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Winter Coats & Car Seat Safety

Temperatures are falling and it’s time to start dressing for colder weather. You might be getting your child’s winter jacket from storage or purchasing something to keep a new baby warm. However, winter coats and snowsuits may be dangerous for children to wear in a car seat. How Can a Winter Coat Be

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What You Need to Know About RSV, Flu and COVID Right Now

COVID-19, RSV flu and other viruses are prevalent right now and pediatric hospitalizations for respiratory illnesses are on the rise. What can families do to prevent and prepare for these viruses? In this Q&A, we asked our experts Rebecca Bell, MD, a pediatric critical care physician at The

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House Calls May Be History, but School Calls Are Just Getting Going

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Top 3 Tips to Avoid the Flu

Health care workers are on the front lines during flu season. But we don’t follow any secret formula to avoid getting sick. In fact, our approach can be adopted by anyone looking to stay healthy or slow the spread of the influenza virus. Take Flu Seriously People don’t take flu seriously enough, and

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Am I Still Protected?

We’ve learned that the COVID-19 virus changes over time. Are you wondering if the COVID-19 vaccine dose(s) you received months ago are still effective? We’ve got all the facts about the new bivalent COVID-19 booster from Rebecca Bell, MD, pediatric critical care physician at The University of

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Should I Go To the Emergency Department?

It is important to know that the Emergency Department does not work on a first-come, first-served basis. Instead, patients are seen by severity of symptoms. So it is often much faster -- and an overall better use of medical resources -- to be seen at an Urgent Care clinic if you are not in a

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How Can I Get My Child To Eat Better?

At this time of year especially, grocery stores are stocked top to bottom with enticing snacks, making it a challenge for parents and caregivers to navigate their child’s nutrition. Here, certified childhood and adolescent weight management expert Alison Precourt, RD, CDE, a clinical nutritionist at

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Home Remedies for Flu

There are many traditional and non-traditional home remedies people use to feel more comfortable and able to rest as cold and flu viruses run their course. Try a few of the following suggestions next time you’re feeling ill, but check with your primary health care provider before starting any new

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Who Gets Screened for Lung Cancer? More Patients Now.

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7 Tips for Halloween Safety

While Halloween can be a very exciting time for children and parents, it can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year. In fact, Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for child pedestrians. Children are three times more likely to be struck and killed by a car on Halloween, according to

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Flu Vaccine: The Top 5 Myths Busted

Every flu season, people decide to skip the flu shot, but it’s an important piece of your preventive health care. Here we clear up some of the most common flu falsehoods. Myth #1: The flu is like the common cold – it’s not a big deal. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness that is

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6 Health Conditions That Increase Your Risk of Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year, with rare exceptions. But for some groups, it’s especially important. Here are the top six health conditions that increase your chances of getting the flu

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Moving the Health Care Needle

From a conference room in the clinic of The University of Vermont Medical Center’s Comprehensive Pain Program, Jon Porter, MD, discusses the challenge of treating chronic pain. The condition can impact every aspect of a person’s life, Dr. Porter notes: work, family roles, social relationships and

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Pumpkin Spice: Beyond the Hype

One of the most popular fall flavors is pumpkin, from pumpkin bread to pie to the ever-so-popular pumpkin spice latte. But, do PSL lovers know what is in each sip? Let’s break down the pumpkin spice latte and try a healthy alternative snack. What’s In Your Latte? A typical, store-bought pumpkin

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