Tips and Information on Healthy Living

Community Medical School

You don't have to be a brain surgeon to attend. Come learn about the science of medicine, and get an insider's view of the latest medical treatments and research.

Welcome to the fall 2014 semester of Community Medical School, a series of evening lectures where you'll learn from the top faculty experts who teach and inspire the next generation of physicians and scientists at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care. Each presentation reviews a current medical science topic in an easy-to-understand format, including informational handouts and a question-and-answer session. Join us for a lecture this spring in UVM's Carpenter Auditorium.

When: First Tuesday of each month: Dec. 2
6:00–7:30 pm, including a Q&A Session

Where: Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building, UVM Campus

Seminar Topics: Hip and Knee Replacement, Sugar and its Impact on Health, Keeping Blood Pressure in Check, Memory and How it is Impacted by Neurological Conditions

Free and open to the public. 
Register online at or call 802.847.2886

Good Carbs = Good Mood

Carbohydrate-rich foods help your brain produce the neurotransmitter serotonin, which can have a calming effect to your body. You might get a quick "high" from foods with simple sugars or processed carbohydrates like white bread, white sugar, ect. Instead of reaching for processed carbohydrates, reach for fruits, veggies and foods containing whole grains. These foods are filling and high in fiber, so their mood-enhancing effects last longer. Some good carbs are whole grains, beans, leafy greens, squash, apples, pears and berries.

More information here! 

Blueberry Almond Ginger Smoothie

Grate up some ginger and take a smoothie to the next level. A ginger smoothie is creamy, yet zesty — always leaving you feeling refreshed. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and has been shown to help with arthritis.

Prep:5 minutes
1 serving
 Vegetarian, Gluten-Free


  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk 
  • 2 TBS Greek yogurt
  • 1 TSP fresh grated ginger
  • 2 TBS raw honey
  • Ice cubes


  1. Put ingredients in blender and liquify.
  2. Enjoy!

Wild blueberries are a potent source of anthocyanins, an antioxidant compound that helps keep our brain sharp and our cardiovascular system functioning smoothly. Compared to conventionally grown blueberries, wild blueberries have a higher concentration of these health-promoting anthocyanins.

Louise Roomet Turkey Lane Turkey Trot

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2014, the 17th annual Turkey Trot will be held in Hinesburg VT. This race is a 4.25 mile fun run and walk along a scenic course. Proceeds benefit the Hinesburg Land Trust and its efforts to preserve land for public use forever! Everyone, runners, walkers, and dogs are welcome and encouraged to participate.  

To find out more information, check out the Hinesburg Land Trust.

National Diabetes Education Program

National Diabetes Awareness Month 

This November, the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) and its partners are proud to support National Diabetes Month 2014. Throughout National Diabetes Month, the NDEP and its partners will promote "Be Smart About Your Heart: Control the ABCs of Diabetes" to help people with diabetes learn they are at greater risk for heart disease, and also how they can lower that risk by managing the diabetes ABCs: the A1C test, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Stop Smoking.

To learn more, check out the National Diabetes Education Program

Take this survery to find out if your at risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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