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Woman holding a red We Go Red banner
Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

The most common misconception about women and heart disease is that women are at less risk for heart disease than men. The reality is that heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. Learn about your risk factors and how to live a more heart healthy life.

American Heart Association Go Red for Women
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by UVMHN-CVMC

February is when the American Heart Association (AHA) goes red for women. National Wear Red day is on Friday, February 2, 2018 and the goal is to raise awareness about heart disease being the #1 killer of women. Learn how to prevent and recognize heart disease.

Women in pink holding up October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign
Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2017 by Theresa Lever, M.Ed

Recent studies on the benefits of mammograms have lead many leading organizations to change their recommendations on when to start getting screening mammograms and how often to have them. Our patient navigator provides some advice to help women decide what is best for them.

Andrea Triguba, RN holding up a ceiling tile she painted of a garden
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

Thanks to the talents of our own Andrea Triguba, RN, exam rooms in our Women's Health practice have been transformed into miniature art galleries with ceiling tiles that evoke the beauty of Vermont's wildlife and landscapes.

Baby peaking out from under blanket
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

You probably have heard about some of the benefits of breastfeeding – it’s cheaper than formula, helps mom lose weight, fewer ear infections, allergies and colds for baby. But there’s so much more, and we are learning everyday about the amazing qualities of breastmilk.

Woman pushing a stroller with sun setting
Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

Whether your little one arrived five days or five years ago, you might have noticed you’re experiencing stress incontinence. This does not have to be the new you. Learn how you can improve or prevent incontinence.

Heart disease survivors Nicole and Eve
Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by UVMHN-CVMC

A little splash of red — a shirt, scarf, hat, dress, drink — can have mighty big implications. When you Go Red for Women and wear red on Friday, Feb. 3, you join thousands nationwide raising awareness about heart disease in women, the number one killer of American females.
 

Woman holding baby up in air
Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

We always advise women who are pregnant, or thinking about becoming pregnant, to start increasing their folic acid intake. Here’s a quick guide on the essential things you need to know about folic acid.

Mother breastfeeding baby
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

Studies have shown that breast milk is the best food for your baby. It supplies superior nutrition and provides health benefits including immunity, weight gain and enhanced intellectual, psychomotor and neurological development. So how can you get breastfeeding off to a good start? Here’s the low down on making your breasts work for you.

The Big Latch On Breastfeeding Event in Monteplier, VT
Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by UVMHN-CVMC

Over 175 countries across the globe celebrate the first week in August as “World Breastfeeding Week.” Each year the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) selects a theme for the week-long international celebration, to raise awareness and encourage action supporting breastfeeding mothers.