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Taking Control of Your Breast Health, Part 2 – Early Detection Methods

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Last month, I shared with you some information designed to help you assess your own risk of breast cancer, as well as some proactive tips for maintaining breast health.  This month, I want to provide you with a little more detail about some of the early detection methods available and how to choose the facility …Read More

Joan Gussow Addresses “Growing Older on a Changing Planet” at Healthsource Food Speaker Series

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On February 9th I had the pleasure and privilege to introduce the first in our Healthsource food speaker series, Joan Gussow. Joan is a widely acclaimed nutrition educator who is credited for sharing her insights about sustainable food decades before it became a popular tableside topic.  She has also been called the Localvore Movement Matriarch …Read More

First With Kids: Sharp Tips on Vaccination

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Transcript: Recently parents have been needling me about whether or not their child really needs all those vaccinations we are now giving.  Well, I need to make some points about this important topic, so here goes. Vaccines truly help prevent serious infectious diseases and save lives. They are 90 to 95% effective and have reduced …Read More

Meet 13-year-old Anthony Granger: Vermont’s 2011 Children’s Miracle Network Champion

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Hello my name is Anthony Lee Granger and I’m 13 years old. I have polycystic kidney disease. In 2008 I had a kidney transplant. My donor was my older sister Amber. I have spent a lot of time at Vermont Children’s Hospital. I’ve had a lot of different surgeries. The reason I am writing this …Read More

First With Kids: Brush Off Bad Breath

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04S8nn3k8Ms&w=420I often find myself face to face with parents who want to discuss their child’s bad breath.  So this week let me odor-up, or should I say order- up, some info on bad breath in kids. First, most bad breath in children is due to bacterial germs releasing sulfur compounds in the mouth.  The more …Read More

“One Dime at a Time” Adds Up to Big Change at Vermont Children’s Hospital

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In thinking about what to tell you this month regarding what’s been going on at our Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen, I had so many options.  I could have shared with you how busy we have been in our inpatient, critical care, and outpatient settings.  I might have shared with you some incredible stories …Read More

Complexities of the Heart: My Experience as a Patient and Employee of Fletcher Allen’s Arrhythmia Service

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I am a 12-year Fletcher Allen employee who needed to utilize the services of the Arrhythmia Service I later worked for.  As someone who has first-hand knowledge of how complicated and how successful arrhythmia treatments can be, I wanted to share my story. My first experience in 1997 was as a patient who was having …Read More

“Please Put Us out of Business!” – A Burn Surgeon’s Wish for Burn Awareness Week (February 6-12)

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This week, February 6-12, has been designated “Burn Awareness Week.”  As a burn surgeon I can tell you that this is not a celebration.  You see, injuries from burns are serious problems in our country today.  While we have all suffered minor burns from touching the hot stove in the kitchen (yes, I have done …Read More

Guest Blogger – Theresa Soares: My NICU Story

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In 2001, after eight years of marriage, my husband and I decided it was time to start a family.  We were thrilled about how easily we were able to get pregnant and by Easter we were announcing our pregnancy.  Later that spring, an early ultrasound, necessitated by unfavorable results of a triple marker test, revealed …Read More

First With Kids: The Baby Bottle Battle

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Parents have been asking me a mouthful of questions about when and how they can wean their child from a bottle.  Well, let me see if I can suck-up some of those concerns and provide some information on this topic. When a baby is a year old, they usually have the dexterity and coordination to …Read More