Many modern consumer products include phthalates: food containers, construction materials, clothing, cosmetics, and medications. Phthalates are not chemically linked to other ingredients in these products, so they can easily leak out of them. As a result, people are exposed to them without realizing it. For example, skin absorbs the phthalates in makeup. Phthalates in plastic […]

More than 65 percent of senior adults who come into the emergency room are seen for injuries they sustained at home, usually due to a fall. As vision and balance decline with age, the risk of falls increases for older people in the home. Falls Prevention: Making a Home Safe Let’s learn how to make our […]

It’s Fire Prevention Awareness this October. It’s a great time to review common hazards and tips. For more information please watch our video. Fire Hazard #1: Outlets Full of Cords Our Concern: There is an outlet overloaded with cords near the radiator and long curtains. Suggestions: Power bars with surge protectors are a good alternative […]

The third week of September is Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week. Car crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for children. These deaths and injuries can be prevented by use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Parents and caregivers are sometimes confused. Questions range from “what seat should I buy before I […]

Join us for “Health Care Decisions: Planning Today for Tomorrow’s Unknowns,” a free workshop offered by the UVM Medical Center. The class takes place on October 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UVM Medical Center’s Davis Auditorium. This class is offered as part of our HealthSource series of classes. Learn more and register at UVMHealth.org/MedCenterHealthsource. […]

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. […]

Join us for “An Alternative to Colonoscopy for Low Risk People,” a free class offered by John King, MD. The class takes place on September 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the UVM Medical Center’s Davis Auditorium. This class is offered as part of our HealthSource series of classes. Learn more and register at UVMHealth.org/MedCenterHealthsource. Free […]

The school year is here again. Whether your child is starting kindergarten or finishing high school, it’s a good time to make sure he or she is up-to-date on vaccinations. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by safely strengthening the body’s natural defenses. In doing so, they help us develop immunity to disease. Here are […]

Summer has a tendency to wrap up all too soon. Suddenly, we’re surrounded by “Back to School” sales everywhere we look, and we can sense a touch of fall crispness in the air. August isn’t over yet though, and there’s still time to make the best of it before the kids head back to school. To […]

On August 20 I’m taking my six-year-old daughter to Nashville, Tennessee to see the Great American Eclipse. This is the first eclipse to sweep across both coasts of the United States in 99 years. A partial eclipse will be visible in Vermont, peaking at 2:40 p.m. on Monday August 21. To see the moon completely block […]