Patients living with Lyme
disease crowded the Statehouse on Wednesday to tell their stories about years
of misdiagnosis and chronic pain. The patients and their
advocates want legislation to protect doctors if they prescribe long-term
antibiotic treatment contrary to current medical standards.
Dr. William Pendlebury is a Professor of Pathology and Neurology and Director of the UVM Center on Aging and Fletcher Allen’s Memory Center. She spoke with Vermont Edition about the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s.
If you knew you were going to get Alzheimer’s
disease, how would you live your life differently? What would you want your
family and loved ones to do when you no longer remembered them? We’ll talk with Nancy Bercaw,
author of a new memoir about dealing with Alzheimer’s in the family.
Doctor Elliott Fisher, the new director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice talks with Vermont Edition about some of the inherent problems in how health care is delivered.
Vermont became the first state on Monday to publish the rates
it would charge people who don’t currently have health insurance to get
coverage – a key step toward establishing the health exchanges that are central
to the federal health care law known as Obamacare. Health
officials said Monday the rates are comparable to current commercial rates.
key House committee took testimony on Thursday about whether possessing small
amounts of marijuana should be a civil offense, not a crime. In
Montpelier, decriminalization was once
considered one of the key issues of the legislative session, but it has recently
taken a back seat.
Dandelion for indigestion? Lemon Balm for stress?
Mushrooms for hay fever? Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands
of years. We’ll explore some of
the benefits and drawbacks of herbal medicine with Guido Masé, author of
the new book The Wild Medicine Solution.