November 19, 2015 marks the date of the 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...
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$1 million NIH technology transfer grant will speed adoption of interactive raised line graphics devices in schools that help young blind students learn to draw and, later, facilitate their taking math and science courses that require them to...
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In the long term, cognitive behavior therapy is more effective at treating seasonal affective disorder that light therapy, considered the gold standard, a study to be published in the American Journal of Psychiatry found. Two winters after the...
3-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
New Documentary Sheds Light on the Life and Brutal Murder of Chilean Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Victor Jara
Feature length film focuses on the life of Victor Jara, considered the Bob Dylan of South America, who was assassinated shortly after the Chilean coup of 1973 for his political views and support for the democratic election of Popular Unity party...
4-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
In the past, whales, giant land mammals, and other animals played a vital role in keeping the planet fertile by transporting nutrients via their feces. However, massive declines and extinctions of many of these animals has deeply damaged this...
23-Oct-2015 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Vermont future physicians weigh in on the Sanders platform issue that is likely to have the greatest impact on their future careers - single payer healthcare - as they approach the milestone of the White Coat Ceremony.
21-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
A new study funded by the National Science Foundation shows that abandoned oil and gas wells near fracking sites can be conduits for methane escape not currently being measured, a significant finding given the current debate over new EPA rules...
19-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
The new movie about Steve Jobs is expected to draw huge crowds eager to see yet another romanticized story about a well known business celebrity. Thomas Streeter, professor of sociology at the University of Vermont, explores why in his new paper,...
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24-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST
Vermont Hospital CEO Announces Goal to Transform How Health Care is Paid For and Delivered in Region
In a major break with the current payment system for health care, the University of Vermont Medical Center’s CEO has announced an ambitious goal to have 80 percent of the care provided by the Medical Center to be paid for based on quality of care,...
16-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST
Gay Rights Litigation Expert Calls Supreme Court Decision a Victory, but One with Strengths and Weaknesses
26-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT
Politics and Law Expert Discusses Timing, Ramifications of Supreme Court's Decision to Take on Same-Sex Marriage
Ellen Andersen, associate professor in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies and political science at the University of Vermont, weighs in on the Supreme Court's decision to rule on gay marriage
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Vermont State legislator Richard Sears sought the advice of a concussion expert at the University of Vermont when crafting one of the nation's most comprehensive concussion laws to protect high school athletes
17-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST
When the 114th U.S. Congress starts on Jan. 3 it will mark the first time since 1994 that Republicans hold majorities in both the House and Senate under a Democratic president. A presidential expert and two Congressional scholars predict what will...
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