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Commentary in Pediatrics: Children Don’t Transmit Covid-19, Schools Should Reopen in Fall

Based on one new and three recent studies, the authors of this commentary in Pediatrics conclude that children rarely transmit Covid-19, either among themselves or to adults. The authors recommend that schools reopen in the fall, since staying home...
7-Jul-2020 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Survey: In Vermont, Pandemic’s Impact Falling Disproportionately on Lower Income Groups

High percentages of Vermonters agree with the state's pandemic-inspired social distancing measures and have complied with them. But their actions have come at a significant economic cost, especially for low income Vermonters, one of several ways...
15-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Survey: Food Insecurity in Vermont Has Risen 33% During Pandemic

Food insecurity in Vermont has increased by one-third during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey. The increase was strongly correlated with employment status. Among food insecure Vermonters, two-thirds had experienced job losses or...
20-Apr-2020 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Vermont Among First to Offer Early Graduation to Nursing Students to Help During Pandemic

The University of Vermont has given nursing students the option of early graduation so they can enter the nursing workforce and provide support to overstressed healthcare workers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
9-Apr-2020 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic

A new cell phone app developed by faculty at the University of Vermont could help panic attack sufferers, whose condition may be worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, manage their anxiety. The concept is grounded in decades of research showing that...
2-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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PLOS ONE: Online Program More Than Doubled Pregnancy Rate for Women With Infertility

A PLOS ONE study showed that an online version of Harvard’s Mind/Body Program for Fertility achieved results similar to the in-person counseling program, more than doubling pregnancy rates for women with infertility. Because many women can't...
16-Mar-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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When Skin Tone Scars

In a new book, University of Vermont sociologist Nikki Khanna used social media to solicit 30 original essays by Asian-American women on the hurt of colorism. Khanna hopes to shed light on this painful, little discussed subject.
12-Mar-2020 5:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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What We Don't Know (about lakes) Could Hurt Us

As the power of extreme weather events increase with climate change, a team of scientists warn that lakes around the world may dramatically change, threatening ecosystem health and water quality.
2-Mar-2020 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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