Jess Lukas, Director of Aquatics at the Greater Burlington YMCA, offers water safety advice in partnership with the University of Vermont Medical Center and UVM Children’s Hospital. We often say at the YMCA, “The world may be 71 percent water, but children are 100 percent curious.” That’s why, it’s never too early to talk safety. […]
There is no sight quite like fresh powder on a Vermont mountain. In fact, Vermont is often ranked among the top ski destinations in the United States with approximately 4 million visits a season to its various resorts in a typical year. Of course, this is not a typical year. Before you zip up your […]
Winter is coming whether we like it or not. Even though COVID-19 may be reducing our travel, it’s still important to know how to safely dress your child when they are riding in the car. While you want to keep them warm, wearing a winter coat in the car might be dangerous. Test to ensure […]
Kitchens are often referred to as the heart of a home. A kitchen is where families (or housemates) can gather to cook, eat and share what is going on in their lives. Many of us are spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and with favorite restaurants now closed or limited to outdoor […]
While our communities slowly re-open, access to summer camps and childcare is still limited meaning many grandparents may find themselves providing care for their grandchildren. If you are a grandparent, you may already feel comfortable looking after your grandchildren, but if this is a new arrangement for your family, we have a few tips to […]
Osteoporosis, which means brittle bones, is common and under-treated, but an incredibly important condition to manage. In fact, one in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Here’s a startling statistic: Each year, there are nearly 300,000 hip fractures in the US. After […]
As we continue to experience this prolonged state of working from home, I find myself terribly uncomfortable. Let’s face it, our homes are not necessarily equipped to be our workspaces, and we weren’t given much notice that our lives would be upended so dramatically, or for so long. If you’ve been working from home these past few months you’re likely […]
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are a popular recreational activity and they can be a useful tool for those who own large areas of land or farms, however the UVM Medical Center reports a threefold increase in ATV-related injuries in the Emergency Department this season.
The school year is ending and many summer camps and childcare programs remain closed prompting families to get creative in the way they entertain their children. More and more of these popping up in backyards, now seems like a good time to talk about safety.
Several years ago, I traveled to India to learn more about road safety risks. Like many growth regions of the world, India has many road safety challenges, so it might be easy to think we are pretty fortunate in the United States. But, the estimated road traffic death rate (per 100,000 population, 2013 data) was […]