The American Academy of Audiology (AAA), as well as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), each dedicate the month of May to raising awareness of hearing loss. Hearing loss is the third most common health care concern in the United States. Did you know that hearing loss can impact your understanding of conversation and speech, your […]

Taking your child to the pediatrician is something most of us take for granted. But for families living in low and middle-income countries where there is a lack of medical professionals, a trip to the doctor may seem as out of reach as winning the lottery. This is a major reason why over 3.5 million […]

When one of the patients in our child psychiatry clinic ends up needing to be hospitalized, he or she struggles with all the usual things that any other hospitalized child has to overcome including separation from family, pain, uncertainty, and falling behind in school. For our patients, however, there is often one more hurdle, namely, […]

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Most people may not be aware that children get arthritis, too. In fact, about 1 in every 1,000 children develops some type of arthritis. There are many different types of arthritis – one family of arthritis that is seen in children and one that is not. Inflammatory arthritis an autoimmune […]

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 […]