Late last month, I headed out for an evening meeting at 6 p.m. The sunset was gorgeous. It was bittersweet to think that at that time in September, we still had an hour of daylight left. With the change of the clocks and shortening of days, sunset is earlier and sunrise is later. It’s important […]

Today, like every day, more than 3,400 people will lose their lives on the world’s roads. Many of them are young men and women at the start of their adult lives. Almost half of all road traffic deaths are among pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is […]

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 […]

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 […]