Health Declining in U.S. Northeast During Pandemic

Skipping medications, weight gain, depression, anxiety, substance use, food insecurity increased during COVID era, report finds
A photo of UVM food insecurity researchers Meredith Niles (center), Emily Belarmino (left) and Farryl Bertmann (right).

As the COVID pandemic continues, new research reveals how people in Vermont and Maine are struggling with their mental and physical health.

The findings detail numerous troubling health trends—including significant increases in anxiety, depression, weight gain, substance use, chronic disease, missed medications and food insecurity—since the pandemic’s onset.


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