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November 12, 2021
First With Kids: What You Need to Know About Teen Suicide
Suicide is a leading cause of death for 15 to 24-year-olds. Lewis First, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont Children's Hospital, provides advice to parents when dealing with this difficult subject.
July 30, 2021
Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
Parents of five-year-olds may wonder whether their child is ready to enter kindergarten. Lewis First, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont Children's Hospital, offers his kindergarten readiness checklist.
July 30, 2021
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.
September 28, 2020
How to Raise Confident, Flexible Kids
Parents have been asking what it takes to ensure they do a good job parenting their children - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lewis First, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, provides advices on how to build resiliency in your child.
April 23, 2020
Child Stress During the Pandemic
Lewis First, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at University of Vermont Children's Hospital, helps children and their families reduce fears and anxieties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 16, 2020
Parent Stress During the Pandemic
Dealing with COVID-19 on an ongoing basis can be stressful and a high-stress environment has been associated with an increased risk of domestic violence and child abuse. Here are some tips to make your home as stress-free as possible for you and your children.
March 18, 2020
Handwashing Keeps Children Healthy
According to Dr. Lewis First, hand washing is the most important thing you can do to keep your children healthy. Get tips on the proper way to wash hands.
March 4, 2020
Lewis First, MD provides advice to parents on the best practices for disciplining their young children and teaching them right from wrong.
February 26, 2020
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.
February 19, 2020
Taking Your Child to the Movies for the First Time
Lewis First, MD sheds some “lights, camera, and action” on how to determine when your toddler or preschooler is ready to go to the movies and how to prepare them in advance.
February 12, 2020
Nosebleeds Are Nothing to Sneeze At
Nosebleeds are probably as common as the common cold, and can be exacerbated by winter's dry air. Lewis First, MD tells parents know everything they need to know about home care, prevention and when to seek care.
November 27, 2019
First With Kids: Invite Gratitude to Thanksgiving This Year
With Thanksgiving here, parents have been grateful for any tips to help their children learn about gratitude and its importance. Thankfully, I can provide some information on the topic of gratitude. What is gratitude? Gratitude is about being thankful for the things we have. It is pausing to notice and appreciate things we may often
August 6, 2019
First with Kids: Listening for Heart Murmurs
Lewis First, MD gets to the heart of the matter to provide parents with answers to their questions about heart murmurs in children.
July 30, 2019
Throwing Out Nutrition Myths
Lewis First, MD does some myth-busting of common nutritional myths in order to help parents separate the facts from the fiction in regard to your child’s nutritional health
July 24, 2019
Swimming Away From Swimmer's Ear
Nothing takes the fun out of a day at the beach than when a child complains of an ear ache. Lewis First, MD lends everyone an ear and a few tips on something we call swimmer's ear.