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Prevent the Flu: It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

By Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Public Health, Professor of Medicine, UVM College of Medicine Influenza (the flu) is a contagious viral disease and... Continue Reading

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Save Our Children from Sitting Disease

By Al Scotton Today’s children are more sedentary – and more overweight – than ever. Nearly all (98.5 percent) youth between the ages of 12 to 15... Continue Reading

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5 Preventative Health Measures Succeeding in Vermont

Vermont consistently ranks as one of the healthiest states in the country. In part, state health officials say, that’s because of social determinants such as a high... Continue Reading

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Worried about Ebola? Here are 6 More Pressing Health Issues in Vermont

When you hear public health news these days, chances are the focus will be on Ebola. That’s understandable, given the high death rate, the rapid spread of... Continue Reading

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Vermont EMS Personnel Train and Coordinate Ebola Response Plan

First responders and EMTs from South Hero to Charlotte to Vergennes are taking the necessary steps to prepare for Ebola. As Gov. Peter Shumlin announced last week... Continue Reading