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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.

Injury Prevention COVID-19 Wellness

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.

Food and Nutrition Injury Prevention Poisoning

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

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

Watch Your Step: Preventing Injury at Any Age

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.

Injury Prevention Children's Health Safety Tips

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

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.

Aging Well Injury Prevention Bone Health

Celebrating With Fireworks on the Fourth of July? Expert Advice for Staying Safe.

With local cities and towns cancelling fireworks due to COVID-19, we expect an increase in fireworks displays being set from peoples’ backyards, so let’s talk safety. If you choose to light fireworks at home, please follow these safety tips.

Injury Prevention

ATV Injury Cases Triple at UVM Medical Center Prompting Safety Warning

All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are a popular recreational activity and they can be a useful tool for those who own large areas of land or farms, however the UVM Medical Center reports a threefold increase in ATV-related injuries in the Emergency Department this season.

Injury Prevention Children's Health Head Injury

Bouncing and Playing in the Backyard, Safely

Trampolines and bounce houses are fun and present a great way for kids to expend all that extra energy, but they come with risks. Learn basic ground rules to follow to reduce the risk of serious injury.

Injury Prevention Children's Health Head Injury

Poisoned from Foraging: Wild Ramp or False Hellebore? 

The UVM Medical Center Emergency Department has seen a spike in poisonings from people ingesting a plant called false hellebore that they thought were wild ramps. Find out how to tell the difference and what to do if you eat hellebore.

Injury Prevention Poisoning

Spring Fever is Healthy, Injuries Are Not

The signs of spring are outside my window. With nowhere to go, I know I’m not the only one tempted to tackle all the yard work projects that have been pushed off due to life and busy schedules. But, accidents do happen. Learn more about accident prevention and where to go if you are hurt.

Injury Prevention COVID-19

Safety and Cleaning Tips During COVID-19

Our poison prevention expert shares advice for safely using and storing cleaners, and debunks myths about drinking disinfectants. Get key safety steps for cleaning at home.

Injury Prevention COVID-19

Playing Safely with a Dog

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.

Children's Health Injury Prevention First With Kids Child Safety

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