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Learn the ABC’s of Stroke Prevention

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Stroke. For most of us, it’s a terrifying word because we imagine a stroke leaving us unable to talk, move, or to be ourselves. But do you truly understand what it means? A stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen to your brain is either blocked or bursts. If this happens, a part of …Read More

First With Kids: Taking the Bite Out of Teething

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCflkw98HRM&w=420 Transcript: Parents have been asking me a mouthful of questions about what to do to help their baby through teething. Well let me bite into this topic and provide some information. Teething can begin as early as three months of age with some drooling and can continue until a child reaches three years of …Read More

Here’s to Not Winging It: the Benefits of Clinical Simulation (Part 3)

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I get asked on occasion “Why did I get started in simulation?”  My answer is grounded in an observation from Iraq.  I am in the Vermont Air National Guard.  In 2006 and again in 2007 I deployed to Balad,Iraq.  I was assigned to the Air Force Theater Hospital in Balad, about 60 minutes northeast of …Read More

First With Kids: Ironing Out Concerns About Iron

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Transcript: Parents of toddlers are frequently putting their irons into the fire and asking me questions about how to prevent their child from getting iron deficiency anemia.  Well being the iron man that I am (not), let me provide some information on this topic.

“And the award for most convincing ankle break goes to…” Participating in a Mass Casualty Incident Drill

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A few weeks ago I began a summer internship with Fletcher Allen Health Care in the Marketing & Communications Department. About two days after I began working, an e-mail went around requesting volunteers for a drill that would occur on June 25, 2011. It would be a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) drill put on through …Read More

First With Kids: Shedding Some White on the Tooth Brushing Blues

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Parents often ask me a mouthful of questions on how can they get their children to brush their teeth on a daily basis.  Let me try to shed light – or should I say shed some white – on the topic of tooth brushing.  

Here’s to Not Winging It: the Benefits of Clinical Simulation (Part 2)

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My friend and military colleague, TJ (his real name), was in the hospital because a family member was having a procedure at Fletcher Allen. The family member was doing okay, but TJ was hovering and was very nervous. TJ is an F-16 pilot. F-16 pilots (like surgeons) tend to be type-A personalities – let’s say …Read More

Is Knee Pain Holding You Back?

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My name is Dr. David Halsey and along with Dr. James Howe, I provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for patients who are suffering from acute and chronic hip and knee problems at Fletcher Allen’s Orthopedic Specialty Center.  We understand the value of providing up-to-date information on the new techniques and technologies available to people …Read More

Jump into Trampoline Safety!

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TRANSCRIPT: Parents have been springing up to me asking me what they need to worry about if their child jumps on a trampoline. Well let me see if I can bounce off a few safety tips about trampolines. Each year there are almost 250,000 trampoline injuries in this country that end up in emergency departments, …Read More