Family Health

Pregnant woman taking her temperature
Posted on Friday, November 29, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

Learn why it is very important for pregnant women to get a flu vaccine to protect both themselves and their unborn child

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

For many, the holiday season is a perfect combination of shopping, travel and celebratory gatherings with family and friends. But those are also perfect opportunities to spread the influenza virus at a time when flu season is nearing its peak.

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.

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.