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Toothbrushing: Something to Smile About

Parents often ask me a mouthful of questions on how can they get their young children to brush their teeth on a daily basis.  Let me try to shed light or should I say shed some white on the topic of tooth brushing.   Why Brush in the First Place? It’s important for parents to remember

Children's Health

Toni’s Story: My Son’s Leukemia

Our son was diagnosed with leukemia two days before his fourth birthday. In an instant, our world revolved around learning about his disease, treatments, medicine and test results. This is Toni's story.

Children's Health Cancer Leukemia Patient Stories

5 Tips to Prevent Contact Burns

It can take less than one second for a contact burn to occur. Contact burns can be minor, but they can also result in serious injury. In 2018, approximately 70,000 people were cared for in emergency departments for burns. A third of those individuals were children under the age of 5. In honor of Burn

Injury Prevention Children's Health Safety Tips

The “Terrible Twos”

Parents have been anything but terrible in asking me what they can do to help their toddler through the “terrible twos”. Let me ease everyone’s frustration about this period in a child’s life and provide some information on this topic. It’s Terribly Normal The terrible twos is a normal phase of a toddler’s behavior that

Children's Health

Podcast: Suicide Attempts in Vermont

Northern New England Poison Center Vermont educator Gayle Finkelstein sits down with Dr. Thomas Delaney and Dr. Rebecca Bell to talk about trends in self-poisoning among Vermont youth.

Mental Health Children's Health Depression Suicide Prevention Podcasts

A Helpful Guide to Vomiting – When to Worry and What to do about it

Parents have been bringing up lots of questions about what to do when their child vomits. Let me toss out some helpful information on this topic. Why do we vomit? Vomiting is a way for the body to get rid of something it doesn’t like. It is a complex process coordinated by a vomiting center

Children's Health

Sports Safety Tips for Children

With so many children playing so many sports nowadays, parents have been competing to ask me questions about what they can do to make sure their child is as safe as possible when practicing or playing a particular sport. Let me see if I am game enough to offer some tips on this topic. How

Children's Health

Bell Ringing for Pediatric Leukemia Remission

Bell Ringing. Those words sound so simple, yet mean so much. To most, a bell ringing sounds like nothing special, but to my family it was everything. Hosting a bell ringing meant that my son Spencer did it – he beat leukemia!

Cancer Children's Health Leukemia Patient Stories

Measles: “Spot On” Information

Parents have been spotting me out and about and when they do, they are asking me more and more questions about measles. To answer their questions, let me spread some information about this disease, rather than the measles virus itself. What is it and how does it spread? Measles is a viral illness that is

Children's Health

Mary’s Story: Pediatric Diabetes

My daughter, Victoria, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was four years old. We were overwhelmed, scared and in shock. From the moment we met nurse Becky in the emergency department, we have been connected to the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital.

Children's Health Diabetes Patient Stories

Providers Improving Care Conversations, Especially With Children

Innovative communication workshops enhance pediatric care and family experience to ensure patients and families feel seen and heard.

Children's Health Aging Well Caregiving Parenting Palliative Care

‘Big Tiny Love’ Album Raises Funds for NICU Renovation

Elodie's parents remember their time in the NICU with gratitude for the excellent care they received. “It’s not a place you’d want to end up, but it was also a beautiful experience. Watching all of these vulnerable parents and infants made me want to do something to help.”

Children's Health Babies Patient Stories

Soaring Through a Fear of Flying

Parents have been flying up to me asking me what they can say to their children who have never been in a plane before to reduce their fear of flying.  Well, fasten your seat belts and let me provide some information on this topic. Fear of Flying Is Very Common Studies suggest that one out

Children's Health

First With Kids: Let it Snow – Safely!

 (sung to the tune of “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!) Oh tis’ that special seasonWhen I hope you’ll have good reasonTo decorate with safety in mindWhen it gets to be holiday time! Yes – it’s the holidays and what better gift can I share than a few reminders to make this

Children's Health

Far too Early, but Not a Moment too Soon

A patient and family story from Catrina McKnight, recounting an experience that took place eight years ago. As my eyes began to open slowly, I couldn’t fathom what had just occurred. My mind was blank for a moment while I tried to get my bearings and recall what was happening. My body didn’t feel the

Children's Health Women’s Health

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