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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.

Aging Well Injury Prevention Bone Health

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

Working From Home? Set Yourself up for Success

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.

COVID-19 Injury Prevention

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Injury Prevention Children's Health Safety Tips

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.

Injury Prevention Safety Tips

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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