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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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‘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

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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

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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

Charlotte’s Story: Patient- and Family-Centered Care

On my son's fifth day of life, after returning home we had a morning filled with snoozing and nursing and diaper changing and more nursing, until our lives changed forever. Read Charlotte's story.

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What Toys to Buy for Your Young Child

Last week, I unwrapped some safety tips regarding how to ensure the toys you buy your child for the holidays are safe ones—so this week, instead of talking unsafe toys,  I’m game for suggesting some appropriate toys to buy for your younger child—especially in an era where digital toys are becoming more and more prevalent.

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First With Kids: Presenting the Best Toys to Buy for Your Young Child

With the holidays approaching, families have been shopping for some information in regard to buying safe toys for their children this year. Well, fortunately, I have a direct line to Santa who is the expert when it comes to safe toys, and he wanted me to share with you the following information: Read labels First,

Children's Health

4 Tips for Holiday Toy Safety

What is the first thing you think about when you go shopping for a gift? It can be for a birthday, a holiday, or another special event. Do you think about your budget? Do you try to remember their hobby or favorite color? For me, I always think about the safety of the gift. Especially

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First With Kids: Invite Gratitude to Thanksgiving This Year

With Thanksgiving here, parents have been grateful for any tips to help their children learn about gratitude and its importance. Thankfully, I can provide some information on the topic of gratitude. What is gratitude? Gratitude is about being thankful for the things we have. It is pausing to notice and appreciate things we may often

Children's Health First With Kids

Winter Coats & Car Seat Safety

Temperatures are falling and it’s time to start dressing for colder weather. You might be getting your child’s winter jacket from storage or purchasing something to keep a new baby warm. However, winter coats and snowsuits may be dangerous for children to wear in a car seat. Why could a winter coat be dangerous? In

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