Older Adults

older Vermont woman at tennis court

Information, resources and programs are available to help older Vermonters find services and support to live longer, healthier lives.

Information for You

Changes in the climate can affect human health, including: effects from extreme heat, extreme weather events, tickborne and-mosquito-borne diseases, cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms, and air quality.

This year, one in six Americans will get sick from foodborne illness. Find out what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe.

Increasing physical activity and access to healthy diet choices are important in reducing the impact of chronic disease.

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. The best protection is vaccination.

Most carpet is made with synthetic (human-made) materials. However, carpets can also be made of wool or other natural materials.

Investigators both in the U.S. and abroad have shown relationships between short- and long-term exposure to air pollution and the increased risk of heart attack and other forms of heart disease.

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