Rosemary Stockinger sees a dermatologist to treat the red blotches on her face. "It's very embarrassing if you are going on an interview or you are going out on a date. You are just very self consciousMore >> The Food and Drug administration recently approved a gel to treat the embarrassing facial redness caused by Rosecea.More >> It's sweet and it's flavor says Vermont. And some researchers say maple syrup could pack some health benefits, from antioxidants to the mineral manganese. The Washington Post touted grade B maple syrupMore >> Sometimes you just need something sweet. But is there a healthy sweetener? We asked a clinical nutritionist.More >> Twins Max and Tyler Jacobowitz are the result of fertility treatments. Their mom, Jaycie, didn't ovulate regularly, so her doctor recommended the ovulation-inducing drug, Clomid, despite the risk of multiples. "WeMore >> New government estimates show just how big a role fertility treatments are playing on the frequency of multiple births in the United States.More >> It's a busy Tuesday at West Lebanon's 12A plazas as shoppers look for deals. But now, in addition to buying gifts, they can get a checkup at the same time. "Ear infections, sinus infection, sore throats,More >> There's a new place to treat common health care issues in the Upper Valley. It's not a doctor's office, but rather the local pharmacy. Adam Sullivan explains.More >> Barry Murphy is fighting colorectal cancer and regrets waiting to see a doctor for a screening. "By the time they did discover it, it had actually spread from my bowel to my lymph nodes and there wereMore >> Researchers in Europe say a new blood test could detect colorectal cancer and prevent thousands of deaths every year.More >> Exercise is important to Zack Johnston and his father, Mark. Between gym class, football and basketball practice, 14-year-old Zack gets plenty of exercise. But new research finds millions of children areMore >> New research shows today's children aren't as fit as their parents.More >> Allison Adams says she had to leave her job as a school teacher after she had a severe seizure in front of her students. When we first met Adams nine months ago, she was testing an epilepsy device calledMore >> A new device for people with epilepsy now has the approval of the Food and Drug Administration.More >> Panting exercises in this yoga class are taken to a whole new level -- It's Doga -- a yoga class for dog lovers and their best friend. Instructor Mahny Djahanguiri says the mix of massage, poses and chantingMore >> There's new meaning to the term "downward dog." More and more yoga lovers are sharing their mats with their pets.More >> Trauma happens unexpectedly. A car accident, a shooting, a serious fall-- it's the third leading cause of death in the United States. And uncontrollable bleeding is often the culprit. "It's about 20 percentMore >> It's a mystery in modern medicine: why do some trauma patients die of uncontrollable bleeding? It's called coagulopathy and researchers at the University of Vermont have secured a $23.8 million grant to try to find out why.More >> Christine Pampeno found out she had a large aneurysm in her brain after she took a bad fall. "I was very surprised when my doctor told me not only did I break my shoulder, but they saw some abnormal imageMore >> If a brain aneurysm ruptures it can be deadly or leave a person with permanent neurological problems. Now, doctors in New York are testing a new surgical device that can be used on aneurysms that are difficult to reach.More >> Sarah Cutler's favorite time of year-- autumn-- just ended and now she's having to cope with the loss of daylight. "When it gets dark out at 4 o'clock and I'm in class or at work all day inside, I don'tMore >> Seem like the days are getting shorter? That's because the amount of daylight we get is reduced this time of year. And it makes some people sad because of Seasonal Affective Disorder.More >> Last week the nation's top heart organizations released new guidelines on who should get cholesterol lowering drugs -- and a new online calculator.Now doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital are raisingMore >> Some experts are questioning new guidelines for cholesterol lowering drugs. They say the recommendations would mean many more Americans would be prescribed the drugs known as statins.More >> Recently divorced and turning 50, Nicolee Hiltz is getting Botox for the first time. "I'm just feeling like I need to feel refreshed," she said. Hiltz is getting the cosmetic treatment to diminish wrinklesMore >> The FDA recently approved the use of Botox to treat crow's-feet. It's something doctors have been doing off-label for years. They hope the government's stamp of approval will encourage more people to get the work done.More >> Doctors are calling it a crisis in modern medicine. They say thousands are now dying each year in the United States because the bacteria causing their illnesses are resistant to all available antibiotics.More >> Medical experts now say that antibiotic resistance has become one of the pre-eminent public health concerns of the 21st century and people are dying because of it.More >> Charlie Batch experienced concussions when he was a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's preparing for life after football and wants a long-term game plan for his health. "Concussions are alwaysMore >> With sports-related concussions such a big concern, the NFL Players Association is announcing a big step to assist former football players.More >> Joyce Enright, 64, has been taking cholesterol lowering drugs for seven years. "I just couldn't get it under control myself," she said. "It was time." Doctors used to rely on a specific cholesterol levelMore >> New guidelines could put many more people on cholesterol lowering drugs. Doctors say it's critical to prevent heart attacks and strokes.More >> Twenty-five year-old Melinda Williams thought she'd have to quit her daily workouts when she found out she was pregnant. "My doctor told me that, in fact, I was highly already physical and already in theMore >> Researchers in Canada have discovered that expectant moms can give their babies a boost in life just by keeping fit while pregnant.More >> You can find them in fried and processed foods, and while many companies and restaurants have been phasing out trans fats, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to completely cut them out of theMore >> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking trans fats entirely out of our food supply. Government officials say the heart clogging fats are not safe.More >> Tania Ross conceived 6-year-old Isabella and 3-year-old Sophia through in vitro fertilization. "I'm grateful to medical science for it -- I wouldn't have been a mom," she said.She is relieved a new studyMore >> A new British study finds children born through in vitro fertilization are not at an increased risk of cancer in childhood.More >> More than 20 million Americans ages 50 to 75 have not had any screening for colorectal cancer -- that's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New figures also show one in three adultsMore >> Millions of Americans could be putting themselves at risk for colorectal cancer. A new government report shows they are not getting the recommended screenings that can catch those cancers earlier.More >> When Sebastian Barrett came into the world two months early, he wasn't breathing. Parents Gemma and Craig say they almost lost him in delivery because of pre-eclampsia, a severe type of high blood pressure. "TheMore >> Researchers in Britain say they have discovered the world's first test to accurately diagnose a complication during pregnancy that can be life-threatening.More >> Trey Fearn, 15, struggled for months after suffering two concussions playing football and basketball. "I'd get nauseous, I'd get headaches, I'd think and I'd try to sit down and focus but I just couldn'tMore >> A national panel of experts is calling for action after taking a closer look at concussions in young athletes.More >> The same doctors we turn to when it comes to keeping our babies healthy now say an unhealthy habit could be leading our children into dangerous territory. For the first time in a decade: The American AcademyMore >> For the first time in a decade: The American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its guidelines regarding young people and the use of mediaMore >> Tanya Boyd is about to have a procedure to treat a potentially deadly bacterial infection. "When you have this you constantly have to go to the bathroom. So you're afraid to go out to the movies, to theMore >> Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from a bacterial infection in their intestines that could be life-threatening. And many patients are resorting to an unusual and controversial treatment.More >> For 20 seasons, Brett Favre stared down some of the biggest, meanest players in the NFL, and won. Now retired, Favre says something else has him scared."I don't remember my daughter playing soccer --More >> One of the most successful quarterbacks ever to play in the NFL says he suffers from memory loss and believes it may be the result of concussions.
There are no mammograms, colonoscopies or PSA tests to help screen for pancreatic cancer. So by the time symptoms appear, it's usually too late. The cancer has advanced to a stage that is not curable. "TheMore >> There's yet another important reason for maintaining a healthy body weight-- a new study shows obesity may shorten survival rates for those with pancreatic cancer.More >> People with higher blood sugar levels may be more likely to have memory problems. That's according to a new study of older adults who did not have diabetes. German researchers found those with high bloodMore >> New research suggests sugar is bad for your brain.More >> Biologist Jodi Holeman is working to eradicate a potentially lethal mosquito that's recently swarmed her community in Clovis, Calif. She's collected more mosquito eggs than she can count. "As many as 192More >> A potentially deadly mosquito has made its way to central California. The invasive species is now in more than a dozen states and the health risks are extremely troubling.More >> Studies have shown that spanking can lead to behavior problems. now researchers find it may also hurt a child's cognitive development."We found that children who were spanked by fathers at high levelsMore >> A new study shows spanking your kid can be more damaging than previously thought.
Spencer Kavanagh suffered a severe allergic reaction in kindergarten. Now, he carries his EpiPen on him at all times. "I have two of them," he said. "Because if I like, if I used one and then I do it,More >> Sixteen states passed legislation this year making epinephrine available in school in case a child has a severe allergic reaction. That brings the total number of states able to stock EpiPens to 27. But advocates say more needs to be done.More >> Doctors at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington have been offering stem cell therapy for patients with myeloma, lymphomas and some types of leukemia since 1995. It's a life-saving procedure when patientsMore >> The Vermont Cancer Center's stem cell transplant program at Fletcher Allen Health Care recently received a key international accreditation. It could mean that more patients can now be treated closer to home.More >> Roberta Sand, 67, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer four years ago. After multiple surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy, doctors told her she was not responding to treatment. "My doctor told me I had aMore >> Ovarian cancer is one of the hardest types of cancer to diagnose and treat. Now, doctors are experimenting with a new therapy to help patients who are running out of options.More >> Taniqua Russell, 35, has seen the graphic ads on television showing the effects of smoking, with spots featuring former smokers. The commercials, which ran last year and earlier this year, are part ofMore >> Government health officials say graphic ads about the effects of smoking are turning tens of thousands of smokers away from cigarettes.More >> It's after 10, and 7 year old Tyler Flores is still awake. "I am not tired and I never will be," Flores said.Tyler's mom, Sofia Flores, says they've pushed his bedtime to 9:30, but even then he still doesn'tMore >> A new study finds bad sleep habits could cause bad behavior in young children.More >> Taking each workout in stride and paying attention to her body is what Nichole Naranjo, 34, says she had to learn the hard way. "I went to the doctor and he said it looks like I have a torn labrum," sheMore >> Fall is a popular season for marathons and other running events. That means injuries are common. Tips on how to prevent and treat those running injuries most likely to occur this time of year.More >> It's no secret that exercise has health benefits. It helps people fend off a host of chronic diseases, and doctors say it can even reduce a person's risk of developing cancer. Now, a large-scale study fromMore >> An American Cancer Society study adds to growing evidence that even moderate exercise can lower a women's risk of developing breast cancer. In this study, the benefit did not discriminate based on weight, age or other factors.More >> Jo Cummings, 36, is hearing the heartbeat of her first child after struggling to get pregnant for three and a half years. "As you get older, you just feel that time is running out," she said. "There'sMore >> Researchers in Britain and Brazil say a new twist on an old fertility treatment could dramatically improve a woman's chance of getting pregnant through IVF.More >> Snowboarder Kevin Pearce is speaking at a brain injury conference in South Burlington.More >> Snowboarder Kevin Pearce is speaking at a brain injury conference in South Burlington.More >> Chelsea Smith is watching what she eats after her doctor told her she needed to change her unhealthy behaviors. "I mean it's something that you know deep down. I need to eat better, I need to lose weightMore >> The American Heart Association wants doctors to start tackling tough conversations with patients about their unhealthy lifestyles.More >> A big turnout Friday for the 16th annual Breast Cancer Conference in South Burlington. The gathering draws hundreds of cancer survivors, caregivers, medical professionals and the general public. This yearMore >> A big turnout Friday for the 16th annual Breast Cancer Conference in South Burlington.More >> Thousands of Americans are feeling the effects of the conflicts on Capitol Hill, but for some, the government shutdown could kill them-- literally. Patients-- many with little hope left and looking toMore >> Potentially life-saving care is on hold for some patients across the country as the government shutdown continues. Here in Vermont, doctors say experimental therapies already underway will continue-- at least for now.More >> At just 46, Lisa Uribe struggles with her memory. Her problems started after a long stay in intensive care after developing sepsis. "I just have a tremendous problem multitasking," she said. "The confusion,More >> A new study shows many intensive care patients who survive a life-threatening illness may leave the hospital with cognitive problems similar to Alzheimer's disease.More >> On Sept. 24, Alexander Rohde celebrated his first birthday. Today, Alex is in the children's intensive care unit at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, as doctors work to save his life. His family says Alex gotMore >> A Minnesota child is fighting for his life after swallowing an item many people have in their laundry rooms-- a detergent pod.More >> Gisselle Avalos is making sure her 1-year-old son is protected against whooping cough after California's outbreak three years ago."It wasn't really a question for me, it was more like he has to get it,"More >> More than a dozen states are seeing another surge in whooping cough cases this year. The deadly epidemic that swept the country in 2010 was the worst outbreak in more than 60 years. A new study finds a link between the outbreak and unvaccinated children.More >> Biologist Helen Dooley isn't afraid to dive with sharks. The Scottish researcher says the toothy predators are misunderstood. "They seem to get bad press," she said. "But they really, really seem to beMore >> Scientists in Scotland say a type of antibody found in the blood of sharks could help fight breast cancer.More >> Vermont's first hybrid operating room is up and running at the state's largest hospital. And for many patients that can mean one stop shopping: two different procedures can be done during one visit toMore >> Vermont's first hybrid operating room is up and running at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. And for many patients that can mean one stop shopping: two different procedures can be done during one visit to the OR.More >> New research is casting doubt on whether foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and nuts, can preserve your memory as you age. "I try to eat as much fish as I can," said Barbara Jean Ence, aMore >> Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are supposed to have many health benefits, especially for your heart and brain. But a new study suggests they may not help your memory as you age.More >> Joy Taylor is about to have a lumpectomy. Her doctor is using a new FDA-approved device that helps breast cancer patients avoid additional surgery. "The process of this is frightening enough; the lastMore >> Almost 300,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed each year with breast cancer. Many choose a lumpectomy, which removes the cancerous tissue. Now, a new tool in the operating room may save women from follow-up surgery.More >> Children at the Bright Horizons Preschool in Manhattan go down for a nap every afternoon.A new study shows napping can help improve learning. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst testedMore >> Most caregivers know that nap-time -- usually means a less cranky kid -- later in the day. But a new study shows another benefit.More >> Claire Guest was letting her dogs out when Daisy started jumping and bumping her head at Claire's chest. "Daisy drew my attention to a lump, slightly painful lump, almost like a bruised feeling, by nudgingMore >> Dogs are playing an increasing role in detecting one of the world's deadliest diseases. A British researcher says her cancer-sniffing canine saved her life.More >> Concussions and their consequences-- from a hard hit in football, a check on the ice, or even a soccer ball to the head-- are now front and center across the country. New research showing potentially devastatingMore >> Researchers at UVM's College of Medicine are trying to unlock some of the mystery behind concussions. They hope to discover methods for predicting which patients will suffer long-term impacts, and which will not.More >> Researchers at Duke Medicine have developed a test that could drastically cut down on the over-prescription of antibiotics. Using a blood sample, they can tell whether a person's respiratory illness isMore >> A new blood test may one day be able to tell whether an infection is bacterial or viral. It's important because it may help cut down on the over-prescription of antibiotics which has led to bacteria-resistant super bugs.More >> Frank Filacchione isn't taking any chances. He went to St. Mary's Hospital in Queens to make sure his 1-month-old's car seat is properly installed. But not all parents are as careful. Child advocacy groupMore >> Car accidents are a leading cause of death among children. More parents are buckling up their kids, compared to 25 years ago. But the problem is they're not doing it all the time.More >> When Paloma Garcia was diagnosed with breast cancer at 25, she made the tough decision to have surgery to remove both breasts, even though the cancer was only in one."When I decided to do the double mastectomy,More >> A new study finds an increasing number of young breast cancer patients are taking radical steps to try to keep the disease away, but are their mastectomies misguided?More >> Simon Wilkerson, 7, knows why he likes soda. "Because it's, it's delicious," he said. His 6-year-old brother, Milo, also enjoys the occasional soft drink. "Because it's yummy," Milo said. And sometimesMore >> Americans are considered soft drink lovers, buying more soda than people in any other country. Evidence already links drinking soda to weight gain. Now, a new study suggests it may also affect the behavior of very young children.More >> Doctors hope the latest study out of Harvard's Medical School will help clear up some of the confusion over mammography. When should women begin regular screenings for breast cancer? The U.S. PreventiveMore >> The majority of women who die of breast cancer are younger women who have not had regular mammograms, that's according to a new study out of Harvard University.More >> Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have come up with a genetic test that may help take the guesswork out of which prostate cancers will become dangerous. "We were able to identify accuratelyMore >> Men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer may soon have a better idea whether their cancer will advance and they will need treatment.More >> Ada Huntington, 5, could get even more protection from her nasal flu vaccine this year. "Seems like a good idea to me to do everything I can to make sure she's healthy for the school year," mom ShelleyMore >> There's something different about the flu vaccine this year. Doctors hope the new version will mean fewer people get sick this season.More >>
Icy conditions may have contributed to a fatal accident Monday morning in Burlington involving a school bus and a car.It happened on the beltline just south of the intersection of Plattsburgh Avenue. PoliceMore >> A trip to school turned tragic after a car collided with a bus. The driver of the car died and one of the students saw it happen.More >> There were slippery conditions all over the region Monday morning making for a challenging commute. On Interstate 89 near the Williamstown-Brookfield town line, rescue crews responded to a one-vehicleMore >> There were slippery conditions all over the region Monday morning making for a challenging commute.More >> An Enfield, New Hampshire man is dead. And a Killington driver has been charged in connection with the death. It happened Saturday night on the Killington Road. Police say 26-year-old Kyle Wilson wentMore >> A Vermont man admits being behind the wheel during a fatal accident in Killington but denies wrong-doing.More >> Police in New Hampshire are investigating an accident on Interstate 89 that claimed two lives. It happened on the northbound lane between Exit#18 and Exit#19 in Lebanon. The initial investigation revealedMore >> It happened on the northbound lane between Exit#18 and Exit#19 in Lebanon, N.H. Saturday.More >> It's been a successful rifle deer hunting season on Vermont.More >> It's been a successful rifle deer hunting season on Vermont.More >> An American singer with Vermont ties is making waves with her music halfway across the globe. Jennifer Grout has emerged as the unlikely singing sensation on the overseas reality show Arabs Got Talent. UnlikelyMore >> An American singer with Vermont ties is making waves with her music halfway across the globe.More >> Brattleboro Police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident.It happened at about 7 p.m. on Friday near the intersection of Western Avenue and Union Street. The pedestrian was taken to the hospitalMore >> Police on Monday identified the victim as Eugene Narratt, 64, of Maynard, Massachusetts.More >> Burlington Police are looking for two suspects involved in an assault and robbery.It happened on Front Street Sunday afternoon. The victim told police he was held up at gunpoint by two African AmericanMore >> Burlington Police are looking for two suspects involved in an assault and robbery.More >> The group implementing the new health insurance system in Vermont says 75 percent of small business employees in the state are enrolled in a Vermont Health Connect plan for next year.More >> The group implementing the new health insurance system in Vermont says 75 percent of small business employees in the state are enrolled in a Vermont Health Connect plan for next year.More >> Two Vermont teacher unions are offering their visions of the future.More >> Two Vermont teacher unions are offering their visions of the future.More >>