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June 15, 2020
ATV Injury Cases Triple at UVM Medical Center Prompting Safety Warning
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are a popular recreational activity and they can be a useful tool for those who own large areas of land or farms, however the UVM Medical Center reports a threefold increase in ATV-related injuries in the Emergency Department this season.
June 15, 2020
Unsafe at Home: COVID-19 Isolation Increases Risk for LGBTQ+ Community
During Pride Month, it's important to be aware that our LGBTQ+ community has faced increased mental health and safety risks due to COVID-19 isolation. Learn what you should know.
June 12, 2020
Bouncing and Playing in the Backyard, Safely
Trampolines and bounce houses are fun and present a great way for kids to expend all that extra energy, but they come with risks. Learn basic ground rules to follow to reduce the risk of serious injury.
May 6, 2020
Video Visits: See Your Child’s Doctor From Home
While in-person visits are encouraged for those who need to be seen in person, such as a young infant or toddler who needs to be measured, examined in person, and/or vaccinated, the University of Vermont Health Network has significantly expanded video conferencing to allow families to access their child’s health care professional.
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 26, 2020
Cancelled Birthday Party? No Graduation? Tips on Celebrating Missed Milestones during Covid-19
It can be hard to deal with the emotional response when you cancel these events as they are often related to some of life’s most exciting milestones. We offer some of ideas and recommendations on how to celebrate these events without exposing yourself, or your loved ones, to infection. Get ideas for safely celebrating milestones.
March 26, 2020
Social Distancing…With Children
If you are feeling overwhelmed, or at a loss as to what you can do to keep your children occupied while practicing social distancing, Safe Kids Vermont is here to help with tips for free activities that will keep you safe, healthy and only require what you already have around your home. Get tips for free activities with your kids.
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 11, 2020
Parents have been asking me some colorful questions recently about color blindness. Well, let me see if I can share my views on this particular topic. Color blindness does not mean a person is blind. It is a deficiency in color vision that may range from a slight difficulty in telling different shades of color
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.
February 7, 2020
Feet First and Down We Go: Tips for Safe Sledding
When most people think of sledding, they think of these hills covered in children bundled up in snow suits pulling sleds and tubes up the hill only to slide down it again. People also assume most injuries in sledding are minor and only impact children. But that’s not the case! No matter your age, there