Lamoille Health Partners News & Blog

Follow These 7 Tips For Diabetes Self-Care

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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 […]

Why Does My Doctor Ask Questions About My Family?

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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 […]

5 Tips for Getting Your Teen Active and Healthy

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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 […]

How to Read a Food Label

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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 […]

What Is It Like to Go to Therapy?

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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 […]

When Does My Child Need a Wellness Visit?

By Steven Soriano DO, Lamoille Health Partners Medical Director, Pediatrics   Most new parents are familiar with the need to schedule pediatric checkups for their infants. They usually want a little reassurance that the baby is healthy and developing normally. But did you know it’s also crucial to continue to see your child’s medical provider […]