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Q&A: UVM researcher on COVID-19 impact on kids and schools
A growing — albeit still quite limited — body of evidence offers hope, and suggests younger children are unlikely to be the culprits in spreading COVID-19. In a commentary published in the journal Pediatrics...
Talking to Your Children About COVID-19News
It feels like the COVID-19 virus has turned our world upside down. It’s scary enough for an adult. Imagine how some children must feel.
Helping children understand coronavirus (COVID-19)News
David Rettew, MD, a child psychiatrist with the UVM Medical Center, shares some age-appropriate guidance on talking about the virus with children.
Lewis First: An alarming rate of teen nicotine useNews
26% of high schoolers are using e-cigarettes. That rate has more than doubled in the last two years...
Santa spreads cheer at the UVM Children’s HospitalNews
A special visitor stopped in at the University of Vermont Children's Hospital. "I'm seeing Santa. He was flying a helicopter. I thought that was actually pretty awesome! Now I'm going to see him in person!" said Bryce Dimick of Massena, New York.
Vermont needs ban on flavored tobacco and vaping productsNews
This past week, I treated a patient who presented to the emergency room with a heart attack. He is a heavy smoker, and, despite a previous heart attack, continued to smoke heavily after several attempts to quit. He said he started smoking at age 12 because...
Hospitals can be scary. In the eyes of a child, they're huge, filled with strangers poking and prodding them and can be stressful for the whole family...