January 25th, 2016
BURLINGTON — No two patients with lung cancer are exactly alike — some are former smokers and others have never smoked — and often, different genetic mutations are responsible for their disease. While treatments exist to target many of these mutations, cancer cells can be tricky to treat: they can adapt and sneak around the targeted drugs and continue to grow.
MIDDLEBURY — Why is it so hard to go to a doctor, or change the patterns to better your health?
Why do we have the tendency to invent a rationale for why we hurt or try to explain why it’s OK that we’re feeling awful?
BURLINGTON— One in four Americans (86 million people) have prediabetes, up from 79 million in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), though only 10 percent of those with prediabetes know they have it. But with awareness and simple actions, people with prediabetes may prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.
The Greater Burlington YMCA is urging Vermonters to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease.
The Ripton Community Coffee House, a nonprofit community concert series, welcomes father-son duo David and Nate Gusakov, performing as the Last Train to Zinkov, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Ripton Community House in Ripton.
With violin, viola, banjo and vocals, David and Nathan Gusakov create sparkling folk music that reflects their love of traditional Appalachian old-time, gypsy jazz, and swing music, as well as their own Eastern European roots. The name of the band, Zinkov, is a small town in rural Ukraine, and the ancestral hometown of the Gusakovs.
MIDDLEBURY — In the early and middle part of January, the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team hit the road for three straight Division II games and lost them all to fall to 7-4-1.
The low point came on Jan. 16, a 3-1 loss at 3-11 St. Johnsbury in which the Tigers fell behind by 3-0 and could not rally despite outshooting the Hilltoppers by 44-17.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury defeated Mount Abraham to highlight area boys’ basketball in the latter half of last week. In other action, the Tigers split two games, the Eagles lost at home, Vergennes split a pair of games on the road, and Otter Valley lost to a top Division I team.
TIGERS VS. EAGLES
BRISTOL — The improving Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team used relentless pressure to pull away from visiting Vergennes in Friday’s second half and earn a 50-30 victory.
The Eagles won for the third time in four tries and moved their record to 4-8 by forcing 35 turnovers and, after a slow start, holding their own on the boards with the bigger Commodores.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team dropped a pair of games in the latter half of last week. The Tigers will carry a 5-7 record into a Wednesday date at Mount Abraham and then will host Missisquoi on Saturday.
On this past Wednesday, host Mount Mansfield used a 15-5 fourth-quarter edge to rally past the Tigers, 43-37. MUHS led the Cougars by four points after three periods after outscoring MMU in the third period, 17-9.