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  • Homegrown: Training North Country Kids For a Career in Medicine
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Homegrown: Training North Country Kids For a Career in Medicine

Ten years ago, high school student Joey Tousignant enrolled in career exploration program called New Visions at UVM Health Network-Alice Hyde Medical Center. The program offers motivated, high-achieving students an insider’s view into a wide range of health care roles through college-level courses, supervised clinical experience and job shadows with Emergency Department physicians, pediatricians, nurses, occupational therapists and much more. Fast forward a decade and that hig [...]

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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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Tips for Complex Care Transitions

As children with medically complex care continue to see better health outcomes and longer life expectancies, more parents are confronting the challenges of transitioning their children from  young adulthood to adulthood. When transitioning health care, the most critical person in this process is the patient themselves, but parents, guardian[...]

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Transition of Care Tips for Young Adults

Taking on responsibility for your own health care can seem a huge task, but by starting early to learn the important information that will help you get the care you need, you can ensure that you are able to take care of yourself, become more independent, and remain healthy as you grow older. Whether you’re excited for your transition from [...]

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Preparing for Your Child's Transition to Adult Care

Young adults face numerous life changes and challenges, but one that is rarely talked about is the transition from pediatric to adult care. This change can be confusing for patients, their parents and families – and sadly it is often overlooked. In some cases, patients face a sudden transition without any plan in place to ensure they conti[...]

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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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What to Expect at the Dentist During COVID-19

The world is still a very different place than it was at the beginning of 2020.  But as we find our new normal, many health services, like dental care, are available to us once again. As we continue to re-open health care services and work to ensure members of our community get the care they need in a safe and timely manner, oral health and[...]

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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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