Category Archives: Health

Top 10 Characteristics of Successful Medical Students

Your short-term goal might be to get accepted into medical school, but it’s worth knowing which personal traits will help you succeed as a medical student.

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Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching Lecturer Susan Whitman Receives Online Teaching Award

University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences Lecturer Susan Whitman was selected as the 2021 recipient of the Prelock Online Teaching Award for her course “Intro into Integrative Health” (HLTH101). Whitman is a Physician Assistant and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She teaches and mentors health coaching students at Duke Integrative […]

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End-of-Life Books to Help People of All Ages Process Death

Death is hard. Though it’s a natural process we will all go through eventually, it can be difficult to know what to do or say when a loved one dies, especially when children have questions about death. On top of that, it can be hard to cope with our own mortality. The end-of-life books below […]

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The Journey of One Post-Bacc Pre-Vet Student from Music to Medicine

Sarah Eaton took what she calls a “round about” way to get to a career in medicine. She grew up playing the violin and focused on a musical undergraduate education including time at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve conservatory in Switzerland. But somewhere in between practicing and violin performances, she felt compelled to […]

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UVM Cannabis Programs to Shed Light on Psilocybin

Students in the Cannabis Science and Medicine and Cannabis Plant Biology online certificate programs at UVM will learn about the compounds from mushrooms, the acute and chronic effects of psilocybin, factors that influence psilocybin pharmacology, and more. Psilocybin, the active ingredient found in mushrooms, is a Schedule 1 drug designated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement […]

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UVM Announces 2021 Public Health Award Winners for Academic Excellence, Service, and Achievement

Stephanie Stead, Heidi Westermann, and Mariana Wingood are the UVM Master of Public Health award recipients for 2021. Stead received the Academic Excellence Award, Westermann the Linda Dorey Service to Public Health Award, and Wingood the Achievement in Public Health Practice Award. UVM Master of Public Health (MPH) faculty nominated the annual public health award […]

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Home Funerals and Green Burials Empower Individuals at End of Life

As a leader in the funeral reform movement, an end-of-life doula, and a hospice volunteer for nearly 40 years, Lee Webster has long been an advocate for home funerals. But it wasn’t until her own mother died that Webster was able to fully appreciate the value of a funeral at home. “It’s actually less complicated. […]

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When it Comes to Cannabis Extraction, Starting at the End is Key to Success

John MacKay, Ph.D. says there’s an assumption out there that cannabis grows and some vague magical thing happens to the plant. Somehow—voila—the cannabis oil-based product is ready to be plucked from the store shelf. “Somewhere along the way, you have people who know how to grow cannabis and people who know how to sell it,” […]

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Changing Careers: The Path from Sommelier to Public Health

Public health as a career option has been thrust into limelight over the last year and half because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. But for many people, like recent UVM Master of Public Health alumni, Emily Belanger, making the transition to a position in public health seemed like a leap. Today, after successfully completing her master’s […]

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New Occupational Therapy Degree Fills Need for Career Changers

A toddler struggling with fine motor skills proudly threads beads onto a string.  After a stroke and trouble with movement, a pianist joyfully plays their favorite piece again. A bicyclist kept from riding due to pain and emotional trauma from a car crash feels ready to pedal again.  Imagine witnessing these transformative events and being the person […]

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