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06-13-2016

Low-Tech System Overcomes Barriers Preventing Doctor-Patient Chat about Drinking Habits

Primary care doctors are reluctant to talk to patients about their drinking habits, for fear of being perceived as judgmental. But a simple, intervention that encourages discussion could resolve this issue, according to a recent study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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06-13-2016

Low-Tech System Overcomes Barriers Preventing Doctor-Patient Chat about Drinking Habits

Primary care doctors are reluctant to talk to patients about their drinking habits, for fear of being perceived as judgmental. But a simple, intervention that encourages discussion could resolve this issue, according to a recent study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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06-08-2016

Study Shows UVM Suicide Risk Assessment Tool Performs Like Psychiatrist

Climbing suicide rates over the past ten years have prompted three Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alerts – the most recent in February 2016 – urging health care organizations to step up screening and detection of those individuals most at risk. But due to a shortage of both time and psychiatry staff, complying with this ...

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06-01-2016

Cooler and Wetter: Study Links Irrigation to Inaccurate Climate Perception

It’s the height of irony. Irrigation systems designed to buffer farmers from the effects of a warming planet may be causing them to think their local area is cooler and wetter than it is, says research published June 1 in the journal Global Environmental Change – perceptions that other studies suggest may slow their efforts to address climate change.

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05-31-2016

Harder and VCHIP to Roll Out Electronic Shared Plan of Care System for Special Needs Kids’ Families

University of Vermont Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) faculty member Valerie Harder, M.H.S., Ph.D., knows that managing medications, doctors, and appointments can amount to a full-time job for parents of children with special needs.

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05-24-2016

UVM Center on Aging Announces 2016 Research Award

The Center on Aging at the University of Vermont has announced the winners of the 2016 Armin Grams Memorial Research Award.

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