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Legends and Tall Tales About the Common Cold
We celebrate George Washington’s birthday this month, during a long cold and flu season. Much like President Washington, I cannot tell any lies – about these winter illnesses. Instead, I want to speak the truth about some rumors regarding the common cold. For example, parents ask me if you can catch a cold by being […]
Intermittent Fasting: Effective or Dangerous?
There’s a new diet craze taking hold. It’s called intermittent fasting and it refers to an eating style where you eat within a specific time period and fast the rest of the time. Some say intermitten...
Recipe: Vegetable Cabbage Soup for a Cold Winter's Day or Night
Cabbage is a leafy vegetable that varies in color from yellow-green to red-purple. It is a wonderfully versatile vegetable so it can be used in a wide array of manners: raw, cooked or fermented. With...
Remembering Those Who Gave the “Gift of Life”
It’s fitting that National Donor Day is February 14, a day we already associate with love. On this day, we raise awareness about organ donation and celebrate the lives of organ and tissue donors. Mos...
The Crushing Ways of First Love
Right around Valentine’s Day, parents always crush me with questions about their son or daughter’s first romantic relationship. Take heart and let me provide some information on this heartfelt topic....
“The Day After My First Birthday, I Had My First Surgery.”
My name is Jacob Mikkelsen and this is my sixth year collecting money for the Big Change Roundup For Kids. I was born with sagittal craniosynostosis, which means my head was growing long ways instead...
Choosing a Car Seat For Your New Baby
Expectant parents often consult child passenger safety (CPS) technicians to help them decide on a car seat to get for the coming baby. New moms, dads, and grandparents routinely ask me: “Did I get a ...
How We Are Improving Healthcare Experiences for LGBTQ+ Patients & Families
We recently received feedback from a transgender patient who sought care at our organization. She felt angry and disappointed to read her clinical treatment note and see repeated use of the wrong pro...
Heart Failure: How a Patient Education Program is Improving Lives in Vermont
More than five million Americans have heart failure, making it one of the leading causes of hospitalization. Five-hundred and fifty thousand new cases are diagnosed each year in United States. Expert...
Warts: A Common Cause of Worry for Parents
There are many myths and misconceptions about warts. We’ve probably all heard that one about getting them from touching a frog or toad. While you probably shouldn’t touch these amphibians for other r...
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