By Sara Davis, DDS. For many children, a visit to the dentist can be scary. Follow these 6 tips to help kids feel more comfortable and less afraid so they get the care they need.
By Melissa Volansky, MD, With Contributions by Meagan DeWitt, MS, LADC, LCMHC. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combines medications with specialized counseling support for treatment of opioid addiction.
By Jason Carriveau, MSN, PMHNP-BC, ATC With the high expectations for holiday gift-giving, decorating, feasting, and family gathering, you might not feel very joyful right now. In fact, the holidays can leave many people feeling sad or overwhelmed. But there are a number of healthy ways to manage through the holiday blues. Holiday stress and […]
By Kate Myerson, RDN, CD, CDCES, TCS, Lamoille Health Partners Care Coordinator Diabetes is a long-term health condition that requires self-care every day. About 34 million people in the United States have diabetes, and for them, taking care of themselves between medical appointments makes a big difference in how they feel and how their condition […]
By Kassandra Verhusen, FNP, Lamoille Health Partners Family Medicine Do you ever wonder why your care team asks you questions about your relatives and their health issues? Your doctor, nurse, or medical assistant might ask whether your parents had diabetes or if anyone in your family had high blood pressure, for example. It probably seems […]
By Melissa Volansky, MD, Lamoille Health Partners Family Medicine Pain is … painful … on many levels. It can be anything from a slightly bothersome headache to a serious and scary feeling that takes over, such as the chest pain that might signal a heart attack. It can be uncomfortable in a physical sense as […]
By Steven Soriano, DO, Pediatric Medical Director Today’s teens might be missing out on the important health benefits of exercise, including a stronger heart and better mental health. According to statistics from the American Heart Association, three out of every four teens aren’t getting the recommended one hour of physical activity each day. Experts […]
By Melissa Volansky, MD Summertime is all about picnics, parades, and fun in the sun. As you enjoy the warm days, take advantage of the leisurely pace to get caught up on your family’s regular health screenings. If you have kids, summer is a great time to make sure they are up to date […]
By Hilary Warner, MPH, RDN Understanding what’s in the foods and beverages we consume can help us make healthier decisions. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all packaged foods and beverages to have a label listing nutrition and ingredient information. However, sometimes these labels can be confusing. This article breaks down the […]
By Matthew Sadowsky, MA, LPM Even before the pandemic began, more than a quarter of American adults were experiencing depression, anxiety or another behavioral health disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The stress of the pandemic has only caused those numbers to increase. Recent reports show that more people are seeking mental […]