hidden Vermont Cardiac Kids Gather for Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Vermont Cardiac Kids Gather for Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

This week, February 7-14, is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. A congenital heart defect (CHD) is a structural problem with the heart that’s present at birth. Such defects result when a mishap occurs during heart development soon after conception – often before the mother is aware that she is pregnant. About 40,000 infants are affected

hidden Creating A Healthier Vermont in the New Year

Creating A Healthier Vermont in the New Year

It’s that time of year again, the time for New Year’s resolutions. Goals are set to eat healthier and go to the gym, and January is spent passionately trying to achieve these goals. But as the year goes by and the excitement fades, the gym is suddenly less crowded and resolutions disappear. This year, don’t

hidden Vermont Needs to Make Menthol Cigarettes a Priority

Vermont Needs to Make Menthol Cigarettes a Priority

Noting exponential growth of e-cigarette use by youth, the American Heart Association today commended legislative leaders for making flavored e-cigarettes a priority, but menthol cigarettes must also be included in the effort. At a morning press conference, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe released their priorities for the session which

hidden Tips for Staying Safe During Vermont Winters

Tips for Staying Safe During Vermont Winters

Snow can be a nuisance. It can mean waking up early to dig out your car, a stressful commute to work, and can leave you with a chill all day. But snow can also be dangerous for your health. Many people aren’t conditioned to the physical stress of vigorous outdoor activities, like lifting a heavy

hidden Vermont Lawmakers Need to Take Action on Tobacco Flavors

Vermont Lawmakers Need to Take Action on Tobacco Flavors

With more than 1 in 4 high schoolers now using e-cigarettes, Vermont lawmakers need to take action to address the youth e-cigarettes crisis. The tobacco industry’s biggest marketing weapon is flavors, including menthol. 80% of teens who have ever used tobacco started with a flavored product. It’s not just e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes are also a

hidden Dr. Beth Bouchard to Chair Vermont Go Red for Women Luncheon

Dr. Beth Bouchard to Chair Vermont Go Red for Women Luncheon

Dr. Beth Bouchard has signed on to be the Chairwoman of the 2020 Vermont Go Red for Women Luncheon on March 19 at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT. Dr. Bouchard is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Cardiovascular disease kills one woman

hidden VT Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor Grateful for CPR Education

VT Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor Grateful for CPR Education

Guest Blogger, Michelle Johnston. When the holidays near, we are reminded to be grateful during this giving season. It is the season of giving gifts, of giving time, of giving good will…and most importantly, of giving thanks. At age 38, I became a sudden cardiac death survivor. When my heart stopped my husband, Andy, began

hidden Group tackles health disparities in northeastern states

Group tackles health disparities in northeastern states

A consortium that coordinates the efforts of local and regional cardiovascular disease prevention programs helped states achieve major goals for eliminating health disparities, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 in Philadelphia. Researchers implemented the Northeast Health Equity Consortium in eight states (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts,