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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Why you and your family need a flu shot

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness that is easily spread and can result in severe illness, hospitalization or even death. If you’re still not convinced, consider these facts. Is flu really that bad? Flu kills. A total of 143 pediatric deaths were reported to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during...

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Generous matching gift DOUBLES donations through Dec. 31

Bob and Holly Miller (REM Development Co., LLC) cherish hospice’s ability to support patients and loved ones at the end of life, and they’re committed to making hospice services available to all seeking them. That’s why they’ve generously offered to match contributions to support the McClure Miller Respite House, dollar-for-dollar...

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Strength for the journey: Spiritual care in life’s final passage (Part 2 of 2)

[Editor’s Note: During National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, we honor our chaplains and their work supporting the spiritual care needs of hospice clients and their loved ones. Their work promotes connection, depth, meaning and peace. We are indebted to them for their strength, loving kindness and creation of this...

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Strength for the journey: Spiritual care in life’s final passage (Part 1 of 2)

[Editor’s Note: During National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, we honor our chaplains and their work supporting the spiritual care needs of hospice clients and their loved ones. Their work promotes connection, depth, meaning and peace. We are indebted to them for their strength, loving kindness and creation of this...

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Experiencing grief during the holidays

The winter holidays are generally perceived as “the most wonderful time of the year.” But for those facing grief after the death of a loved one, the holidays may instead be filled with pain and sadness. Even for those for whom grief is not as raw, the holidays may serve...

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Dinners Delivered to Home Hospice Clients With Love

Judy Wright’s Thursday nights include stops at area restaurants to pick up donated meals for hospice families. Wright received a recent evening’s deliveries from Charles Reeves, chef-owner of Burlington’s Penny Cluse Cafe and Lucky Next Door. Reeves’ establishments are among 32 Chittenden County eateries supporting local families through the Brandon-based...

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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Throughout November, UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice joins organizations locally and nationwide in recognizing National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. For more than 40 years, hospice has provided compassion, comfort and dignity to millions of people at the end of life, allowing them to spend their final months...

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