A $7 million grant to the UVM School of Medicine could lead to breakthroughs in reducing nerve pain and opioid dependence for people receiving chemotherapy.
Thanks to pandemic measures, some Vermonters are still waiting months to see doctors.
For a state often called “the healthiest in the nation,” Vermont has some troubling health risk indicators.
Alcohol addiction is part of the dark underbelly of Vermont’s largely rural lifestyle. According to several studies, Vermonters are more likely to drink alcohol and binge drink than residents of most other U.S. states.
Last Thursday Vermont Right to Life Executive Director Mary Beerworth asked the trustees of the University of Vermont Medical Center to disclose whether it conducts research on aborted fetuses or fetal tissue. Yesterday, a spokesman for the state’s largest hospital and employer denied any such research.
Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Rebecca Stone began researching a pair of different epidemics plaguing rural Vermont: opioid addiction and domestic violence.
The Biden administration has rescinded permissions for Michigan and Wisconsin to require Medicaid beneficiaries to either work or attend school or job training in order to enroll in the public health program for lower-income Americans. The Trump administration embraced the idea of requiring Medicaid beneficiaries to work, prompting a number of Republican-leaning states to apply for permission to impose such requirements in their Medicaid programs.
An explosive study published March 29 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics and conducted by prominent researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, found that teenage marijuana users (aged 12-17) have double the prevalence of a use disorder (addiction) than nicotine, alcohol, and, in most categories of users, even prescription drug misusers.
March 11 will mark one year since the first patient diagnosed with COVID-19 received care from the UVM Health Network. Combined with the cyberattack and the suspension of surgery at Fanny Allen, it’s been a tough financial year for Vermont’s largest health care provider and employer.
A bill to broaden school vaccine exemptions has been introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives. H.322 proposes to add conscientious and personal belief vaccine exemptions, and to remove coercive language from state vaccine exemption forms.