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Vaccines: Why We Recommend Parents Choose to Immunize Their Children

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Back-to-school season is in full swing. This is a great time to make sure that children are up to date with their immunizations.  The Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree that immunization is one of the best ways to prevent children from becoming ill – and so do we at …Read More

Suicide & Youth: Advice for Parents During National Suicide Prevention Week

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This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. Unfortunately, we’ve heard a lot about suicide lately in the news between the tragic death of Robin Williams to some startling new statistics from the World Health Organization. Here are some myths and facts that are important to remember: MYTH: Suicide is rare. FACT:  Suicide is the second …Read More

A Mother’s Story: The Birth of Alex and Zack, from A-Z

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Twins. A small word with big impact. Upon hearing the news that I was pregnant with not one, but two children, my mind raced. Could we manage twins with no family in the area? Could we afford three kids? Will I need bed rest? How early will they arrive? Will they be in the Neonatal …Read More

New Study: No Link Between Assisted Reproduction Techniques & Autism Related Genetic Events

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These days autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and assisted reproduction are both medical issues that frequently wind up in the media and are becoming ever more commonplace in our lives. The prevalence of ASD in U.S. children aged 6 to 17 years is estimated to be as high as 1 in 50 from recent data. While …Read More

New Practice: Fletcher Allen Opens Dental and Oral Health Facility in South Burlington

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I am delighted to be a part of the new Fletcher Allen Dental and Oral Health Care facility opening today. I feel fortunate to be here at an exciting time as we open our doors to dental patients. Fletcher Allen Health Care has a strong commitment to serving the dental needs of Vermonters. I am deeply …Read More

Heading for the Beach or Shore this Summer? Pay Attention & Use Common Sense to Avoid Health Risks

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Each summer, as the days get hotter, more and more folks pack up the kids and head for the water to bask in the sun, swim, boat, fish, and play. Lake Champlain, as well as Vermont’s many other lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams, provides abundant and diverse water-related recreational opportunities for young and old alike. …Read More

Lyme Disease: How to Protect Yourself This Summer

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Summer in Vermont is the season for fresh berries, sweet corn, glorious hikes, swimming in the lake, and, unfortunately, it is also a season to worry about developing Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. The bacterium is transmitted to humans through the bite of a deer tick. …Read More

Vermont Now One of Top 3 States for Lyme Disease

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This article was written by Meredith King and originally published on the UVM Brainwaves Blog, published by University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education. See more at: http://learn.uvm.edu/health-blog/lyme-disease-on-the-rise-in-vermont Ten or 20 years ago, most Vermonters never gave Lyme disease a second thought. It was a distant threat, something that people in, say, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey …Read More

Life Jackets: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (& Need to Know!)

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Summer is so many things to all of us. For many, it means fun on and in the water: swimming, boating, water skiing – and much more. We are lucky to live near some beautiful places for recreation on the water. There is one important accessory for any summer adventure on the water: a life …Read More

From Patient to Intern: How One Girl’s Experience with a Life-Threatening Illness Turned Her Into a Vermont Children’s Hospital Champion

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Hello, my name is Victoria LaRen. I am currently the Development Intern for the Fletcher Allen Health Care Foundation. My passion for Vermont Children’s Hospital began when I was six years old and admitted to the hospital with a rare life-threatening illness called Congenital Intestinal Gestational Malrotation. Every year, my determination for raising funds and …Read More

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