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.

Hands passing wood from wood pile
Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

While fall is one of our favorite times of year, it also brings plenty of chores, like raking leaves and stacking wood, that can lead to aching hands. Learn what strategies you can use to minimize the ache and maximize your enjoyment of fall.

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.

CVMC's Care Management team
Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

As we celebrate National Case Management Week, take a moment to learn about the services our care managers provide every day at CVMC – from patient education and advocacy to discharge planning, our staff is dedicated to supporting the best interests of our patients and their families.

The words "cyber security" typed above blurred screen of 0s and 1s
Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

We now live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity.

Cindy Griffith Hiking Hedgehog Brook to Appalachian Gap
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

For Cindy Griffith, hiking and being active is a critical part of her life. After she injured her knee hiking the Long Trail, she was fearful that she would never be able to return to her same level of activity, but six months post surgery, she was hiking pain free again.

Close up of feet playing soccer
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

An ankle sprain is such a common injury that many people tend to just ice and hobble along until they feel ready to get back to their favorite activities. In order to prevent this type of injury or lingering pain from becoming chronic, it is important to take an active role in your recovery.

Danielle Kent running
Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

‘This can’t be that hard, this can’t be that hard….’ Those are the words that echoed through my brain as I was running through a series of simple balance and strengthening exercises a few weeks ago with physical therapy following an ankle sprain.

Female drinking from water bottle
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

Even here in Vermont, heat-related illness can be a major issue for athletes. Consequences range from decreased performance to death. In fact, heat stroke is the third leading cause of death in athletes after cardiac disorders and cervical spine trauma.

It is important to recognize and treat heat illness before major complications arise. Equally important is learning how to prevent it from happening in the first place.

Kids swimming in lake with orange life jackets
Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 by UVMHN-CVMC

Summer is full of exciting outdoor activities for your kids. Whether you have young children or teens, learn ways to keep your kids safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun.