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Advice from an Infectious Disease Physician on COVID-19: Act Like You Have It

By: Wouter Rietsema, MD - CVPH VP of Population Health & Information Services, Infectious Disease Specialist

As an Infectious Disease Physician and Hospital Administrator, over the past several weeks I have been touting the many ways people can help protect themselves from COVID-19 hand-washing, avoid touching your face, social distancing. And then it hit me. A better way to look at stopping the spread of the virus is to act like yo[...]

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Everyone Plays a Part in Keeping Health System Strong

I was on the phone recently with my 28 year-old daughter who lives in the Boston area. I asked her what she was feeling down there related to novel coronavirus or COVID-19. She said she thought that it seemed like people were going “over the top” with responses. They had just closed the schools in her town after a single confir[...]

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For Emily, it's helping to give newborns a warm welcome.

See how Emily Campbell carries on her grandmother's legacy and supports our Family Maternity Center.

Emily Campbell shares more than just a first name with her grandmother, Emily Tsoleas. Only one Tsoleas grew up in poverty-stricken Greece. But what she learned during those lean years has persevered and lives on at Alice Hyde Medical Center, through the busy hands and sturdy knitting needles of her granddaughter.[...]

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Flu Season Has Arrived!

An article from the UVM Health Network 2020 Flu Education series

With Cindy Dion Noyes, MD, University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group UVM Medical Center Infectious Disease Influenza has arrived in our region and is considered to be widespread at this time. This means that at least half of the regions in the state of VT and NY are reporting laboratory confirmed influenza (usu[...]

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Tips and Tricks to Keep You Tick-Free This Summer

Tips and Tricks to Help Keep You Tick-Free This Summer The North Country’s summer months include beautiful weather, plenty of outdoor activities, and the need to stay vigilant and take extra precautions to prevent tick bites and avoid tick-borne diseases. What are Ticks and Where Do T[...]

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Flag raising honors organ donor's life-saving act

Meghan Smith, 29, saved four lives as an organ donor

A young mother and Malone native who died in January and ultimately saved the lives of four others through organ donation was remembered Saturday as a loving parent and selfless caregiver at a memorial event at the University of Vermont Health Network — Alice Hyde Medical Center. Family members of Meghan Smith, 29, of Saranac Lak[...]

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Annual Auxiliary luncheon highlights service, kindness

Members of the University of Vermont Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center Auxiliary celebrated their annual spring luncheon on Tuesday, honoring a trio of board members for their exemplary service, bestowing the group’s Karen Mahoney Scholarship on an Alice Hyde employee, and welcoming “The Bread Man” Chet Fery for[...]

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Alice Hyde's Teddy Bear Clinic delights, teaches

Hundreds of children from Malone-area schools visited the University of Vermont Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center this week, with stuffed animals in tow. Their destination: Alice Hyde’s Teddy Bear Clinic — an event that has, for decades, brought young students and their teachers to the hospital, where they le[...]

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Mr. Yuk is Tricky

Pharmacist Kurt Trautmann's classic magic show delights Malone's children

On a Wednesday morning in early May, there’s magic happening at UVM Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone. The cacophony of delight is created by Pharmacist Kurt Trautmann, who is putting on his classic Mr. Yuk Magic show for an audience of about 100 preschool-age children from schools around Malone — t[...]

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Volunteer Week Profiles: Addie Taro

Adeline Taro of Malone has volunteerism in her DNA. At 85 years old, Taro has been greeting employees and visitors at Alice Hyde Medical Center for nearly four decades. Her roots with the hospital run so deep that she remembers serving employees food at the hospital’s first floor snack bar in the 1980s. Back then Taro,[...]

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