Fall 2013

01. Exercise for Family Well-Being

family bikingAutumn is in the air. As the weather cools down and the days become shorter, it’s easy to spend more time indoors. But as health counselor Evelyn Smith reminds us, autumn is a beautiful time of year to hike, bike, and stay active with your fami

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02. Choosing Wisely

choosing wiselyIt is natural to be concerned about your child’s health, especially if a health problem doesn’t have an easy diagnosis. Dr. Lewis First explains why asking for additional testing or treatment isn’t always the best choice for your children.

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03. Exercise for Bone Health

healthy bonesThe right kind of exercise can help build bone in people who have begun to lose bone density, which frequently leads to osteoporosis. Physical therapist and educator Sheila Reid explains how to choose the best exercise regimen to prevent bone los

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04. Going Without Gluten: Can You Make It Work?

gluten freeGluten is everywhere, which can make it a challenge to begin a gluten-free diet. How do you know what has gluten and what doesn’t? Registered Dietician Emily Piazza explains how to make healthy and informed choices when living without gluten.

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05. Spinach and Tomato Pizza Rounds Recipe

recipeEverybody loves pizza. And you can feel good serving this healthy version to your family. Spinach is high in antioxidants and phytonutrients and tastes wonderful with fresh tomatoes, garlic, and pine nuts in this late summer lunch or dinner dish.

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06. Prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder

seasonal disorderWinter is coming. And for some people, that means the onset of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). If you become more grumpy and irritable, feel a lack of energy, or lose interest your favorite hobbies in the winter, you may have SAD.

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07. Jake Burton, Cancer Conqueror

Jake BurtonIn 2011, Burton Snowboards founder Jake Burton was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the Mayo Clinic. But he was able to receive the same care at Fletcher Allen and wanted to be treated at home in Vermont. Dr. Steve Ades was Jake’s oncologist

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08. HealthSource Fall Classes

free community health classesFletcher Allen's Fall HealthSource classes offer helpful tips and information on brain foods, integrative health care, bone health, the Mediterranean diet, Vermont Health Connect, and much more. Classes and workshops are FREE.

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09. Community Medical School Fall Classes

community med school classesTHE Community Medical School Free Lecture Series provides people in the community with an opportunity to share in the medical learning experience. This fall, learn about gene patenting, how HIV/AIDS care has changed over the years, reducing cardi

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10. Manage Your Family's Health Online

my health onlineKeep track of your family's appointments and check everyone’s medical record through our secure online service, MyHealth Online. You can also pay your bills and manage prescriptions –all from your computer. Just request an Invitation Code onl

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