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 […]

Get summer safety tips from Dr. Daniel Weinstein, Medical Director of Urgent Care and Family Medicine Physician at the UVM Medical Center. He tells us about some precautions we can take to stay safe while enjoying the beautiful summer weather in Vermont. Listen to the interview at the link below or read the transcript that […]

More than 80,000 people go to the emergency room each year due to lawn mower injuries. The numbers rise each year. This is troubling and alarming. Young children are at the greatest risk for devastating injuries, reconstructive surgery, permanent disfigurement and disability, or even amputation of a body part. Play an active role in preventing […]

The Fourth of July brings to mind picnics, swimming, family, friends and, of course, fireworks. Yet, it also brings to mind danger: fireworks, when not handled properly, can cause serious injury. On average, 250 people arrive to the emergency room daily due to fireworks-related injuries around the Fourth of July holiday. So, all the more important […]

The UVM Medical Center is Vermont’s only Level I Trauma Center. Here to tell us more about what this certification means for patients, families and physicians is Dr. Ajai Malhotra, division chief of acute care surgery. Listen to the interview at the link below or read the transcript that follows. Learn more about Trauma Surgery […]

May is ATV Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were approximately 340 All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)-related deaths and 97,200 ATV-related injuries treated at emergency departments in the United States in 2015. Approximately 20% of all ATV-related fatalities since 1982 have occurred among children under the age of 16 It’s ATV […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]