Health Care
A Tsunami of Unwanted Children?
So much has been and is being written about reproductive choice that one is hard-pressed to say more. From the fact that three Trump-backed jurists hand-picked by the conservative Federalist… Read More
Health Care
Healthcare: a self-driving truck with no GPS
“After major budget shortfall projection, UVM Health Network suspends adolescent mental health unit project” “The ball’s in your court,” Brumsted told regulators on Wednesday. “That (money) either sits there and… Read More
Health Care
Let’s Start the Dialogue About a Vision for Vermont Healthcare
It will take vision, leadership, and courage to rebuild Vermont’s healthcare system for the next decade. I can offer neither leadership nor courage, but can, with the help of wiser… Read More
Health Care
Childhood Obesity Is Soaring to New Levels
— Kids’ weight has spiked during the pandemic, but it’s part of a long-term trend by Marisa Censani, MD October 30, 2021 As a pediatric endocrinologist in a busy New York City… Read More
Health Care
Our Children - Our Future
  This September, Marian Wright Edelman, a lifelong champion of the wellbeing of children and the founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, said, “If we don’t stand up for children,… Read More
Health Care
"The Moral Determinants of Healthcare"
I recently wrote about my and others’ concerns about the current state and direction of Vermont’s healthcare systems. But we must also ask, what have our political leaders done to… Read More
Health Care
Vermont's Healthcare Implosion
The oldest exposed reef fossils in the world lie in Isle LaMotte, Vermont, where they came to rest 480 million years ago after one of the most violent tectonic plate… Read More
Education
Childhood Trauma Leads to Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't the Medical Community Helping Patients?
When physicians help patients come to the profound revelation that childhood adversity plays a role in the chronic illnesses they face now, they help them to heal physically and emotionally… Read More
Health Care
Governor Scott, It’s time for a vaccine and indoor masking mandate.
During the Pandemic, Governor Scott has been an exemplary crisis leader. Now is the time for him to escalate his leadership and require vaccinations and public masking of all Vermonters… Read More
Health Care
Vermont Healthcare: A Mare's Nest
As I’ve written in the past, we’ll never sort out the hot mess that health care’s become in Vermont and in the U.S. until we agree on the fundamental question… Read More
Health Care
Healthcare: A Lucrative Business or a Definable Right?
In healthcare, as in hunger and housing, we face a moral choice. Is Mammon or caritas – profit or wellbeing – the best driver of community health initiatives? In his… Read More
Food & Nutrition
Do We Fully Understand and Account for Addiction in Vermont?
Last year, well over 100 Vermonters died of street and pharmaceutical drug overdoses. Like traffic deaths, we keep track and publicize annually our drug deaths both as an indicator of… Read More