Breathe in, breathe out: How to manage COVID-19 stress

By Natalie Robison and Evy Smith Nowadays, it seems the only thing people are talking about is the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Whether surfing social media or turning on the news we can’t seem to escape it. This topic brings up a lot of strong feelings of worry and anxiety. Especially as we all practice social distancing, we need...

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Hospice, home care continue during pandemic

At a time when Vermont’s health care delivery system is being tested, home health, hospice and other medically necessary services provided by The University of Vermont Health Network – Home Health & Hospice continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, only two agency programs are closed — adult day...

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Home remedies that may help you feel better when you have the flu

By Sarah Spengler, RN Infection Prevention and Patient Safety coordinator UVM Health Network – Home Health & Hospice There are many traditional and non-traditional home remedies people use to feel better when they’re sick. Home remedies won’t shorten the duration of flu, but can make you more comfortable as the...

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‘My heart was stolen by hospice’

LNAs and PCAs play a huge role in the lives of our patients. They’re the eyes, ears and hands of our care team, helping families and patients feel safe, cared for and comfortable. They assist patients with essential care needs such as bathing, dressing and eating, and provide emotional support...

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Professional tips to avoid the flu

From Meredith King, RN, BSN, infection prevention coordinator at our partner organization, The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital. Health care workers are on the front lines during flu season. But we don’t follow any secret formula to avoid getting sick. In fact, our go-to ways of...

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What to know about flu if you have asthma

Another flu season is here. A seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect against it and any potentially serious complications. Immunity can take up to two weeks to develop after getting the vaccine, so getting your flu shot and helping to protect your friends, family and loved ones...

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