Category Archives: Helmet Safety

Live PHaT! (Protect Your Head at all Times)


What does it mean to live PHaT? Living PHaT is a way of life.  It is choosing to Protect your Head at All Times in all seasons. Whether you are on a bike or ATV, skis or snowboard, long board … Continue reading

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Learning to Ride a Bike, Olympic Style


As a child, did you dream of becoming an Olympian? Did you envision yourself up on the podium with a gold medal around your neck while the National Anthem played? Well, for most of us, those dreams did not become … Continue reading

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Keeping Safety in Mind This Winter


It is still fall according to the calendar, and already the mountain tops to the east and west are covered with a beautiful white frosting of snow.  This certainly reminds us of why we love living in Vermont! But, this … Continue reading

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Don’t KNOCK your NOGGIN! May is National Trauma Awareness Month


Two years ago, my college-aged son and I were skiing at a local slope and he was showing me all of his tricks in the “park” (you know:  the rails, and the jumps, and such).  I watched him fall and … Continue reading

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Bikes, Skateboards, and ATVs – Oh My!


I have been an employee at Fletcher Allen for ten years, but this October I have officially been our Injury Prevention Coordinator for one year.  My position is part of a dynamic team of staff that makes up our Level … Continue reading

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First With Kids: Gear Up For Bike Safety


It’s the time of year when kids are hopping on their bikes more and more, so parents have been pedaling lots of questions at me about bicycle safety.  Well, let me see if I can gear-up and answer some of … Continue reading

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Sports Injury Week (4/18-4/22): The Truth About Concussions


A concussion is a disturbance to brain function caused by a blow to the head or even another part of the body that leads to shaking or jarring of the brain. The way we diagnose and treat concussions is rapidly … Continue reading

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