Compared with young, healthy adults, older individuals are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu because our immune systems become weaker as we age.
In this interview with Dr. Kathy Mariani, Medical Director at Family Medicine South Burlington at the UVM Medical Center, learn about what happens when you get the flu and how to reduce your chances of getting it.
Middlebury-The UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center has recently acquired the new Philips Ingenia 1.5 Tesla MRI system, the first digital broadband MR scanner. According to Michelle Aines, Radiology Director at Porter, the new unit features faster scans, excellent image resolution, and a more open patient-centered experience. “Our new MR unit can scan patients of varying […]
An anonymous donation of more than $1.1 million will be divided between the UVM Health Network-Porter Medical Center and the UVM Foundation as the result of a collaborative proposal to an Addison County supporter of both entities. The donation will provide $575,000 for a new air handling system at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing, as well […]
Middlebury—Dr. Diana Barnard, a palliative care physician and long-time member of the Addison County medical community who works at both Porter Medical Center and the UVM Medical Center, has been awarded the UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice Madison-Deane Award for Excellence in End-of-Life Care. This annual award is given by the Madison-Deane Education […]
MIDDLEBURY—UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center has announced the appointment of Dr. Anna Benvenuto as its new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Benvenuto will replace Dr. Carrie Wulfman who announced her resignation from this post in order to focus on her work as a primary care physician in Brandon and as Porter’s Regional Physician Leader for […]
MIDDLEBURY—Dr. Melissa L. Clark will join the team at Porter Ear, Nose & Throat in June and will be offering expanded audiology services to patients of all ages, including a full range of diagnostic hearing tests and hearing aids, in the Middlebury office. Dr. Clark is originally from Ohio and received her Bachelor of Science […]
Does your child have a cough? This time of year, chances are the answer to that question is “Yes!” Coughs can be a major pain: they make kids uncomfortable, disrupt sleep for everyone at home and are one of the most common reasons that parents take the time to bring their kids to the doctor’s office.
Bug bites can be a real pain! While most mosquito, fly, and tick bites cause only mild irritation, they can also cause more serious reactions and, rarely, lead to diseases such as Lyme disease.
The best way to deal with a tick bite….is to not get one in the first place! Here are some tips for preventing tick bites.
In a self-management program, you can develop strategies to manage your life. Each program is evidence-based and facilitated by trained leaders. These workshops address a range of conditions and topics, including Diabetes and Diabetes Prevention, Chronic Pain, Tobacco Cessation, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, and any type of Chronic Disease. Workshops are offered on days and […]
Free Tobacco Cessation Program to begin Wednesday, May 22nd, at Primary Care – Brandon. Learn how to make practical lifestyle changes with the support of a trained facilitator and a small group of other people looking to make a change too. Nicotine Replacement Therapy available at no cost. This workshop is open to everyone in […]