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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...
13-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Replicating Psychiatrists' Expertise to Prevent Inpatient Suicide


A new study on a tablet-based tool offers a potential solution for hospitals facing shortages of time and psychiatry staff while aiming to meet The Joint Commission's mandate for suicide risk assessment.
8-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cooler and Wetter: Study Links Irrigation to Inaccurate Climate Perception


Irrigation systems caused some New Zealand farmers to perceived that their local climate was wetter and cooler than it was. The study is the first to show the impact of infrastructure on climate perception and suggests it could be a significant...
27-May-2016 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Releasing the Brakes of Cell’s “Engine” Could Give Flu and Other Vaccines a Boost


A relatively unknown molecule that functions like the engine of the cell and regulates metabolism could be the key to boosting an individual’s immunity to the flu – and potentially other viruses.
24-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Paris Climate Goals Cannot Be Met Without Emissions Reductions From Farming


Scientists have calculated, for the first time, the extent to which agricultural emissions must be reduced to meet the Paris climate agreement’s plan to limit warming to 2°C in 2100. Scientists estimate that the agriculture sector must reduce...
12-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research-Based Exercise Program Turning Preschoolers Into 'Fit Kids'


Reuben Brough is running around a gym at King Street Youth Center waving his hands in the air and screeching like a cheetah. A stream of children is in hot pursuit of him and four other UVM students who implore the preschoolers to "catch the...
2-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Insect Outbreaks Reduce Wildfire Severity


A surprising new study suggests that major insect outbreaks--contrary to current thinking and forest management guidelines--can reduce forest fire damage.
28-Apr-2016 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Transforming Teaching with Twitter


Imagine a teaching tool so effective that students look forward to using it in class and continue to seek out new information with it after the school day ends. New research offers powerful evidence that Twitter, if used properly, can produce these...
27-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bee Experts For U.S. Pollinator Week


15-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Can Athletes Get Abnormal Blood Clots? Yes!


University of Vermont blood-clotting expert Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., talks about the reasons why sometimes fatal blood clots occur in elite athletes like the Portland Trail Blazers' Jerome Kersey, tennis great Serena Williams and most recently,...
5-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT

National Parks Expert Available for Interview During Centennial Year of National Park Service, Founded in 1916


Robert Manning, a natural resources professor at the University of Vermont, has conducted research for the National Park Service for 35 years and is the co-editor of a thoughtful book of essays on the national parks. He would provide wide-ranging...
3-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT

UVM Undergrad to Attend Paris Climate Talks as Youth Delegate; Joins 3 Experts on #COP21

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
3-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

UVM Political Scientist Comments on Vote by Vermont Legislature to Re-elect Gov. Shumlin

8-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

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