Showing Stories tagged with: Children's Health
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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
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
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 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
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
February 5, 2020
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
February 4, 2020
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.
February 3, 2020
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
January 29, 2020
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
January 28, 2020
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.
January 22, 2020
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
January 15, 2020
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
January 14, 2020
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!
January 8, 2020
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
January 7, 2020
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.