Family Health

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

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.

Senior man and two woman walking for exercise
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

Osteoporosis is often called a “silent disease” because you might not know you have it until after you break a bone. Learn more about this disease from CVMC Rheumatologist Teresa Fama, MD.

Vermont Health Connect Open Enrollment November 1 to December 15 2017
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

Open Enrollment, the annual period when new applicants can use the Vermont Health Connect (VHC) marketplace to sign up for health and dental plans, runs for only 6 weeks this year. Learn how to enroll and how to get help.

Little girl sneezing into her elbow.
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

Influenza is a very contagious respiratory infection that is easily spread and can result in hospitalization or death. Learn from CVMC infectious disease physician Devika Singh, MD, MPH, what you can do to protect yourself and others.

A toddler in a car seat with her mom looking back at her
Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

During Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week, learn how to keep your child safe using these tips on how to correctly choose and install car seats, boosters and seat belts.

Anxious girl saying goodbye to mother before getting on school bus
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

As the summer comes to a close and that first day of school looms ever closer, use these tips on how to prepare for school in a productive way in order to ease the inner anxiety that some kids experience.

Grade school children playing on playgound merry-go-round
Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

We live in a world where we do not have to fear contracting diseases like small pox due to the protection immunizations have provided children, our most vulnerable age group, which is why we need adults to look out for their best interests

Pill bottles
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

Starting July 1, 2017, new rules governing how providers prescribe opioids to their patients will go into effect under VT Opioid Act 173. Learn about the changes you will see in your care if you are being prescribed opioids to treat pain.

Three smooth rocks stacked on a leaf with water flowing over.
Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Use these five dimensions of well-being as a guide to help you think about particular areas that are going well and others that may need some extra attention and effort.

Two mature couples out for spring hike leaning on fence
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

Colorectal cancer is a preventable, treatable disease if caught early. Here are some myths and truths about cancer and colonoscopies to encourage you to take the first step in scheduling your colonoscopy.