Showing Stories tagged with: Children's Health
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February 18, 2022
A Pioneering Procedure: Pediatric Spinal Anesthesia
For decades, physicians at the University of Vermont Medical Center and UVM Larner College of Medicine have been pioneering a safer way to administer anesthesia to pediatric patients without putting them 'to sleep'.
February 9, 2022
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.
December 21, 2021
Top 5 Pregnancy Myths, Busted
Three experts within the University of Vermont Health Network offer advice on common pregnancy myths — from needing to eat for two, to exercise and more. Our UVM Medical Center chef also offers three recipes with pregnancy-boosting nutrients.
December 1, 2021
Two Years Into the Pandemic, Teens Logging on for Help
Physicians across the UVM Health Network are using video visits and telehealth appointments to meet the growing need for adolescent mental health care
November 16, 2021
Explaining the Safety of the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children: The Experts Weigh In
Pediatric experts Lewis First, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at UVM Children’s Hospital, and Rebecca Bell, MD, president of the Vermont state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a pediatric critical care specialist, weigh in on the safety of the vaccines for children.
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.
October 27, 2021
Social Media Challenges: Why Teens Take the Dare
Why do dangerous or destructive behaviors appeal to teenagers and how can parents help them steer clear? Child psychiatrist Jeremiah Dickerson, MD, offers guidance for perplexed parents.
August 13, 2021
Kids and Delta: Everything You Need to Know
As the parent of two young children, pediatric critical care physician Rebecca Bell, MD, sympathizes with parents worried about the new school year. Here she explains why kids should still be back in school—with proper safety measures in place.
August 9, 2021
Facebook Live: What Parents Need to Know About the Delta Variant
On August 18th, we held a Q&A about the Delta variant with Lewis First, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, and Rebecca Bell, MD, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics - Vermont Chapter.
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.
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.
June 7, 2021
Grab Your Towel … and These 10 Tips for Water Safety
Jess Lukas, Director of Aquatics at the Greater Burlington YMCA, offers water safety advice in partnership with the University of Vermont Medical Center and UVM Children’s Hospital.
June 1, 2021
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.
April 21, 2021
Don’t Look Away: How to Recognize Child Abuse
At a time when the stresses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could be making a bad problem even worse, James Metz, MD, answers questions about child abuse prevention and the community’s role in keeping kids safe.
March 17, 2021
COVID-19 Q&A: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and the COVID-19 Vaccine
Pregnancy is considered a high-risk health category during COVID-19. You may have questions or concerns about the safety of the vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and we are here to help.