February is Heart Month so the time is now to think about your heart and how to keep it healthy! Many people may not know that dental health is directly related to heart health. New information from the American Dental Association and other trusted medical journals have confirmed what we have seen in practice for […]

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 […]

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- Watch the TV segment at the link above, or read the transcript below for helpful information on this important topic. WCAX: Kids across our region are getting diagnosed with ADHD, but the disorder can stir debate. Psychiatrist Dr. David Rettew, you know him well. He’s a regular on […]

Over the past several decades there has been a reduction in the number of death and injuries caused by residential fires. This is in large part due to increased public awareness surrounding the importance of installation of smoke alarms and fire safety education. However, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fire-related […]

The first week in February is Burn Awareness Week. The majority of burn-related accidents occur in the home and are considered preventable, making it all the more important to bring attention to potential dangers in our homes. Every day, over 300 children ages 0-19 are treated in emergency rooms for burn-related injuries and two children […]

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month Glaucoma affects nearly three million Americans and is a major cause of vision loss and blindness around the world. The disease is most common as we age. Beyond age sixty-five, glaucoma develops in 2-3 percent of whites and 4-6 percent of African-Americans. Glaucoma also occurs in infancy and middle age, […]

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) refers to a large family of viruses that affect both men and women. It is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection in the US and is transmitted by simple contact. Different strains of HPV can cause small warts or growths on the skin, plantar warts on the foot, warts in the genital […]

When you spend time outside on the trails being prepared and well fed will make your family’s time outside more comfortable and fun. Here’s how you can make that happen. Stay Hydrated During the winter, staying hydrated is important to feel your best, perform at your peak, and stay healthy and safe. Dehydration is common […]

Winter is just around the corner and before you know it the snow will be falling. Soon, we will be dusting off our snowshoes, skis, skates, sleds, and helmets to get ready for the winter fun. Making sure that your gear is in proper working condition is important, but it is equally important to know how […]