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The Great American Smokeout: Tips on How to Diplomatically Help a Friend/Relative Quit

November 19, 2015 marked the date of this year's Great American Smokeout, when cigarette smokers are asked to refrain from smoking for one day in hopes that the effort will lead to quitting forever. Most people know a smoker they would like to see stop, but wonder if making that request is appropriate. Research from the ...

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Dana Library Hosts “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health” Exhibit Nov. 16-Dec. 16

The Dana Medical Library at the University of Vermont is hosting a special National Library of Medicine exhibition that takes an in-depth look at health on a global level from November 16 to December 16, 2015. Titled “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health,” the traveling exhibit explores the different types of ...

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UVM Medical Students Present Projects at American Public Health Association Meeting

The University of Vermont College of Medicine was well represented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting held in Chicago October 31 to November 4, 2015, with eleven Class of 2017 Public Health Projects accepted for presentation.

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Vermont Medical Society Honors Raszka for Distinguished Service, Names New Officers

University of Vermont College of Medicine Professor of Pediatrics William Raszka, M.D., received the Distinguished Service Award during the Vermont Medical Society’s 202nd Annual Meeting held November 6 to 7, 2015, in Stowe, Vt. In addition, UVM Professors James Hebert, M.D., Wendy Davis, M.D., and Mark Levine, M.D., were ...

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From left: UVM Cancer Center researchers Brian Sprague, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Donald Weaver, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Janet Stein, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry. (Photo: COM Design & Photography)


Sprague, Weaver & Stein to Study Mechanisms Underlying Idle vs. Progressive Early Stage Breast Cancers

While better technology and screening practices have led to the detection of more breast cancers in women—many of which fall into a broad category of early-stage cancer, including ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS—researchers still do not understand why some of these early cancers remain idle, while others progress. With the ...

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A Triage Tool for Unskilled Users: Finette’s MEDSINC App Showcased at Vermont Tech Jam

Barry Finette, M.D., Ph.D., has worked as a pediatrician for 25 years, but he’s thrilled to discover that health care workers without any medical experience can duplicate his diagnosis of sick children almost 90 percent of the time.

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