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All About Sunscreen

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The first lines of defense are avoidance of UV radiation, finding shade, and using sun protective clothing. Whatever skin is exposed after these measures should get sunscreen. Why do I need sunscreen? Ultraviolet (UV) rays corrupt and mutate DNA in skin cells. In addition, the sun’s radiation impairs the ability of cells to repair DNA. This adds up over a lifetime a [...]

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For Amanda, it's knowing family is everything.

See how Amanda Hosler helped Christina Wiesemann get home to her family after a traumatic car crash.

May 14, 2019, ended for Amanda Hosler like any other workday at University of Vermont Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center. Hosler, Alice Hyde’s Director of Health Information Services (HIS) and Corporate Compliance Officer and her husband, Robert,a Lead Plant Systems Operator at the hospital, were dr[...]

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Pro tips to avoid the flu

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

With Meredith King, RN, BSN and infection prevention coordinator at University of Vermont Health Network Elizabethtown Community Hospital Health care workers are on the front lines during flu season. But we don’t follow any secret formula to avoid getting sick. In fact, our go-to ways of avoidi[...]

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12 Flu Facts: How Flu Matters to You

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

This flu season is just beginning in our region. It&rsquo;s annoying. It&rsquo;s inconvenient. And it should be taken seriously. This contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses can make you feel miserable, keep you from work and holiday gatherings or, worse, send you to the hospital. <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/b[...]

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What to Know About the Flu if Your Immunity is Compromised

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

Another flu season is right around the corner. A seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect against it and any potentially serious complications. Immunity can take up to two weeks to develop after getting the vaccine, so getting your flu shot and helping to protect your friends, family and loved ones from seasonal influenza is eve[...]

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What to Know About the Flu if You Have Asthma

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

Another flu season is right around the corner. A seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect against it and any potentially serious complications. Immunity can take up to two weeks to develop after getting the vaccine, so getting your flu shot and helping to protect your friends, family and loved ones from seasonal influenza is eve[...]

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Why You and Your Family Need to Get the Flu Shot

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that is easily spread and can result in severe illness, hospitalization or even death. If you are still not convinced, consider these facts. Is the flu really that bad? Flu kills. A total of143 pediatric deathswere reported to CDC dur[...]

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Pregnant or a New Mom? The Flu Matters

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

With Brianne Jeror, NP, University of Vermont Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center, Primary Care Another flu season is right around the corner. A seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect against it and any potentially serious complications. Immunity can take up to two weeks to develop after[...]

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What to Know About the Flu if You Have Heart Disease or Have Had a Stroke

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

With Brianne Jeror, NP, University of Vermont Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center, Primary Care Another flu season is right around the corner. A seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect against it and any potentially serious complications. Immunity can take up to two weeks to develop after[...]

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5 Most Common Myths about the Flu

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

With the health care experts from Central Vermont Medical Center, University of Vermont Health Network Every flu season, people decide not to get the flu shot for reasons based on misconceptions about flu and flu vaccines. To help you make an informed decision, we put five of the most common myths under the[...]

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