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Don’t Look Away: How to Recognize Child Abuse
We all play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect, and the first step is to recognize it when it happens. Experts from the Child Safe Program at UVM Children’s Hospital explain how to be part of the solution.
COVID-19 Q&A: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and the COVID-19 VaccineResearch
Pregnancy is considered a high-risk health category during COVID-19, making pregnant individuals eligible for the vaccine before the general public. You may have questions or concerns about the safety of the vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and we are here to help.
No Warning SignsMaking a Difference
A seemingly healthy 16-year-old collapsed while playing basketball with his dad. Hope came in the form of the expertise of a local cardiologist...and the help of a fighter pilot.
First With Kids: What You Need to Know About Teen SuicideCaring for Kids
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for 15 to 24-year-olds. Dr. First provides some helpful information for parents dealing with this difficult subject.
Wearing a Coat in the Car Can Be DangerousCaring for Kids
Winter is coming whether we like it or not. Even though COVID-19 may be reducing our travel, it’s still important to know how to safely dress your child when they are riding in the car.
Pediatrics to Primary Care: Transition Tips for ParentsCaring for Kids
For teenagers, gaining independence is a big step. But one step that is rarely talked about is the transition from pediatric to adult care. Let’s talk about how you can support your child so they can support their health
Supporting Your Medically Complex Child into Adult CareCaring for Kids
When your child is a medically complex patient, it’s important that their transition from pediatric specialty care to adult care goes smoothly. Here’s the steps you can take with your care team to support your child.
Feeling Too Old for a Pediatrician? Tips for Young Adults Seeking Adult CareCaring for Kids
Need to see a doctor but feeling too old to ask your parents to make an appointment? You’re not alone. Taking on responsibility for your own health care can seem like a huge task. But by taking a few simple steps, you can ensure that you are able to take care of yourself, become more independent and remain healthy as you grow older.
How to Host a Virtual Baby ShowerMaking a Difference
: New parents need support from their friends and family, but it’s important, most especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and flu season, to keep these new families healthy. It is time to get creative. Virtual baby showers are a great way to celebrate the expecting parents without needing a large number of people to gather in the same space. Read more for ideas, tipsand tricks!
Travel Has Changed, But Car Seat Safety RemainsCaring for Kids
COVID-19 may be changing commutes and limiting travel, but it’s still important for your child to be riding in a vehicle safely. To keep your child protected in the event of a crash, here are some child passenger safety tips and reminders.