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Reality Bites: What To Do When Your Child Bites
Parents have been asking me a mouthful of questions about biting. Let me sink my teeth into this one and provide some information on this topic. First of all, biting should not occur with breastfeeding, since it is impossible to nurse and bite at the same time. When baby is sucking at the breast, their […]
Giving Newsletter September 2018
Giving - Making a Difference
Foraging for Mushrooms Can Be Risky
Every year the Northern New England Poison Center helps patients who have become sick after misidentifying mushrooms that they picked to eat. Among NNEPC cases, mistakes made while foraging are the s...
Energy Drinks: Harmful or Helpful?
Fall is here, which means that sports seasons start up and students delve back into their studies, taking all-nighters to study and write papers. All of these activities cause energy drinks to fly of...
Car Seats: New Guidance Advises Kids to Ride Rear-Facing As Long As Possible; Drops Age Criterion
You might have already heard that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated their recommendations on car safety seats. The new guidance is simply that infants and toddlers should ride in a...
Recipe for Health: Swiss Chard and Lentil Soup, A Simple Dinner
Swiss chard, most popular in Mediterranean countries, is a powerhouse of nutrition and vitamins. Try this recipe for Swiss chard and lentil soup today. Swiss Chard: A Nutritional Gem Swiss chard is o...
Preventing the Dreaded Diaper Rash
So many parents have been asking me for some rational tips on diaper rashes. Let me see if I can do more than just “skin the surface” with a few pointers. All babies will get a diaper rash at some ti...
Suicide in Vermont: Risk Factors, Insights and Tools to Help Friends and Loved Ones in Crisis
Today suicide ranks as the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. But in Vermont it’s the eighth leading cause of death. In recent years in Vermont, people have died by suicide at a rate m...
Give Yoga a Try!
September is National Yoga Awareness Month. Throughout September, yoga studios across the country will offer free classes and community events. Health Benefits Yoga comes from the Saskrit word “yuji...
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