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Little Kids, Big Backpacks

The school year is almost here, but before you go back-to-school shopping, review these tips from Lewis First, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at University of Vermont Children's Hospital, on how to reduce your child’s risk of neck and back problems.

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The Danger of Heatstroke

Maureen Johnson, CSP, CPST-I, a Child Passenger Safety Specialist, examines some heatstroke prevention steps for in the car, at home and at work, and how to respond to heat-related illness.

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Playing Safely with a Dog

Believe it or not, there are over 4.5 million dog bites that occur each year. Lewis First, MD provides suggestions on how to take the bite out of a dog’s bark and enable a child to play safely with a dog.

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How to Stay Warm on Halloween Night

We all know that children (and adults!) love Halloween. While we love to see the smile on children’s faces, we have to remember that October can be a chilly time. Before going out in your neighborhood, be smart and think ahead about the weather. Here are some tips on how to stay warm on Halloween

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Saving Babies’ Lives in the Hospital and the Statehouse

As a physician in the pediatric intensive care unit at University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, Rebecca Bell, MD, has seen too many babies whose lives were put at risk by an unsafe sleep environment.

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Caring for the Most Vulnerable Victims of the Opioid Crisis: Newborns

Alice Hyde nurses recount their experience with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Registered Nurse Courtnee Davenport has cared for newborn children and mothers at University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center for a decade. But she can remember her worst brush with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) like it was yesterday. That morning the

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Picnic and Barbecue Safety

With summer here, Lewis First, MD is getting grilled by families about safety precautions they should be taking when they barbecue outside. He offers these tips for keeping reducing backyard injuries.

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Fasten Your Seat Belt for Some Safe Teen Driving Tips

Parents have been driving up to me with lots of questions about how they can ensure their teen drives safely once they have their license.  Well, let me take the wheel and provide some information on this topic of safe driving. Be a role model More than 5,500 teens die in this country every year

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Driving Home Some Tips on Car Seat Safety

Parents have been driving up to me with questions about new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding car seats. One question I get asked is, just how long should a child be placed rear-facing. 3 Types of Car Seats There are three basic types of car seats, rear-facing, convertible, and booster seats. Choosing

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Ignite Your Knowledge of Fireplace Safety

With winter here, parents have been stacking up questions about making fireplaces as safe as possible for the family. Let me fire up some seasonal information on this topic. First, fireplaces can be a cause for some significant burns in children and adults, not to mention carbon monoxide poisoning. If you are going to use

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Create a First Aid Kit for Family Safety

Parents have been asking for my aid, I guess you would say “First aid,” in stocking a first aid kit. Let me bandage up those concerns and provide some answers on this topic. Each year, Emergency Departments see more than 9 million minor injuries. Many of these can be handled at home, assuming you have

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The Chilling Truth: Frostbite Requires Medical Attention

Lewis First, MD's tips about recognizing and preventing frostbite in children will hopefully melt away any concerns parents have when it comes to knowing more about frostbite.

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