changed when he crossed paths with volunteers from the medical nonprofit Team Heart, including Bruce Leavitt, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon at University of Vermont Medical Center.

Woman in bed sick with face partially covered by blanket
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

With flu season under way in Vermont, learn how to best take care of yourself or a loved one with flu. Most people with flu can manage the illness at home without medical care.

Graphic of megaphone shouting words flu is here
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Influenza has arrived in our region and is considered to be widespread at this time.Learn which flu strains we are seeing and how you can still protect yourself and your family.

Graphic showing 6 feet flu germs can spread from person to person
Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

This flu season is just beginning in our region. It’s annoying. It’s inconvenient. And it should be taken seriously. Get 12 useful facts to help put the flu in perspective.