While the largest number of overdoses occur in Chittenden County, the rate of overdose is actually higher in at least eight of Vermont’s 13 other counties.
News Release — Vermont Department of Health August 2, 2017 Media Contact: Vermont Department of Health 802-863-7281 Health Department Grants Aim to Boost Worksite Wellness Six awards of $3,000 will be given to worksites in the Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Middlebury, Morrisville and Newport areas BURLINGTON – Employers looking to create or improve a workplace wellness […]
News Release — Vermont Department of Health July 27, 2017 Media Contact: Vermont Department of Health 802-863-7281 BURLINGTON – Morristown Police Officer Lance Lamb has been on the job for only a few years, but it is for his quick thinking and rapid response to an accident on his day off that he is being […]
News Release — Vermont Department of Health July 27, 2017 Media Contacts: Cathy Vogel 802-447-3531 Tristate Breastfeeding Awareness Task Force 802-447-6411 Bennington County Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week Join the Fourth Annual Family Fun Walk on August 5 BENNINGTON – Bennington County community members and local businesses will mark World Breastfeeding Week with a morning of […]
The expansion of the use of suboxone deserves some deeper thought and discussion.
News Release — Vermont Department of Health July 21, 2017 Media Contact: Vermont Department of Health 802-863-7281 Know how to protect yourself from mosquito bites BURLINGTON – Mosquitoes collected in Weathersfield and Brattleboro have tested positive for West Nile virus. These are the first detections of the mosquito-borne virus this year. There have been no […]
The Vermont Department of Health says mosquito pools have tested positive for the West Nile virus in three Vermont municipalities. Mosquitoes collected in Hardwick, Weathersfield and Brattleboro were found to be infected with the virus. West Nile is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. The virus has been found in every county of […]
A dispute between the woman and her late daughter’s fiance over jewelry he removed from the body highlights the state’s lack of a policy on who has access to people’s remains.
News Release — Vermont Department of Health June 28, 2017 Media Contact: Vermont Department of Health 802-863-7281 Protect Yourself from Cyanobacteria this Summer Knowing what cyanobacteria looks like is key to enjoying your time on Vermont’s waters BURLINGTON – To help Vermonters and visitors enjoy themselves at the beach and on the water this summer, […]
A state official says that in most cases one dose is sufficient.
A record number of Vermonters died from opiate overdoses last year. Experts say reducing the number of prescription opiates in circulation could, over time, drive down that number.
I am concerned that the Department of Health is not portraying an accurate picture of vaccination and certain disease trends in Vermont.
The potency and stealth quality of fentanyl add a dangerous dimension to the heroin epidemic.
News Release — Vermont Department of Health May 31, 2017 Media Contact: Vermont Department of Health 802-863-7281 Survey shows flavored tobacco, especially fruit and candy flavors, appeals to youth BURLINGTON – High school youth activists joined community tobacco coalition volunteers and state health officials today in releasing the results of a public opinion survey that […]