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  • CORA Grant Funds Narcan Vending Machine in Johnson, Daily Yonder Reports
    November 9, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 9, 2023) Thanks to a grant from the University of Vermont’s Center on Rural Addiction (CORA), the Johnson Health Center has a vending machine that dispenses free boxes of the life-saving overdose reversal drug naloxone—the first of its kind in the state—the (Whitesburg, Kentucky) Daily Yonder reports.
    Read full story at the Daily Yonder (Whitesburg, Kentucky)
  • MedPage Today Highlights Soll Commentary on Umbilical Cord Study
    November 9, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 9, 2023) Neonatologist Roger Soll, M.D., professor of pediatrics, commented in the journal Pediatrics on a randomized controlled trial showing that umbilical cord milking appeared to be a safe alternative to delayed cord clamping in very premature infants, according to MedPage Today.
    Read full story at MedPage Today
  • McNally Comments to WCAX about Expanding Scope of Practice for Vt. Optometrists
    November 8, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 8, 2023) Ophthalmologist Jessica McNally, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, was interviewed by WCAX-TV for a story about lawmakers looking to extend some surgical permission to optometrists, in response to a shortage of fully trained eye surgeons.
    Read full story at WCAX-TV
  • Rutland Herald Highlights Pain Therapy Pilot Program for Medicaid
    November 8, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson
    (NOVEMBER 8, 2023) Vermont Medicaid is partnering with the UVM Medical Center in a pilot program that will allow Medicaid members with chronic pain to participate in integrative, holistic treatment through the Osher Center for Integrative Health’s Comprehensive Pain Program, according to the Rutland Herald.
    Read full story at Rutland Herald
  • Covering Pain: Integrative Treatment Accessible to More Vermonters
    November 8, 2023 by Janet Essman Franz
    A new collaboration between Vermont Medicaid and UVM Medical Center’s Comprehensive Pain Program allows Medicaid members with chronic pain to participate in complementary therapies including health coaching, massage, yoga, nutrition, acupuncture, and meditation. This pilot is an important step toward eliminating disparities in access to effective, integrative care for pain.

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