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University of Vermont Medical Center cardiologists performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

A less invasive cardiac care procedure is allowing patients with a structural heart abnormality called aortic valve stenosis to avoid open-heart surgery, decreasing their hospital stay to just 24 to 48 hours.

Woman talking to her aging father
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

As a caregiver, the prospect of helping someone with a heart condition may feel overwhelming. Here are some tips to make this important role easier for you and the cardiac patient in your care.

Female hands holding a cup of tea
Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Feeling cruddy with the flu or maybe a bad cold? Sarah Spengler, RN, offers practical advice about home remedies that can help you feel like you again.

UVM Medical Center volunteers in Rwanda
Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Last year, Frankie was a 14-year-old Rwandan with a million-dollar smile and a death sentence due to rheumatic heart disease. But the teen’s life changed when he crossed paths with volunteers from the medical nonprofit Team Heart, including Bruce Leavitt, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon at University of Vermont Medical Center.

Woman in bed sick with face partially covered by blanket
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

With flu season under way in Vermont, learn how to best take care of yourself or a loved one with flu. Most people with flu can manage the illness at home without medical care.

Graphic of megaphone shouting words flu is here
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Influenza has arrived in our region and is considered to be widespread at this time.Learn which flu strains we are seeing and how you can still protect yourself and your family.

Woman staring out window at snow covered landscape
Posted on Friday, January 17, 2020 by UVMHN-CVMC

Many people find themselves feeling down, low energy, more stressed, tired, dreading winter, and longing for the daylight of springtime. Learn tips to get you through the short days of winter.

Happy New Year
Posted on Monday, December 30, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

The New Year is upon us! To make sure you and your loved ones and friends transition smoothly into 2020, be sure to follow these safety tips.

Graphic showing 6 feet flu germs can spread from person to person
Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

This flu season is just beginning in our region. It’s annoying. It’s inconvenient. And it should be taken seriously. Get 12 useful facts to help put the flu in perspective.

Two glasses of white wine and wine bottle on table in front of christmas tree
Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019 by UVMHN-CVMC

Have you ever poured punch at a holiday party and wondered “How many drinks are in this?” Many people are surprised to learn what counts as a drink. Find tips for staying within your limits and drinking safely this holiday season.