Kids need sleep. Without enough of it, they are at increased risk for behavioral problems, attentional difficulties and even obesity. The amount of sleep a child needs is variable and generally depends on the child’s age. The National Sleep Foundation reports that, on average, children need the following amount of sleep: Below 12 months of […]

The following is a guest blog post from Clara Emlen, Miss Vermont Teenager 2013, of Calais, Vermont. Clara is an ardent supporter of The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital at the UVM Medical Center. She continues to raise money to support the hospital. Here she describes how she became involved and why she continues to […]

“Hi, I’m Rebecca with Art from the Heart. Do you want to make paper airplanes to fly at your doctors or nurses?” As volunteers visiting patients and families at The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital at the UVM Medical Center, we need quick and playful ways to evaluate how to offer support and offer families […]

Hey y’all!  My name is Victoria LaRen and I am 15 years old. I have a stomach malrotation. A malrotation happens between the 4th and 12thweek of fetal life and is when rotation and fixation occurs. For me, my artery (SMA) and my main vein (SMV) are on opposite sides of my stomach. I ended […]