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Gaming for Good: Patient Plays Video Games to Help Vermont Children’s Hospital

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The Vermont Extra Life event will take place at Tilt Classic Arcade and Ale House in South Burlington from 8 a.m., Saturday, October 25, to 8 a.m., Sunday, October 26. Want to get involved? Sign up to participate and/or donate here.  Extra Life is an annual fundraising event in which thousands of gamers throughout the country raise money for Children’s …Read More

Join Us: Winter Sports Night at Orthopedics Specialty Center on Nov. 13

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Click here to register for our Winter Sports Night happening on November 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Safe Kids VT. It is around this time of year that many Vermonters start checking the weather for cooler temperatures, frost warnings, …Read More

Enterovirus D68: What Vermonters Need to Know

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Enterovirus D68 (also known as EV-D68) is in the news as it has now affected children in forty-four states. Parents want to know what it is – and what they can do to help prevent infection in their own children. We’re here to answer your questions. First off, what is enterovirus? Enteroviruses are a family …Read More

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

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