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August 31, 2020
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.
July 29, 2020
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.
July 29, 2020
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.
July 1, 2020
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.
June 15, 2020
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.
June 12, 2020
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.
May 20, 2020
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.
May 11, 2020
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.
April 27, 2020
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.
February 26, 2020
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.
February 7, 2020
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
February 3, 2020
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
January 27, 2020
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.
December 20, 2019
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
December 19, 2019
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