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First With Kids: Head-off Problems with Lice

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02WTVIJYKR0With school back in session, I find myself trying to head-off so many questions about head lice.  What are they?  They are tiny reddish brown insects about the size of a sesame seed that love to live on the scalp of your child, bite into the scalp, cause itching and scratching and eventually lay their …Read More

Be Thankful for a Safe Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and celebrate. Friends and families come together and enjoy a wonderful turkey dinner. By following simple storage, handling and cooking suggestions, your family can enjoy a safe, healthy Thanksgiving dinner. Follow these tips to keep away an unwanted Thanksgiving guest – food poisoning.

First With Kids: Hunting Safety

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With hunting season in full swing, parents have been taking aim to ask me if there are any safety guidelines that I might give for older children who want to join their parents in this activity.  Well, let me see if I can fire off a few pieces of advice.

Exciting Travel Plans? Read This Before You Go!

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Are you planning on taking a trip this winter?  Going someplace warm to sit on a beach while the folks at home in Vermont shovel snow, or maybe a safari or other adventure travel?  How you plan for this trip may make a big difference in how much fun you have while you are there, …Read More

In Honor of Prematurity Awareness Month: Sophie and Chloe’s Story

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In honor of both Prematurity Awareness month and of my daughters, I wanted to share the story of their birth and the story of their role in leading me to my current work as the Neonatal Intensive Care Social Worker at Fletcher Allen. 

Dr. Lewis First: Being Thankful For “Our” Vermont Children’s Hospital

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People often ask me how “my children’s hospital” is doing, to which I will always quickly reply, it is not “my hospital” or “your hospital” but “our children’s hospital”. It is so important that we provide programs and services for children and families that meet the needs of our communities. In doing so, we can …Read More

Applying for a Job with Us? Read this First!

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In my last post, I discussed choosing your best career opportunity with us.  Now, let me share some insight into our application process and give you some tips on marketing yourself in the best way possible. It’s all Online! We only accept applications through our online application system, so you can forget the days of …Read More

First With Kids: Hook Your Kids on the Arts

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With the Lyric Theater’s production of Peter Pan approaching, parents have been rehearsing lots of questions about how important it is to introduce their children to theater and the arts. Well, let me see if I can get everyone hooked-up (Captain Hook that is) on understanding the role that theater can play in your child’s …Read More

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome – Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

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What is Shoulder Impingement Syndrome? A large percentage of the patients we see in physical therapy here at Fletcher Allen have shoulder impingement syndrome – one of the most common causes of shoulder pain in adults.  It occurs when the acromion places pressure on the rotator cuff tendons as the arm is raised, causing pain …Read More

First With Kids: Give the Flu the Cold Shoulder by Getting Your Child Immunized

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szdr9qd97ooWith fall almost over and winter on the way, many parents comment on how time simply flew by. And speaking of flu, “tis the sneezin” – so what better time to remind parents about flu shots for their children and what the flu is and is s-not.