Last spring, Vermont’s House passed a bill requiring that foods containing genetically engineered products be labeled as such. The bill is now being considered by the State Senate.
And just last week, First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled new food packaging labels that are being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. Among other things, the labels would list added sugars separately from sugars that appear naturally in food, and would list more realistic estimated serving sizes.
I walked into Jyoti Hansa’s Thetford yoga class in 1998, unsure of what to expect. I didn’t think she could help me with my tight hamstrings, scoliosis, and level of grace which frequently prompted comparisons to President Gerald Ford . None of a dozen or so other teachers I had tried could.
The Vermont House has given its preliminary approval to legislation that makes it illegal to smoke in a car with young children as passengers.
The proposal was added to a larger bill that clarifies existing restrictions on smoking in public buildings and work places.
Rep. Patti Komline, R-Dorset, was the lead sponsor of the amendment. She cited many health risks that young children face when they’re exposed to second hand smoke. She said the concentration of the tobacco smoke in a car magnified these risks.
The stage is set for a historic vote next year on a public financing plan for single-payer health care. And the head of the Vermont Republican Party says that if Vermonters care about what happens in 2015, then they need to think long hard about how they vote in 2014.
When it comes to elections, all eyes are usually on the high-profile races at the top of the ticket. But David Sunderland is devoting much of his attention in 2014 to races in the House and Senate.
For many people with epilepsy, seizures are debilitating, dangerous, and unavoidable.
But a new device approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year offers new hope and stunning results.
Clinical studies of the device were conducted at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center in Lebanon, N.H. Some patients there are now going to able to live much more independently with tiny computers embedded in their skulls.
There used to be a butcher shop on every corner. These days most people buy their meat in pre-wrapped packages at the grocery store. But a recent interest in local and sustainable foods has also led to a renewed interest in the art of culinary butchery.
The differences between introverts and extroverts can be pronounced, especially since the two personality types tend to be attracted to one another.
There’s good news for people on "team introvert", according to Burlington psychologist Dr. Arnie Kozak, the author of The Everything Guide to the Introvert Edge, who says introverts can use their traits to their advantage.
Winter weekends awaken memories of growing up in suburban New York and sledding in our local wilderness area – the country club golf course. To a nine-year-old, its rocky knolls and wooded glades made the place seem like something from The Last of the Mohicans – if you ignored the sounds of I-95 and the occasional hundred-car freight on the old New Haven Railroad, both of which bordered the course. No matter. To a boy with a Flexible Flyer and an empty Saturday, it was the land of romance and excitement.
Backers of a bill that would require all employers to provide paid sick time to their workers, are hoping that the full House will vote on this issue before Town Meeting Day. Both supporters and opponents aren’t sure how the vote is going to turn out.
This legislation is turning out to be one of the most emotional debates of the 2014 session.
The bill would require all employers to offer seven days of paid sick time to their full time employees and part time employees would accrue time based on the number of hours that they work.