Showing Stories tagged with: Injury Prevention
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December 5, 2022
Working From Home? Check Your Ergonomics
Let’s face it, our homes are not necessarily equipped to be our workspaces, yet ergonomics is essential to your working environment – wherever it is – to prevent stress on your body. These ergonomic basics will keep you comfortable and productive during your working days from home.
November 23, 2022
Travel Has Changed, But Car Seat Safety Remains
Car crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for children. In many cases, these deaths and injuries can be prevented by use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Here are some child passenger safety tips and reminders.
October 10, 2022
7 Tips for Halloween Safety
While Halloween can be a very exciting time for children and parents, it can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year.
February 23, 2022
What Is the Point of Yoga?
Sidelined by a foot injury, I began a low-impact yoga challenge with one question in mind: Is yoga a good cardiovascular workout?
July 30, 2021
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.
July 2, 2021
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.
June 7, 2021
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.
June 1, 2021
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.
June 1, 2021
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.
January 8, 2021
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.
November 6, 2020
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.
October 30, 2020
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.
October 23, 2020
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.
September 28, 2020
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.
September 9, 2020
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.