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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.
April 2, 2019
After a tough Vermont winter, where the sun was a stranger far too often, many of us are exited for spring and a chance to enjoy the outdoors. Tempted by the blue skies and warmer temperatures, we’re ready to get in our first run, bike ride, or hike. However, this enthusiasm may cause us to end up with
March 19, 2019
Spring is here! If you plan on cleaning and organizing your home as part of spring cleaning, now is the perfect time to make sure your clean home is also a falls free home. Falls aren’t an inevitable part of aging, but they are common. In Vermont, unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury-related
March 18, 2019
March 17-23 is National Poison Prevention Week. We all have a role to play in preventing poisonings. Learn more about Poison Prevention in Northern New England and get resources from the UVM Medical Center. Poisonings affect people of all ages, in all kinds of situations. The Northern New England Poison Center (NNEPC) is available 24/7 to
February 5, 2019
February 4-10 is Burn Awareness Week. Burns are an extremely common injury. According to the American Burn Association, someone in the United States sustains a burn injury requiring treatment almost every minute. That’s approximately 486,000 serious burn injuries a year! In fact, the University of Vermont Medical Center has seen more than 300 clinic visits