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5 Simple Ways to Avoid Distracted Driving

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.

Injury Prevention Safety Tips

Winter’s Over! Let’s Avoid Injury This Spring

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

Wellness Injury Prevention

5 Ways to Prevent Falls at Home

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

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How to Prevent Poisoning

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

Injury Prevention Poisoning

The Injury That Affects 486,000 Americans Every Year

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

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What You Need To Know About Radon

1 in 8 Vermont homes has unsafe levels of radon. Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America. Each year, radon claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans. In Vermont, one in eight homes is affected by unsafe levels of radon. While you can’t see, smell or taste radon,

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Ignite Your Knowledge of Fireplace Safety

With winter here, parents have been stacking up questions about making fireplaces as safe as possible for the family. Let me fire up some seasonal information on this topic. First, fireplaces can be a cause for some significant burns in children and adults, not to mention carbon monoxide poisoning. If you are going to use

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The Injury That Affects 3.8 Million Athletes Annually

Are you ready for a fun-filled and safe winter season!? The UVM Medical Center’s Rehab Therapy Center wants to ensure you know everything you need to in order to stay healthy. Concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a hot topic today — and for good reason. Sports-related concussions impact about 3.8 million athletes each

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Create a First Aid Kit for Family Safety

Parents have been asking for my aid, I guess you would say “First aid,” in stocking a first aid kit. Let me bandage up those concerns and provide some answers on this topic. Each year, Emergency Departments see more than 9 million minor injuries. Many of these can be handled at home, assuming you have

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Protecting Your Family From Radon

Have you ever heard of radon? Radon is a natural gas that forms from the breakdown of radioactive metals (such as uranium, thorium, or radium) in rocks, soil, and groundwater. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking. Breathing air with radon is dangerous because radon gas decays into particles that

Injury Prevention Poisoning

Snow Shoveling: Tips to Avoid Common Injuries

Winter has not started off lightly this year and it is certainly far from over. Winter’s cold and snow brings smiles to the faces of winter sport enthusiasts, but the idea of ice, shoveling, and snow removal is quite a different story for others. In fact, far too many of us end up visiting an

Wellness Injury Prevention

The Chilling Truth: Frostbite Requires Medical Attention

Lewis First, MD's tips about recognizing and preventing frostbite in children will hopefully melt away any concerns parents have when it comes to knowing more about frostbite.

Children's Health Injury Prevention First With Kids Child Safety

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