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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.

Children's Health First With Kids Back to School

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.

Children's Health Injury Prevention

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.

Injury Prevention Children's Health Safety Tips Child Safety

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.

Children's Health Child Abuse

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.

COVID-19 Children's Health Vaccines Pregnancy Breastfeeding

No Warning Signs

A seemingly healthy 16-year-old collapsed while playing basketball with his dad. Hope came in the form of the expertise of a local cardiologist...and the help of a fighter pilot. Read Quinn's story.

Heart Health Children's Health Heart Attack Safety Tips Pediatric Cardiology

Wearing a Coat in the Car Can Be Dangerous

Even though COVID-19 may be reducing our travel, it’s still important to know how to safely dress your child when they are riding in the car.

Children's Health Injury Prevention Car Safety

Supporting Your Medically Complex Child into Adult Care

When your child is a medically complex patient, it’s important that their transition from pediatric specialty care to adult care goes smoothly. Here’s the steps you can take with your care team to support your child.

Children's Health

Feeling Too Old for a Pediatrician? Tips for Young Adults Seeking Adult Care

Need to see a doctor but feeling too old to ask your parents to make an appointment? By taking a few simple steps, you can ensure that you are able to take care of yourself, become more independent and remain healthy as you grow older. Here’s the steps you can take with the help of your parents.

Children's Health

Travel Has Changed, But Car Seat Safety Remains

COVID-19 may be changing commutes and limiting travel, but it’s still important for your child to be riding in a vehicle safely.To keep your child protected in the event of a crash, here are some child passenger safety tips and reminders.

Children's Health Injury Prevention Car Safety

Top 5 Home Cooking Safety Tips

With favorite restaurants now closed or limited to outdoor dining, there has been a surge in interest around home cooking. Whether you are an expert home chef or teaching yourself the basics, kitchen mistakes happen. Cooking is the top cause of fires and fire-related injuries in the home. Check out UVM Medical Center's tips for keeping you and your household safe from kitchen-related injuries.

Injury Prevention Children's Health Safety Tips

Pediatrics to Primary Care: Transition Tips for Parents

Young adults face numerous life changes and challenges as they prepare for adulthood (or “adulting” as they’d say). Learning how to cook and clean, do the laundry, get an oil change or run an errand at the store, adolescents pick up a significant amount of skills at this age, but one bit of education that

Children's Health Parenting

Masks and Kids: What You Need to Know

Nilgun Zimakas, MD, a pediatrician with UVM Children’s Hospital, gives us guidance on how to talk to your children about mask wearing.  

Children's Health COVID-19

Back to School: Bus, Bike and Car Safety During COVID-19

As educators and parents prepare for children to return to school safely during COVID-19, there are new anxiety-inducing concerns facing families. While much of the discussion has focused on what happens inside school, it’s important to consider safety precautions when traveling to and from school.

Children's Health COVID-19 Injury Prevention Back to School Car Safety Safety Tips

Helping Your Child Cope During COVID-19

While available evidence indicates that most children are not at higher risk for COVID-19, there are plenty of challenges facing parents and families during the pandemic. Read UVM Medical Center's tips for supporting your child during this time.

Mental Health Children's Health COVID-19

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