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Military Service took this Alice Hyde provider to New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic

Family Nurse Practitioner Derek Reynolds, MS, FNP-C has been with Alice Hyde since 1998, when he joined UVM Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center as a Licensed Practical Nurse. In his two decades at the hospital, Reynolds has also continued serving his country as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S Army Reserve; he has 33 years of armed f[...]

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How Trauma, Adversity Impact the Brain

Taking a Moment: Mindful ways to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Today I get to talk to you about how the brain is affected by adversity and trauma. Now, this is one of my most favorite topics and Ive been told by communications that I cant go into the great detail that I would love to go into this because I got to get this done quickly. Here we go. As humans, we are designed to maintain b[...]

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Handling Sticky Situations

Taking a Moment: Mindful ways to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Today I want to talk to you about a sticky situation we often find ourselves in, or at least I find myself in. One of the challenges that we have being in healthcare is that we hear all of the different ways that this crisis affects society, and we know all the different ways that society can do something about it. We know that physica[...]

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Trouble Sleeping During COVID-19? Advice From an Expert

When talk of the coronavirus first started, my 8-year-old daughter was coming downstairs 20 minutes after we had put her to bed, which was unusual for her. At first, she couldn’t explain why she was having trouble sleeping, but as COVID-19 quickly became an inescapable part of our lives, we knew this must be the cause. One night before bed[...]

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Staying Socially Connected When Social Distancing

Taking a Moment: Mindful ways to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Today, Im going to tell you about how to stay socially connected when youre socially distancing. We have been so accustomed to using touch and proximity in order to be connected to others. This is a real adjustment for some of us to be farther away from people and to not be at their houses and missing gatherings like barbecuing and oth[...]

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Feeling down? Anxious? Try this 3-minute activity during COVID-19

Stress and anxiety about COVID-19 is a natural response, but it can feel overwhelming at times. These feelings can make us feel down and lonely, especially as we socially distance. And for anyone already dealing with mental health disorders, like anxiety and depression, those symptoms can worsen. You may have already heard[...]

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Family Gatherings, Holidays and More: Tips on Celebrating Missed Milestones during COVID-19

Social distancing is so important to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, it is important to cancel gatherings and parties for important occasions and events. It can be hard to deal with the emotional response when you cancel these events as they are often related to some of life’s most exciting milestones.[...]

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Safety Tips for Household Cleaning and Medication Storage During COVID-19

Based on the empty shelves at the grocery store, it seems like everyone is stocked up on cleaning products and medications as they self-isolate at home. We want to make sure that you are keeping yourself and any children in your home safe, not only from the virus, but from potential dangerous situations. Using and Storing Bleach[...]

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Breathe In, Breathe Out: How to Deal with Stress Due to COVID-19

Nowadays, it seems as though the only thing people are talking about is the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Whether surfing social media or turning on the news we can’t seem to escape it. This topic brings up a lot of strong feelings of worry and anxiety. Especially as we all practice social distancing, we need to find new and di[...]

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Going stir-crazy? Ideas for low-risk outdoor activities

Our bodies, young or old, need to move. It’s tempting during this time of important social isolation and Stay at Home order to sit on the couch and watch a screen. It’s also important to keep our bodies active, even while remaining safely six feet apart. Under the current stay at home orders, you are allowed outside to exercise and d[...]

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