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Am I Still Protected?

COVID-19 vaccines have gotten a serious upgrade. Two UVM Medical Center experts weigh in on the optimal protection against a fall surge.

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Ask the Expert: How to Talk to Children about LGBTQIA+

In this Q&A, pediatrician Anna Hankins, MD, shares her advice for open, curious conversations with your child around LGBTQIA+, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Children's Health Caregiving Teenagers Parenting Suicide Prevention Transgender Health

Let’s Talk About Consent

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.

Children's Health Women’s Health Men’s Health Child Abuse Parenting Child Safety Domestic Abuse Teenagers Suicide Prevention

5 Healthy Recipes You Can Make with Your Kids

From midweek dinners to tasty snacks, these easy-to-make, affordable meals are perfect for even the pickiest eaters.

Food and Nutrition Children's Health Teenagers Parenting Recipes Caregiving Diet

Myocarditis and Vaccination: Is It Worth the Risk?

Myocarditis, a rare side effect of COVID-19 vaccination, made headlines. A pediatric cardiologist at UVM Medical Center explains why coronavirus infection poses a much, much greater danger.

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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.

Mental Health Children's Health First With Kids Suicide Prevention Teenagers

Is Your Child Ready to Babysit?

Parents have been babying me with questions about when their child is old enough to babysit. Let me take on the job of discussing babysitting and provide some more information on the topic. There is no set age for a child to begin babysitting. But there are specific responsibilities and skills that any older child

Children's Health Teenagers First With Kids

The Crushing Ways of First Love

Right around Valentine’s Day, parents always crush me with questions about their son or daughter’s first romantic relationship. Take heart and let me provide some information on this heartfelt topic. Has your pre-teen or teen developed a crush or early romantic interest in someone? If so, it’s time to communicate the family values of respect

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