Parents & Caregivers

two Vermont moms with their two little boys

Parents and caregivers keep Vermonters of all ages healthy and safe. Find more information for people who care for the health of others.

Information for You

Sudden Unexpected Death of an Infant (SUDI) is any infant death that is unexpected and initially unexplained. Frequently, the cause of the death is determined after a thorough investigation and autopsy by a medical examiner and coroner.

Suicide is a leading cause of death for all ages, both nationally and in Vermont. A suicide is when a person is successful in an intentional action to end their life.

Dental health is especially important for pregnant women because the bacteria that cause dental decay can be spread from mom to baby unknowingly.

Most people who abuse prescription painkillers get them from friends or family – often straight out of the medicine cabinet. Find out how to properly dispose of prescription medications.

Anaplasmosis is a tickborne disease caused by bacteria called Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory performs molecular subtyping, and is a participant in the PulseNet program.

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