Trisomy Awareness Month takes place in March.  What is trisomy?   Our genes, which are coded for in DNA, contain the information that makes us who we are. In living cells, DNA is packaged into “chunks” called chromosomes. At the moment of conception, we inherit 23 chromosomes from our mother in the egg and 23 from […]

Have you heard of MTHFR testing? You probably will. Here’s the information you need to make an informed decision about it. What is MTHFR? According to the Internet, MTHFR is a gene responsible for everything from fatigue and impotence to vaccination reaction and autism. But, that’s not right. As a pediatric geneticist, I am here […]

Pregnancy and early parenthood are filled with intense changes that can bring both joy and stress. Research shows that mindfulness can boost our moods and reduce anxiety and depression. It can also improve concentration and memory, decrease heart disease and high blood pressure, and strengthen our immune systems. What is the difference between mindfulness and […]

Preeclampsia is a condition in which a woman develops high blood pressure during the second half of pregnancy. It can be life-threatening for mother and baby and may necessitate early delivery. How is preeclampsia diagnosed and treated? Preeclampsia is diagnosed when a woman with previously normal blood pressure develops high blood pressure. She also begins […]

Join us at the Wings Over Vermont 2016 Air Show, August 13 and 14, 2016 in Burlington. The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital is one of WOV’s 2016 beneficiaries. We have the only Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) serving Vermont and Northern New York, where we provide highly specialized care for more than […]