With the health care experts from Central Vermont Medical Center, University of Vermont Health Network. Every flu season, people decide not to get the flu shot for reasons based on misconceptions about flu and flu vaccines. To help you make an informed decision, we put five of the most common myths under the microscope to […]

Grandmother, aerospace worker, mother, software engineer, aunt, father, daycare employee, attorney, teacher, healthcare worker. What do these people have in common? They all unintentionally left a child to die in a hot car. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. On average, every 8 days a child dies from heatstroke in […]

Undescended Testicles: What is Normal? Normally testicles form inside the abdomen or belly and then travel south into the scrotum. Occasionally this doesn’t happen. The testicle stays in the belly, resulting in what we call an undescended testicle. This is a fairly common condition affecting about 30 percent of preterm male infants and about 4 […]

Poisonous plants are all around us. Some plants can be harmful if you touch them, eat them, or burn them. Sometimes, the whole plant is harmful. Other times, just part of a plant is harmful. Young children often put harmful plants in their mouths. Adults sometimes pick harmful plants to eat, thinking they are safe. […]

Summer is here and many Vermonters will spend more time outside. During the warmer months, the Northern New England Poison Center manages many calls about pesticides, such as insect repellants, also known as bug spray. Bug Spray Bug sprays with DEET are effective at preventing bites from mosquitos, ticks, and other pests. They help you avoid pain and […]