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July 25, 2019
Hot, dry and still conditions on Lake Champlain and other bodies of fresh water with high concentrations of phosphorous and nitrogen can spur blooms of toxic cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae. We talked to Eike Blohm, MD, about the dangers and how to stay safe while enjoying the lake. Blohm is a physician in the
July 24, 2019
Nothing takes the fun out of a day at the beach than when a child complains of an ear ache. Lewis First, MD lends everyone an ear and a few tips on something we call swimmer's ear.
July 21, 2019
Summer brings fun, but it can also bring injuries if we are not careful or prepared. The most common summer injuries include cuts, ticks, poison ivy, sunburns, eye injuries, and broken bones. Fortunately, it’s simple to take preventive measures to stop these problems in their tracks. One great way to prepare is to create two
July 18, 2019
Do you know how many species of snake live in Vermont? According to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, there are 11 species in the state. Almost all of these snakes are harmless. The only venomous snakes in Vermont are a handful of timber rattlesnakes living in small pockets in Rutland County. They are considered
July 16, 2019
Your brain is one of your most important organs. And, when you are riding your bicycle, your helmet is often the only thing between your head and a serious traumatic brain injury. Do I need to replace a bike helmet? Like most pieces of safety equipment, a bike helmet needs to be replaced on occasion.
July 11, 2019
Summer is a great time in Vermont for enjoying the outdoors. We are lucky to have so many beautiful areas to explore and enjoy. Most of the time, things go just fine, but reviewing some basic safety precautions will help keep people safe. Swimming holes I love swimming, especially during these hot summer days. Swimming
July 9, 2019
Summer is in full swing and along with longer days, we are seeing higher temperatures. For many, summer brings an opportunity to transition exercise to the outdoors. This is a great way to enjoy all that our region has too offer, but is it always safe to exercise outside during the peak heat of summer?
July 2, 2019
Fishing season is upon us! Many of you may plan to get out this summer and enjoy the pastime. For those who share a love of the sport, here are tips to keep the season memorable for all the right reasons. Using Tackle Tackle and hooks are very sharp. Always keep them out of the
June 26, 2019
With summer here, Lewis First, MD is getting grilled by families about safety precautions they should be taking when they barbecue outside. He offers these tips for keeping reducing backyard injuries.
June 18, 2019
If you’re looking for dangerous spiders, Vermont is not the state for you. While most spiders produce some type of venom, the types of spiders in Vermont are not harmful. Spider bites are not common, and most spiders will cause only minor symptoms, such as pain, swelling, redness and itching if they bite you. Types
May 29, 2019
Parents have been driving up to me with lots of questions about how they can ensure their teen drives safely once they have their license. Well, let me take the wheel and provide some information on this topic of safe driving. Be a role model More than 5,500 teens die in this country every year
May 15, 2019
Parents have been driving up to me with questions about new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding car seats. One question I get asked is, just how long should a child be placed rear-facing. 3 Types of Car Seats There are three basic types of car seats, rear-facing, convertible, and booster seats. Choosing
May 2, 2019
Sign up for a FREE Stop the Bleed Training course. Learn more and register. Blood loss, or hemorrhage, is the most common cause of preventable death, except for injury. In many cases, medical personnel are not on the scene of an accident or injury at work quickly enough to control bleeding. That leaves it to
April 18, 2019
Everyone knows it’s important to wear a helmet to protect your head. Helmets can reduce your risk from a serious brain or head injury. The catch? Helmets only work if they are used the right way. It’s important to always use a helmet specifically designed for your activity. Each sport or activity has a helmet
April 5, 2019
Texting while driving is a dangerous combination of visual, manual and cognitive distractions and can often be fatal. Get tips on how to avoid being a distracted driver.