Family Health

Four teenagers with arms around each other's shoulders
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 by Anna Hankins, MD

While the possession of marijuana might be legal for adults in Vermont, CVMC pediatrician Anna Hankins, MD urges parents to remember that marijuana use among teenagers has many harmful effects.

Sunlight shining through locked arms
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

National Suicide Prevention Week is an important time to focus attention on what remains a serious public health concern that all too frequently remains hidden. Learn to distinguish facts from myths and recognize when someone is at risk.

2018 Sepsis Awareness Month
Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 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.

Football field set up with agility course for training.
Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 by Catherine Mygatt Naden, MD

CVMC sports medicine specialist Catherine Naden, MD reviews pointers to help you have a safe and successful return to fall athletics, including the importance of hydration and protecting the brain.

Multi-generational family out walking
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

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

Colorful fireworks display
Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

The Fourth of July feels like the unofficial start of summer – with its barbecues, fireworks, and fun with family and friends. If you choose to light fireworks at home, follow these tips for making sure everyone stays safe.

Diseased Heart with Tobacco Breaks Heart World No Tobacco Day campaign information
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. It’s the day that the World Health Organization and its partners highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use. Cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and other products containing nicotine are bad for our health.

Seniors out walking
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

National Stroke Awareness Month may be behind us, but work is always needed to combat one of the deadliest diseases on earth. Family medicine physician Dr. Matthew Sullivan offers real, concrete steps we can all take to reduce that risk.

Kids walking through a grass field
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

Before and after venturing into tall grass or forests this spring, summer and fall, learn how to deter ticks from taking hold, how to remove an embedded tick, and when you should seek medical attention.

Baby peeking out from under blanket
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

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.