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April 7, 2022
It can be uncomfortable, but talking explicitly to our children and young adults about safe and unsafe touch is critical to empowering them and helping them understand that they are in control of their bodies.
July 30, 2021
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.
June 1, 2021
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.
February 26, 2020
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.
October 24, 2019
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
September 13, 2019
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.
July 2, 2019
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
June 26, 2019
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.
May 29, 2019
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
May 15, 2019
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
January 30, 2019
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
January 9, 2019
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
January 2, 2019
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.