I am the mother of an almost 5-year-old girl with leukemia. I am also a primary care physician at the University of Vermont Medical Center. I support the removal of the philosophical exemption to vaccination by the Vermont Legislature. My daughter Merin just endured 9 months of toxic chemotherapy and their side effects. Thankfully, she […]

My name is Noah Cohen, and I am the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals 2015 Vermont Champion. My first three months as a champion have been busy. I have been to two dance-a-thons, one at the University of Vermont, one at Middlebury College. Staying up all night and dancing with all of the college kids was crazy and […]

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. IBS is common with worldwide prevalence estimated at 9 percent to 23 percent. Yet, many people remain undiagnosed and unaware that their symptoms indicate a medically recognized disorder. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common diagnosis in children. When we hear about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), we may […]

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In infants and children, MRIs are used to evaluate problems like headaches, seizures, hearing difficulties, abdominal pain, cancers, and congenital anomalies. One of the advantages that MRIs have over a […]

I was six years old when I first entered a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospital. I entered my second Children’s Miracle Network hospital this past week, more than twelve years later, for a different reason. When I was six years old, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I spent three years of my life in […]

There’s been a lot of attention in the media about the number of children taking antipsychotic and other psychiatric medications. The assumption behind most of these stories is that these drugs are being overprescribed, and given to children with minor behavioral issues. A recent story in a European newspaper about the increased use of ADHD […]

Spring has sprung and that might mean so have your allergies. As the bloom begins the pollen is pushed out into the atmosphere and for many that means the beginning of sniffling, sneezing, coughing, dark circles under the eyes, watery and itchy eyes, and asthma exacerbations. What causes allergies? The biggest spring allergy trigger is […]