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Tips as We Transition Back to Virtual Learning

With the news that our school systems have made the difficult decision to transition to all virtual learning through the beginning of January, many families are facing numerous challenges – from how the change will impact parents’ work schedules to concerns about how to help children get the most out of online classes and adjust to a[...]

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Animatronic Comfort Animals Delight ALP Residents at The Alice Center

Jocelyn Recore, administrative coordinator at The Alice Center’s Assisted Living Program (ALP), knows she works in a special place. For Recore and the ALP team members who care for the program’s 30 residents, coming to work is often like visiting family. “It’s like going to grandma and grandpa’s house,&rdq[...]

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Having a Safe, Fun Halloween

For both children and adults, Halloween is a special time of year – kicking off the holiday season and giving folks a variety of outlets to express their creativity – from a deftly-carved pumpkin to an inventive costume idea. Halloween will look different this year, but it can still be safe, fun and enjoyable if we plan ahe[...]

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Starting School During COVID

As families across our region prepare for the beginning of a very unusual school year, many parents – and their children -- have questions about how to best keep themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy. Whether your child’s home school district begins the year with virtual learning in place, or is moving forward w[...]

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Helping Your Child Cope During COVID-19

While available evidence indicates that most children are not at higher risk for COVID-19, there are plenty of challenges facing parents and families during the pandemic – from concerns about how to keep children healthy, to helping them stay active and get the social interactions that are part of a healthy and fulfilling life as they grow[...]

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Helping Your Child Eat Healthy During the Pandemic

One of the challenges families are facing during this pandemic is finding ways to remain active and, just as important, eat nutritiously. Social distancing guidelines and virtual learning have created big changes in many families’ routines – from how they get physical activity each day to how parents are both eating for themselves an[...]

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Helping Your Child Get Used to Masks

Wearing masks or cloth face coverings is an important way to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community, but the proposition can be challenging for children – especially younger kids who may see face coverings as strange, uncomfortable or even scary. The good news is that most children can feel comfortable seeing [...]

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Military Service took this Alice Hyde provider to New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic

Family Nurse Practitioner Derek Reynolds, MS, FNP-C has been with Alice Hyde since 1998, when he joined UVM Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center as a Licensed Practical Nurse. In his two decades at the hospital, Reynolds has also continued serving his country as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S Army Reserve; he has 33 years of armed f[...]

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How Trauma, Adversity Impact the Brain

Taking a Moment: Mindful ways to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Today I get to talk to you about how the brain is affected by adversity and trauma. Now, this is one of my most favorite topics and I've been told by communications that I can't go into the great detail that I would love to go into this because I got to get this done quickly. Here we go. As humans, we are designed to maintain b[...]

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Trouble Sleeping During COVID-19? Advice From an Expert

When talk of the coronavirus first started, my 8-year-old daughter was coming downstairs 20 minutes after we had put her to bed, which was unusual for her. At first, she couldn’t explain why she was having trouble sleeping, but as COVID-19 quickly became an inescapable part of our lives, we knew this must be the cause. One night before bed[...]

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