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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

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

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

Why a Registered Professional Nurse Should Earn a Bachelor’s Degree

As a registered nurse or an aspiring RN, you might wonder whether you should pursue a bachelor of science in nursing (BS). Why pursue a BS in... Continue Reading

The Importance of Cultural Diversity in Health Care

As America undergoes health care reform, it’s important to consider what “universal access” means in a country undergoing significant demographic change. For health care experts like Patricia... Continue Reading