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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

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Sugar a Common Thread in Three of Vermont’s Most Critical Health Issues

You might not think of sugar as a risk factor for heart disease. But if you connect the dots, it’s there. “We have long understood the relationship... Continue Reading

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Do Individual Lifestyle Factors Lead to Health Disparities?

What is the relationship between individual lifestyle factors and health inequalities and inequities? If you ask health care providers, you’ll find a wide range of answers. But... Continue Reading

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Ebola Prevention in the United States: Health Care and Public Health Working Together

By Jan Carney, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Public Health at the University of Vermont None of us can turn on the news, open... Continue Reading