Recently parents have been cooking up lots of questions about children and kitchen safety. Since children and parents spend a good deal of time in the kitchen, it’s no surprise that it is one of the most common sites for a household injury.  If you want a recipe for keeping your child safe when you’re […]

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- Watch the TV segment at the link above, or read the transcript below for information on this topic. WCAX: Tonight we are talking about autism, and here to help us understand the disorder and what appears to be a growing number of people being diagnosed is our friend […]

February is Heart Month so the time is now to think about your heart and how to keep it healthy! Many people may not know that dental health is directly related to heart health. New information from the American Dental Association and other trusted medical journals have confirmed what we have seen in practice for […]

With Valentine’s Day here, parents have been seeing red – not just in their children’s valentines, but from the blood that can come from their child’s nose when they have a nosebleed.  Hmm, “the clot thickens” so to speak, so let me provide some information on this topic. Nosebleeds are probably as common as the […]

As you may know from dumping a pot of pasta into a collider in the sink, a scald injury can happen to anyone of any age. However, young children and persons with disabilities are more likely to get severely injured from scald burns. Most scald burns are caused by hot liquid or steam and mainly […]

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- Watch the TV segment at the link above, or read the transcript below for helpful information on this important topic. WCAX: Kids across our region are getting diagnosed with ADHD, but the disorder can stir debate. Psychiatrist Dr. David Rettew, you know him well. He’s a regular on […]

Last week a parent asked me whether it was okay that her son likes playing with dolls. Another parent asked me if it was okay that her daughter was always playing with trucks. My answer in both cases is yes: that’s definitely okay.   When someone’s interests or clothing doesn’t follow the typical gender stereotypes, we […]

Over the past several decades there has been a reduction in the number of death and injuries caused by residential fires. This is in large part due to increased public awareness surrounding the importance of installation of smoke alarms and fire safety education. However, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fire-related […]

The first week in February is Burn Awareness Week. The majority of burn-related accidents occur in the home and are considered preventable, making it all the more important to bring attention to potential dangers in our homes. Every day, over 300 children ages 0-19 are treated in emergency rooms for burn-related injuries and two children […]