Kim Pratt doesn’t believe she’ll ever recover from the heartbreak of losing her 26-year-old son, Tyler Carter, to his decade-long battle with substance use disorder. But she says her “Embrace Hope” initiative helps her move forward by honoring Tyler’s memory while serving others who are affected by the opioid epidemic.   Three months after Tyler’s death […]

Alice Hyde nurses recount their experience with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Registered Nurse Courtnee Davenport has cared for newborn children and mothers at University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center for a decade. But she can remember her worst brush with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) like it was yesterday. That morning the […]

Parents have been asking for my aid, I guess you would say “First aid,” in stocking a first aid kit. Let me bandage up those concerns and provide some answers on this topic. Each year, Emergency Departments see more than 9 million minor injuries. Many of these can be handled at home, assuming you have […]

People always remember where they were at specific tragic dates in history, whether on a national or personal scale. When people ask me where I was on September 11, 2001, I remember it vividly. I had just said, “I do not think my day could be any worse.” I was amputating the leg of a 7-year-old […]