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Little Kids, Big Backpacks

The school year is almost here, but before you go back-to-school shopping, review these tips from Lewis First, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at University of Vermont Children's Hospital, on how to reduce your child’s risk of neck and back problems.

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Ring of Safety: Top 9 Fire Pit Safety Tips

Every summer the Emergency Department admits patients with serious or life-threatening burns from outdoor fires. Here’s expert guidance to kick off your campfire season safely.

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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

6 Tips for Safer Mountain Biking

Abby Beerman, an injury prevention coordinator at University of Vermont Medical Center, shares the six things you should do to stay safe and enjoy the thrill of mountain biking.

Injury Prevention Safety Tips

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.

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Staying Safe on the Slopes

Before you zip up your coat to hit the slopes, take a minute to review our health and safety tips.

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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

New to Canning? How to Avoid Botulism

Canning is a wonderful way to preserve your garden labors for cozy winter meals, but it’s critical to take steps to prevent a dangerous byproduct of improperly canned foods: botulism.

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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.

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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

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.

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Watch Your Step: Preventing Injury at Any Age

You are never too young to start thinking about fall risks, especially during the pandemic as we spend more time around the home. Follow these top tips for making small changes around your home to prevent falls for you and your family.

Injury Prevention Aging Well Safety Tips

Child Water Safety: Four Steps to Prevent Drowning

Seventy percent of children age 4 and under who drown were not expected to be at or in the water, according to a study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Read what you can do to keep kids safe.

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Prevent Falls to Avoid Osteoporosis Complications

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every four adults age 65 and older will fall. If the pandemic has led to a decrease in your daily exercise, this could put you at greater risk of falling. Read our tips on how to prevent falls at home and what to do if you do fall.

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Caring for Your Grandchildren? Set Yourself up for Success

While our communities slowly re-open, many grandparents may find themselves providing care for their grandchildren. Learn how to establish an open dialogue with your child and their spouse in order to prevent potential conflicts.

Injury Prevention Aging Well Caregiving Safety Tips

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