With the Fourth of July coming up, parents may be firing off questions about whether or not they should allow their children to light fireworks, even the smaller types. Vermont law only allows the use of sparklers less than 14 inches long with no more than 20 grams of pyrotechnic mixture, keeping them in compliance […]

Approximately 250,000 people per year in the U.S. develop asthma because of weight gain. Asthma is often thought of as a disease of children, who have difficulty breathing when their airways constrict in response to infections, exercise and allergies – and that is one type of asthma. However, we live in a time when many […]

As we gear up for the summer and warmer temperatures, I’d like to talk about the danger of heatstroke and the possibility of overheating occurring if a child is left unattended in a vehicle. Most people are not aware that children are more susceptible to heatstroke because their bodies heat up much faster than adults’ […]

One in six Americans could get sick from food poisoning this year. Before you set out for your next picnic or barbecue, be aware of potential food-related poisonings. During the summer months, foodborne illnesses are on the rise. Bacteria and viruses are the most common cause of food poisoning. Food poisoning is an illness caused […]

Biking season is here. As a biking enthusiast, I enjoy seeing people out recreating on their bikes or using them as their primary mode of transportation. As the Injury Prevention Coordinator for the UVM Medical Center, what I don’t enjoy seeing is people on their bikes without a helmet. Nationally, more than 500,000 people visit to the […]

Warm weather has arrived! And with higher temperatures comes everyone’s favorite summer tradition – picnics and barbecues. Whether you spend the afternoon in the back yard or hike a mountain to picnic at the top, eating outside is a great way to spend time with family and enjoy nature. Unfortunately, picnics and barbecues can also […]

Every summer, the University of Vermont Medical Center Division of Plastics and Reconstruction Surgery provides trauma reconstructive care to children who have been injured by lawn mowers. This year, we want to reach out to families and urge them to reconsider how they mow their lawns when there are children around. It is our hope that […]

Join us on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 for our free “Text U L8R” Summer Program. Learn more and register at “Text U L8R” Summer Program.  The UVM Medical Center and the Clinical Simulation Laboratory at the UVM College of Medicine created “TXT U L8R” to discourage individuals from texting while driving. Key elements include a demonstration of […]