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 […]

In 2015, poison centers were consulted about almost 14,400 carbon monoxide exposures. Most exposures were reported in the colder months, between November and March. As temperatures across the country drop, many of us will start up our fireplaces, fire up the generators if the power goes out, and gas up our snow blowers. What do […]

Many Vermonters – including health care providers – feel uncertain and concerned about the future of health care in light of the significant political changes the national elections triggered. We want our patients to know that regardless of these developments, the University of Vermont Health Network is committed to improving quality and controlling costs by […]

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The Clinical Simulation Laboratory at the University of Vermont has programs that train healthcare professionals to identify and work with patients who are victims of human trafficking. Guest blogger Jasmine Marino shares her story.  I was 18 years old.. I just graduated from a vocational high school and passed the test in […]

Parents have been campaigning for me to help them educate their children about the presidential election – and elections in general. Talking about the issues around an election helps your children learn about these issues, think about them critically, and enables you to clear up misconceptions your children might have heard from friends on the […]

When it comes to security in our everyday lives, we know the basics: lock the door, lock the car, and pay attention to your surroundings. However, when it comes to security while using the Internet, the basics may not be as straightforward. More and more, we’re using the Internet to make purchases and transmit sensitive […]

Join us on November 9, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the free “New to Medicare Seminar.” The seminar will take place at the UVM Medical Center Davis Auditorium. Click here to register.  It’s never too early to start your Medicare planning. For most, Medicare benefits begin at age 65. For others, Medicare benefits […]