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When in Doubt, Check it Out: How to Get Reliable Health Information

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Every day the news is full of health stories, but it can be difficult to know whether these stories are accurate or not. When reading news stories, keep these points in mind: Is it Really News?  Companies may issue press releases that appear to be news stories and sometimes are even run as news stories …Read More

Car Seats and Winter Jackets Don’t Mix!

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We all know that kids need to use car seats.  In the winter, we know that kids need to wear jackets.   What we, as parents, don’t always know is that jackets and car seats don’t work well together. Screech!  Hold the phones!  What do you mean car seats and jackets don’t work well together?  I …Read More

A Month of “Big Change” at Vermont Children’s Hospital

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The start of a new year always brings change, and that is certainly true for our Vermont Children’s Hospital as we enter our busiest season of the year.  We certainly see changes in the types of illnesses that winter brings as children spend more times indoors, and despite our attempts at encouraging good hand washing, …Read More

Guest Blogger Beth Peters: A Peek Behind the Scenes at Fletcher Allen

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Last November 17th I posted this on the Facebook page for my business, VIVID Workplace: “Spent the last two days attending FAHC’s Community Rounds which was outstanding. This is a program designed to give VT community leaders an inside look at the academic medical center, including clinical rotations and education about the hospital’s strategic initiatives …Read More

The Truth About Antioxidants

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Could it be true? Chocolate is a good for me? In the past decade or so, there has been much in the press about the health benefits of foods that had previously been considered treats, such as chocolate, red wine, coffee, and even beer. These foods contain a family of compounds known as antioxidants, found …Read More

Training for the Vermont City Marathon? Let us Help!

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Are you a first time marathoner or an experienced marathoner looking to improve your running performance at the Vermont City Marathon?   Fletcher Allen is offering a series of classes to help you improve your experience. 

Power Out? Safe Tips for Generator Use

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When the power goes out, many people use portable generators to supply their homes with electricity.  However, generators can put families at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning if they are not used safely.