As seen on TV: more bird flu myths debunked

Bird Flu stories are everywhere - even on ABC's local channels. Same info with different colors. The Boston Channel and Liz Brunner just had a great segment that spells out the facts vs. the myths in black and white. Thanks, Liz!You'll find a lot of great links to resources as well. Email Dr. Gwenn©2009 Pediatrics Now. All rights reserved. PEDIATRICS NOW® is a registered trademark of … [Read more...]

Will it really happen? What you need to know about the bird flu that you won’t see on tv

Before you grab the remote and watch the show just to see what all the hype is about. Before you watch the show and then panic over what you see, get the facts!Public health experts are not happy about this TV show and with good reason. While bird flu is a concern, that day is a long way off. We've had other health concerns, like SARS, that never quite amounted to the hype. We do need to be … [Read more...]

Goodbye Chipper!

Today is a sad day. Today my family says goodbye to our much loved guinnea pig, Chip. We've had Chip and her sister, MooMoo, for 5 years, since they were 2 months old. My oldest daugheter was only 6 and my youngest only 3. That's a long time to have a pet in a child's world! So, this is a tough day. Tough for my children who are feeling this loss akin to us losing a close friend; tough for my … [Read more...]

Water, Water Everywhere but not all of it is safe for our kids to drink

I grabbed some Dannon water at Target last week when rushing through with my kids. My daughter loved the size and the fact that they had sports tops - just right for little hands and backpacks. When I got home, I noticed the water had fluoride in it. Back to the store, I thought. Why? Simple. Most of our water supplies in Massachusetts already has enough fluoride in it for our children's … [Read more...]