Cosmetic or Necessity: the truth of baby helmets for positional skull deformities

Talk about cute Luke! I'm sure you've seen babies like Luke while you've been out and about and wonder what the helmets are all about. The helmets are to correct something called deformational plagiocephaly which has been occuring more and more as kids have been placed on their backs with the SIDS Back to Sleep campaign sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics. There is no doubt that … [Read more...]

All for one, One for All…at least in theory

Today's Globe had an interesting article: US health beyind Canada's, study finds. The punch line is actually in the subtitle: Preventive care makes difference, researcher says.This is old news in so many ways. Preventive care has been the hallmark of medicine for a very long time. The new news is more that the US is falling behind its closest allies such as Canada and England. The studies were … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day with a twist and an un-Father’s Day Notion

My daughter's third grade class went to Plimouth Plantation last week. The highlight for Meggie was definitely the Wampanoag Indian Homesite. Plimoth Plantation is worth visiting. The plantation side is a living museum with folks like us dressed for the past and recreating important historic roles. The Wampanoag Indian side is staffed by true Natives. Well, Meggie came home loving the Wampanoag … [Read more...]

What’s The Buzz….

A laugh before a long weekend: Sometimes you just know when the deep breath should happen before you hear the saga - which is where our story starts. Scene I - as told by Daddy: our computer room. Daddy busy playing some sort of take over the world game with my 11 1/2 year old daughter while my 8 year old wanders in after her shower and puts her clean leg up on the desk. Meggie: Daddy! … [Read more...]