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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 our nurses, it’s knowing compassionate care doesn’t stop at the bedside.

Karen Rockhill of Malone didn't know what to expect when her grandmother entered end-of-life care.

Karen Rockhill of Malone always knew that someday she would have to say goodbye to her grandmother, Joyce Silveri of Westville. But last year, when Joyce&rsquo;s lung disease forced her into the hospital, Karen still wasn&rsquo;t sure how she would cope with her grandmother&rsquo;s passing. A long-time smoker who suffered from chronic[...]

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Flu: Adults 65+ at Greatest Risk for Serious Complications

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 devel[...]

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What is the Flu and What Can be Done to Prevent It

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

With Kathy Mariani, MD, University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group UVM Medical Center Family Medicine, South Burlington Influenza, or the flu, is a viral infection that affects 5 percent to 20 percent of the US population every year. That&rsquo;s up to 60 million people. With this many people affecte[...]

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For Sherri, it’s knowing that patient care happens everywhere.

Gary Jock of Malone wasn’t sure if he could overcome medical debt and the loss of his job.

In May of 2017, Gary Jock of Malone, was feeling as though his life had gone unexpectedly off track. Jock, in his 50s, had recently been laid off from his job, lost his health insurance coverage and, to make matters worse, needed surgery to help repair a broken wrist. By that August Jock found himself facing a daunting series[...]

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The Danger of Heatstroke

The Danger of Heatstroke The temperature inside your vehicle can rise almost 20&ordm; F in just 10 minutes. Within an hour, it can be more than 40&ordm; higher than the outside temperature. Along with the vehicle temperature rising, body temperature rises and can quickly reach dangerous levels. Little bodies heat up[...]

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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&rsquo;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 &mdash; 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&rsquo;s Karen Mahoney Scholarship on an Alice Hyde employee, and welcoming &ldquo;The Bread Man&rdquo; Chet Fery for[...]

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9 Ways to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

When it comes to stroke, there are many risk factors that are beyond your control, including: &bull; Being over age 55; &bull; Being a female (each year, women have more strokes than men, and stroke kills more women than men. Use of birth control pills, pregnancy, history of preeclampsia/eclampsia o[...]

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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&rsquo;s Teddy Bear Clinic &mdash; an event that has, for decades, brought young students and their teachers to the hospital, where they le[...]

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