hidden COVID-19: The Impact on Communities of Color

COVID-19: The Impact on Communities of Color

Updated May 29, 2020 Long before the coronavirus impacted how we live, work, and play, systemic challenges contributed to disparities that impede some people from living long, healthy lives. Your ZIP code should not determine how long you live, but it does. Social factors, which are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources,

hidden Watch: Keep Your Heart and Brain Healthy During COVID-19

Watch: Keep Your Heart and Brain Healthy During COVID-19

COVID-19 is prompting widespread questions and concerns about the heightened risk for those with history of heart disease, stroke, blood clots (venous thrombosis), or those with the risk factors of these diseases. The American Heart Association presented a free webinar with guest speakers Mary Cushman, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine at University of Vermont (UVM) Larner

hidden Free Webinar: Keep Your Heart and Brain Healthy During COVID-19

Free Webinar: Keep Your Heart and Brain Healthy During COVID-19

COVID-19 is prompting widespread questions and concerns about the heightened risk for those with history of heart disease, stroke, blood clots (venous thrombosis), or those with the risk factors of these diseases. The American Heart Association is presenting a free webinar with guest speakers Mary Cushman, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine at University of Vermont

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