Bill Schubart: Heart surgery has given me insight into our healthcare system – VTDigger

Bill Schubart: Heart surgery has given me insight into our healthcare system - VTDigger

Bill Schubart underwent heart surgery at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger I have written extensively on the state of health care in the nation and here in Vermont. As the former president of then Fletcher Allen Health Care about 20 years ago, a Vermont resident and part of … Read more

From the heart: A retired music professor and cardiologist are bringing joy to Edward Hospital

Philip Spencer and David Kim bring their love of music to the Edward Hospital lobby.  Spencer plays every Tuesday and Thursday, and Kim comes by most Thursday mornings, his time permitting.

Don’t be surprised if the next time you’re at Edward Hospital you hear a jazz tune coming from the heart hospital management. NaperVoice founding director Philip Spencer spends Tuesdays and Thursdays tickling the ivories of a grand piano tucked away in the atrium. Sometimes, David Kim, a cardiologist at Naperville hospital, stops by to sing … Read more

Vitamin D supplements may reduce the risk of heart attacks and major cardiovascular events

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A clinical study found that vitamin D supplements may reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events, including heart attacks, in people over the age of 60. The study revealed a 9% decrease in such events among those taking vitamin D, warranting further investigation, particularly in those taking cardiovascular medications. The results show that monthly vitamin … Read more

Taking vitamin D supplements linked to increased chances of avoiding heart attacks

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QUEENSLAND, Australia —Vitamin D is probably most synonymous with sunshine and strong bone health, but new Australian research suggests that a regular regimen of vitamin D supplementation can also go a long way in promoting heart health. The study, based on a clinical trial, finds that vitamin D supplements may reduce the risk of serious … Read more