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Feet First and Down We Go: Tips for Safe Sledding

When most people think of sledding, they think of these hills covered in children bundled up in snow suits pulling sleds and tubes up the hill only to slide down it again. People also assume most injuries in sledding are minor and only impact children. But that’s not the case! No matter your age, there

Injury Prevention Children's Health Head Injury

5 Tips to Prevent Contact Burns

It can take less than one second for a contact burn to occur. Contact burns can be minor, but they can also result in serious injury. In 2018, approximately 70,000 people were cared for in emergency departments for burns. A third of those individuals were children under the age of 5. In honor of Burn

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Watch for Me: How to Ensure Pedestrian Safety

Walking is one of the best exercises around! It is free, accessible to many people, and can be done alone or with a group. Learn how to stay safe while walking, and if you are driving, how to watch for walkers.

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How to Save a Life? Stop the Bleed.

Growing up ski racing, there were always a couple kids here and there who fell on their ski and got cut — though it was never to the cubic size that athletes are cut to now. It wasn’t something we thought about, or really had to deal with. As an athlete, I can say with

Injury Prevention

Top 5 Tips to Prevent Winter Injuries

Winter is a beautiful season, but it can also be frightful and full of injury risks. Here are our top 5 hints for keeping you and your loved ones safe so you can enjoy the delights of winter weather without visiting us! The weather outside is frightful Regular ice, black ice, compacted snow, all of

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Winter Driving: Use Headlights to Stay Safe on Dark, Wintry Roads

Winter means that many of us are traveling to work at dawn and coming home at dusk. It’s important to use your headlights when driving around dawn or dusk or in other cases when visibility is poor — whatever the clock says. It makes a difference when it comes to car safety. But I can

Injury Prevention Car Safety

How to Prevent Burns During the Holidays

When you think of holiday burn prevention, a lot of it focuses on making sure candles aren’t left unsupervised and placed far away from flammable holiday decorations (looking at your poorly watered Christmas trees and fake autumn leaf displays). Today, I want to talk to you about preventing burns and scald burns in the kitchen

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How to Stay Warm on Halloween Night

We all know that children (and adults!) love Halloween. While we love to see the smile on children’s faces, we have to remember that October can be a chilly time. Before going out in your neighborhood, be smart and think ahead about the weather. Here are some tips on how to stay warm on Halloween

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Getting Back to Exercising After Time Off

Warm weather and the long days of summer are behind us and you realize you didn’t quite get back into that exercise routine as you planned. First, know that you are not alone and that any time is a good time to get into a fitness routine. Keep a few key recommendations in mind and

Wellness Injury Prevention Fitness

How to Stay Safe During Hunting Season

There is a chill in the air and the leaves are changing color. That means it must be hunting season again! It doesn’t matter if your game of choice is deer, turkey, or black bear, we have some basic safety tips to help keep your hunting party safe! Be sure to dress in bright colors.

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11 Tips to Avoid Shoulder Injuries

You’re mountain biking and side-slam a tree. You toss a football with friends and one decides to tackle you. You take a short fall while bouldering. Something pops. You can’t move your arm much. Yup, you just dislocated your shoulder. Shoulder dislocations commonly occur as the result of an injury where the arm is forced

Injury Prevention Sports Injury

Bats, Bites and Rabies

Bats are linked to human rabies cases. Forty-two of the 52 human cases of rabies in the U.S. between 1990 and 2016 were due to rabies from bats. While we see rabies in bats across the US, including Vermont, most bats do not have rabies. In Vermont, only 5 percent of bats have it. The

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This Safe House: How to Design Your Kitchen for Safety

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home and is one of the more well-traveled rooms of the house. It is also where many falls can occur. When it comes to freshening up a kitchen, organizing can go a long way. Here are a few tips to help you through the

Injury Prevention

This Safe House: Improve Your Curb Appeal & Safety, Too

There are a lot of downsides to getting older. For one, you don’t bounce back as fast as you used to and injuries can drastically affect your mobility and even independence. With falls being the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in older adults, it is extremely important to take active steps to reduce your risk

Injury Prevention

Backpack Safety: How to Protect Your Child's Posture & Spine Health

September 18 is National Backpack Safety Awareness Day. Follow these tips on how to select the best backpack for your child.

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